Friday, November 9, 2012
Jerome Charyn in Lire Magazine, a French art/culture magazine, talking about his new noir crime mystery starring Isaac Sidel, Under the Eye of God. Charyn splits his time between New York City and Paris, where besides writing and teaching, he plays ping-pong.

Jerome Charyn in Lire Magazine, a French art/culture magazine, talking about his new noir crime mystery starring Isaac Sidel, Under the Eye of God. Charyn splits his time between New York City and Paris, where besides writing and teaching, he plays ping-pong.






Tuesday, November 6, 2012
“Dittany hadn’t lived in Lobelia Falls all her life without coming to realize that walls do in fact have ears and every little bird is a stool pigeon at heart.” 
- From Grub-And-Stakers Pinch a Poke, by Charlotte MacLeod, (a true lady with an appetite for mystery and humor.)
Read more here. 

“Dittany hadn’t lived in Lobelia Falls all her life without coming to realize that walls do in fact have ears and every little bird is a stool pigeon at heart.” 

- From Grub-And-Stakers Pinch a Poke, by Charlotte MacLeod, (a true lady with an appetite for mystery and humor.)

Read more here. 






Monday, September 10, 2012
"It is an inarguable fact that virtually everything of interest and significance in the history of detective fiction has been written in the English language, mainly by American and English authors."  - Otto Penzler, publisher of Mysterious Press and editor for the Best American Mystery Writers series. Read the Publishers Weekly article here.

"It is an inarguable fact that virtually everything of interest and significance in the history of detective fiction has been written in the English language, mainly by American and English authors."  - Otto Penzler, publisher of Mysterious Press and editor for the Best American Mystery Writers series. Read the Publishers Weekly article here.






Thursday, July 12, 2012
Jimmy The Kid is part of Donald Westlake’s highly popular comedy mystery Dortmunder series. Today we are celebrating Westlake’s Birthday (July 12, 1933 - December 31, 2008), a man who revolutionized the craft of the crime novel, and whose books have been memorialized in many forms.

Jimmy The Kid is part of Donald Westlake’s highly popular comedy mystery Dortmunder series. Today we are celebrating Westlake’s Birthday (July 12, 1933 - December 31, 2008), a man who revolutionized the craft of the crime novel, and whose books have been memorialized in many forms.

Listen - Donald Westlake: Hard-Boiled To The End

NPR’s Fresh Air remembers Westlake with interviews from 1988 and 1997

Happy Birthday Donald Westlake (1933-2008), one of America’s greatest mystery writers of all time.






Monday, May 14, 2012

Author Jane Langton illustrates her Homer Kelly novels before she writes them. Watch this incredible author in this short film.