Best Books of 2018

I am an incredibly lucky reader in many ways, not least of which is that I get to read some books before they’re released. Some of the ones I’ve read that will be out in 2018 have blown my proverbial socks off, all the way to the moon twice around it and back again. I...

HOUSE. TREE. PERSON. / THE WEIGHT OF ANGELS by Catriona McPherson

Ali McGovern is holding her life—and her family—together, but just. A new well-paid job is what she needs. A dead body in a shallow muddy grave across the street from her house is not. Ali’s new job is at a private psychiatric hospital. Having been hired despite her...

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (Harrogate) Preview

Tomorrow I’ll take a train north from London to the idyllic town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire for the annual festival affectionally known as Harrogate. (The full name, Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, includes the name of the long-time sponsor,...

Recommended Reading

For folks pondering Anthony Award nominations, I wanted to share some of my favorite eligible titles. If you’re not doing nominations, please consider this a list of books I’d recommend you read. They’re in no particular order. Some of these are books I was lucky...