Hi, Crimespacers,Recently I started a discussion here about humor and whether it belongs in a hard-boiled thriller or noir. I've just written a blog post about it and if you've got the time, check…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Dougherty Oct 26, 2014.
Hi, Everyone. First - thanks for all the replies about comedy and the thriller. I've got a new question. What provides better atmosphere in a thriller/mystery/crime novel, fog or pollution? I mean…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Michael Brantingham Oct 2, 2012.
We never get any trick-or-treaters. I can tell myself that it’s because we’re the only house on a dead-end street and surely, being off the beaten path is part of the problem. But if I’m to be completely honest, it’s because I know that little kids are afraid of our home.
Yes, we live in THAT…Continue
Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:41am
My home office is, I suppose, a bundle of contradictions.
First of all, it is small.
It’s only half the size of my husband’s home office. I’m kind of like the wife who drives a…Continue
Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:16am — 6 Comments
And we also loved going out for cocktails. We probably met at some swanky bar, or curious hell hole, or trendy hipster joint five days a week after…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2014 at 8:30am
My Cold War thriller, The Bone Church, debuts on April 15th and I’m nervous, excited and more than a little bit relieved. Honestly, it feels like my daughter’s wedding or something.
Here’s an idea of what it’s about:
In the surreal and paranoid underworld of wartime Prague, fugitive…Continue
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:53am — 2 Comments