More April 2015
Me and a new friend, the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Photo from Mystery Playground.
Photo credit: Patrick T. Fallon for the Los Angeles Times
And this is me accepting a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Mystery/Thriller Category from no less than Attica Locke and David Ulin. I read Attica’s first novel, Black Water Rising, this summer and it is wonderful.
Hey all, the paperback is out as of April 6, 2015. Links to various retailers can be found on the the book page.
Also, Dry Bones in the Valley has been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award in the Best First Novel category. In connection, I’ll be appearing on a panel in New York on Tuesday, April 28 at 10:10 AM. We’re going to be talking about location in crime fiction. As someone who breaks basically all of Elmore Leonard’s rules about describing landscape and weather, I am a bit nervous. Oline Cogdill, CB McKenzie, Karin Slaughter, and Lisa Turner will also be there.
More info here:
April 18th at 1:30 Pacific Time at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival
Crime Fiction Panel: Haunted by the Past
With Peter Heller, Tom Nolan, and Peter Swanson
July 30th at 7PM Crime Fiction Panel with Jay Caspian Kang and Adam Sternbergh
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
July 23rd at 6PM Reading and Signing
Bank Square Books
53 W. Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
July 15th at 7PM Reading and Signing
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
514 Allegheny River Blvd.
Oakmont, PA 15139
July 10th Reading and Signing
Chester County Books
67 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
July 8th at 6:30 PM Reading and Signing
5 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Hello. Here is a piece I wrote for Modern Farmer on the subject of rural crime fiction, accompanied by some neat illustrations.