Category: Authors

  • John Grisham

      John Grisham’s name is synonymous with a best-seller. When you think of legal thrillers, John Grisham is one of the first names that comes to mind. Since his first book, The Firm, came out in 1987, he has kept a place on the New York bestsellers list. And if you’ve read any of his…

  • Dorothy L. Sayres: A Queen of the Golden Age

    Mystery readers have long named Dorothy Leigh Sayers as one of the queens of the Golden Age of British detective writing.

  • What do we really know about John le Carré?

    John le Carré is one of Britain’s most popular spy novelists.

  • Tess Gerritsen

    Terry (Tess) Gerritsen knew she wanted to write when she was a little girl growing up in San Diego, California. With a Chinese immigrant and a Chinese-American seafood chef as parents, she dreamed of writing her own Nancy Drew stories. According to an interview in the July 15, 2021, New York Times, Tess thought Nancy…

  • Rex Stout’s Writing Career

    The creator of the characters of Nero Wolfe and his assistant, Archie Goodwin, Rex Todhunter Stout was one of the most popular and prolific crime fiction writers of all times.

  • Michael Connelly’s The Law of Innocence

    Michael Connelly has become of the most successful current authors by selling over thirty novels and more than eighty million books. As a former newspaper reporter, he worked the crime beat at the L. A. Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Connelly shot out of the gates in 1992, when his first novel, The Black…

  • Evan Hunter Was Ed McBain

    Hunter’s best-known pseudonym was first used in the 87th Precinct debut novel, Cop Hater (1956).  He knew he wanted to make the books to give a realistic look into the life and work of a cop, but he had no experience as a police officer. So, according to his friend and mystery columnist for The…

  • Interviews With J A Jance and Ruth Rendell

    Every writer has their own process. I love hearing how our favorite writers got started and how they developed their processes.

  • Josephine Bell

    Calling Josephine Bell a writer from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction does her a disservice.