J. Kingston Pierce's Blog (5)

Celebrating Five Years of "Forgotten Books"

As hard as this is to believe, it was a full five years ago this month that Derringer Award-winning short-story writer Patricia “Patti” Abbott suggested it might be fun -- and perhaps even a bit enlightening -- for the Web’s growing ranks of book bloggers to recommend, each Friday, “books we love but might forgotten over the years.” That proposal has since generated many thousands of posts about unjustly…


Added by J. Kingston Pierce on April 2, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments

I Left My Art in San Francisco

Perhaps I should explain why this page suddenly has a San Francisco theme, even though I actually live in Seattle, Washington.

Partly, it's because I am a longtime fan of what newspaper columnist Herb Caen called "Baghdad by the Bay." But it is also because I've just embarked on the writing of a photo history of San Francisco. This will be my… Continue

Added by J. Kingston Pierce on October 19, 2007 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

The Carnival Has Arrived!

Well, it took more than a little time and even more frantic double-checking to be sure that everything was in place, but the second installment of the Carnival of the Criminal Minds is finally up at The Rap Sheet. You can read it here.

As most of you know, Barbara Fister proposed in a mid-September… Continue

Added by J. Kingston Pierce on October 17, 2007 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday, Jimbo

Congratulations are due actor James Garner (aka Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files) on his 79th birthday today!

Read more here: http://therapsheet.blogspot.com/2007/04/happy-birthday-jimbo.html

Added by J. Kingston Pierce on April 8, 2007 at 11:13am — No Comments

How Did I Get Myself Into This?

I'm not generally a joiner, and you can barely get me to attend conventions of crime writers and readers. Yet my friend Ali Karim prevailed upon me sign up with Crimespace. And since I wrote a Rap Sheet post about this new service some while back, I reasoned that I really ought to give it a shot.

I think I'll use this first post to promote a little something we're doing over at The Rap Sheet: conducting our second poll, this one asking readers to name their favorite TV police… Continue

Added by J. Kingston Pierce on April 2, 2007 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

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