Interview with Craig Johnson

Interview with Craig Johnson

Interview with Craig Johnson, the Bestselling author of the Longmire series… TSM: What should those of us stuck in the Midwest know about the lure of Wyoming that attracts so many people? CJ: The lack thereof—people, I mean— Of course, Yellowstone, the Tetons, the Bighorn Mountains, the Black Hills, and the Red Desert are pretty […]

Lee Child and Jack Reacher: Creating the Perfect Hero

Lee Child and Jack Reacher: Creating the Perfect Hero

Lee Child and Jack Reacher: Creating the Perfect Hero REACHER SAID NOTHING: Lee Child and the Making of MAKE ME by Andy Martin Bantam, $25 (368 pp.) ISBN 978-1-101-96545-0 Review by Tim Baker How do you sit down and write a best-selling thriller from scratch in only eight months? And how do you do that […]

Ten of the Best Private Eyes

The Best P.I. Novel Series of All Time   “Top P.I. novels? How could you even…?” I know, I know. It’s tough; I get it. The private eye genre has been around forever, and there’s really no way to come up with a definitive list, much less the so-called Top Ten. Private eyes are an […]

DVD Review– Better Call Saul: Season One

DVD Review– Better Call Saul: Season One

DVD Review– Better Call Saul: Season One With Breaking Bad universally and deservedly acclaimed as one of the greatest television dramas of all time, fans might be justified in worrying that a spin-off prequel series might taint the legacy of Breaking Bad. Though understandable, such trepidation is dispelled early in the first episode of Better […]

Top Ten Family Thrillers

(Editor’s Note: Author Jenny Milchman, shares her top ten thrillers which revolve around families, from Harlan Coben to Greg Iles. Note only is Milchman an accomplished author, but her blog pieces about everything from thrillers to the craft of writing have entertained and informed legions of readers) You know how somebody will say something and […]

The Secret Life of Raymond Chandler

The Secret Life of Raymond Chandler Researching Raymond Chandler’s life was not always easy. I came to Chandler as a fan first, having fallen in love with his writing at university. I devoured the novels in a few short weeks and I burrowed into the biographies, the criticism, and the rest shortly after in an […]

Murder: A Necessary Evil

Murder: A Necessary Evil As a real-life prosecutor, I probably shouldn’t title this article the way I did. As a writer of crime fiction, though, murder is very much a necessary evil. It’s our greatest, most essential tool. Oh, sure, there are heist stories and kidnapping stories, but are there crime stories in which someone […]