Today’s Review – The Hunter by John Lescroart

Suppose you were adopted at an early age. Suppose you didn’t know, and didn’t really care, whether your birth parents were alive. Suppose you’re Wyatt Hunt. A guy’s guy in your early forties, with your own boutique investigation firm,  living in a converted San...

Today’s Review: 6 Books on the Craft of Fiction

Here’s the skinny on six of the “how-to” books for fiction writers in my bookcase – three on fiction generally and three on crime fiction. In no particular order, other than general fiction first: Writing Fiction – A Guide to Narrative Craft, Janet Burroway and...

Four vital elements of good crime fiction

If you looked at my bookcase, or the search history and blog links on my computer, you would quickly realize that I need rules, guidelines and how-to manuals. My bookcase would tell you as well that I read primarily crime fiction. I also write crime fiction, but the...