Me Vs Avatar

There’s a really well-done interview with me posted at the excellent CNSNews website.  Includes a nice mention of my new novel  The Long Way Home which – have I mentioned? – you can buy on Amazon…

Hey, Abbott

Always nice to discover a good new writer, especially in the crime field.  I just read Megan Abbott’s The Song is You and liked it so much I immediately went on to another of hers, Bury…

“Mario’s Number One!”

I can remember falling in love at first sight only three times in my life: with my wife, the city of London and Super Mario Brothers. I’m a man who knows what will last, you’ve got…

Rambling With Gambling

I’ve been doing a lot of radio interviews to promote the publication of The Long Way Home.  One of these days I’ll create a page that has my appearance schedule but for now I’d just like…

Oscar Nominations

Washington and Hollywood are both experiencing a similar phenomenon:  a complete disconnect between the so-called elites and the rest of us.  Just as our lawmakers are creating programs and policies that have nothing to do with…

Like Gladiator Movies?

I’ve been saying for some time that this is the second golden age of television.  Shows like The Wire, Mad Men, The Sopranos, The Shield, even the early years of House are simply better than anything…

Me Between The Covers

Today, as the news section over to your left should announce, is publication day for my new Young Adult thriller, The Long Way Home.   To celebrate, I sat down with the illustrious John Miller of National…

God Is Mocked. Not.

I went to see Brit comedian Eddie Izzard perform live this weekend.  He was hilarious; great.  He did one bit illustrating the idea that Latin became a dead language because it was just too complicated.  A…

Galileo Goes to Jail

I’m disconcerted to find that January’s not even over and I’ve already burned through most of my Christmas books.  Haven’t hit upon anything great so far, but this one – Galileo Goes to Jail – was…

Me On Them On Me

Patrick Goldstein, lefty LA Times movie dude, unloaded on me the other day for my take on Inglorious Basterds (see below).  I responded by having John Nolte go over there and kneecap the guy (you do…