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»Of course, Dennis Lehane will always find a home for his work, but part of this story is not just getting people like Dennis Lehane or Joyce Carol Oates or Pete Hamill to write stories for us. (…) It’s also about bringing up unknown writers. We’re not just proud that we have some bestselling novelists writing for us but also that we publish brand-new writers in these collections.«

Johnny Temple

Noir, not just in dark alleys anymore: Clayton Moore interviews Johnny Temple, editor-in-chief at publisher Akashic Books. Read the interview at Kirkus Reviews.

»But Maggie differed from her contemporaries in another crucial way. In an era when most mysteries featured strong men, or non-aggressive women like Miss Marple or Nancy Drew, Maggie’s protagonists were smart, difficult, and sometimes threatening. They were women who shared a quietly desperate view of a hard-boiled world.«

Kathleen Sharp

Mores and corruptions of a stratified society: Kathleen Sharp with worth reading portait about literary suspense author Margaret’Maggie‘ Millar. Her portrait The Dangerous Housewife at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

»«I didn’t want to be judged by that,» Mr. Smith, 71, explained recently in his light-filled Victorian home north of San Francisco. «Either I’m a good writer or I’m not. ‘He’s our pre-eminent Parkinson’s writer.’ Who needs that?»«

Pam Belluck

Video and Portrait: Writer Martin Cruz Smith talked with Pam Belluck about his latest novel Tatiana, which is loosely based on the 2006 killing of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and about his Parkinson’s disease. Read more at The New York Times.