Interview with a Character: Ellie Hatcher

Alafair Burke and Duffer, who is not really a ladybug I liked Ellie Hatcher from the moment I met her in Alafair Burke’s ANGEL’S TIP, the second in the Ellie series (I read them out of order). Ellie is a New Yorker, but not by birth. She’s from Wichita, just like my...

Interview with a Character: Will Trent

A tall, quiet, thoughtful man in a suit walked into my life last year. He’s as brilliant as he is flawed, and Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent quickly became one of my favorite crime fighters.And with an 89% clearance rate, Will is a force of crime fighting...

Interview with a Character: Matthew Scudder

When I started thinking about an “Interview with a Character” series, I wasn’t sure how it would be received. I’ve always been a bookworm, and I clearly remember the days before the interwebs when I lived amongst people with whom this was not necessarily a...

Interview with a Character: James Lee Burke

When I think about my favorite literary characters, one that always leaps to the top of the list is Clete Purcel, Dave Robicheaux’s sidekick in the classic series by master storyteller James Lee Burke. I think it no exaggeration to call Mr. Burke one of the greatest...

Interview with a Character: Carter Ross (Part Three)

Welcome to the final installment of interviews with Carter Ross. It’s been fantastic working with Brad Parks on this, and I’m eternally in his debt for the opportunity!Carter Ross is in the final round of the World’s Favorite Amateur Sleuth...

Interview with a Character: Carter Ross (Part Two)

Welcome to the second half of my interview with Carter Ross, investigative journalists and protagonist in Brad Parks‘ latest novel, EYES OF THE INNOCENT. In addition to containing excellent insight into the mind of a reporter, the below gives a quick preview of...