Month: September 2018

the original adventures of Ford Fairlane

His face looked familiar but I thought he was dead: getting reacquainted with the fictional private eye I left behind

Almost forty years ago, Rex Weiner first created Ford Fairlane. Now, years after the Hollywood treatment, author and protagonist return to the scene of the crime.

/ September 5, 2018
Attending bouchercon on a budget

3 tips for Bouchercon on a budget

With Bouchercon 2018 looming this week, and all the social media buzz that comes along with the conference, crime writers large and small have been discussing the pros and cons of, well… cons, across social media. No doubt writing conferences...

/ September 3, 2018
setting and tense in Dietrich Kalteis's Poughkeepsie Shuffle Toronto

The importance of setting in crime fiction

Whether it’s the Detroit of an Elmore Leonard novel, or Don Winslow’s New York, setting in crime fiction plays a vital role in telling a great story. For Dietrich Kalteis, it also played a personal role in his latest novel,...

/ September 2, 2018