Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Why Judy Why at SleuthSayers

 At SleuthSayers I explain how I became a fan of Billy Joel's obscure first album, which led to me writing "Why Judy Why" for Only the Good Die Young.

Why Judy Why

 I am delighted to have a story in Only the Good Die Young, Josh Pachter's new anthology of crime stories inspired by the songs of Billy Joel. "Why Judy Why" appeared on the obscure first album, Cold Spring Harbor.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Fourth Circle at SleuthSayers

 Yesterday at SleuthSayers I wrote about how I dreamed up my latest Hitchcock story, "The Fourth Circle."

The Fourth Circle

 My first appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine was in June 1981.  The new May/June 2021 issue, exactly 40 years later, features my 34th story, "The Fourth Circle." Happy anniversary!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Shanks' Locked Room at Trace Evidence


At Trace Evidence, the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine blog, I have a piece up today about the complications of writing a series about the same character. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Shanks' Locked Room

 "Shanks' Locked Room" is appearing now in the March/April issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.  It is his 11th appearance there, my 33rd.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

When Women Didn't Count in Illinois

 I have been invited to speak about my nonfiction book via zoom at Western Illinois University as part of their Women's History Month celebration.  Here is a cool little video one of their communications students created about it.