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Koreatown Blues

I always enjoy discovering a talented new crime novelist, so I was fortunate to receive a review copy of Koreatown Blues by long-time travel writer Mark Rogers. The premise of the story: Wes is a young man with ambition, but … Continue reading

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How I Made the Transition From Journalist to Crime Novelist

A lot of people think that daily journalism must be a great training ground for novelists. I tell them that, for the most part, it is not. As someone who worked as a news reporter and editor for forty years … Continue reading

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How the Writing Partnership with My Wife, the Poet Patricia Smith, Really Works

   The following originally appeared on the Buried Under Books blog: It’s been nearly two years since Mikaila, our adventurous teenager, moved out of our house in Howell, NJ, to study at a little liberal arts college that lies between … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s Edgar Award-Winning Mystery Writer Jan Burke

Jan Burke is a best-selling crime novelist–the author of Bones, which won the Edgar Award for best novel. I snapped this photo of her in California last month. I encourage you to learn more about Jan and her work by … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now! It’s O.J. Simpson Prosecutor Marcia Clark

Marcia Clark, who served as the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, is a crime novelist herself now. In fact, I grabbed this photo of her at the Left Coast Crime convention of crime novelists and fans in … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Crime Novelist Reed Farrel Coleman

Reed Farrel Coleman is one of the best crime novelists in the business, a three-time winner of the prestigious Shamus Award. His latest book, Gun Church, has just been published. You can learn more about Reed here. Cliff Walk is … Continue reading

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Crime Novelist and Poet, Husband and Wife, Interview One Another

I’m a crime novelist. My wife, Patricia Smith, is an award-winning poet. We work closely together on our writing. Listen to us interview one another about how and why this works for us.

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