It's 2014, and the website revamp remains delayed indefinitely. Here's what else you should know:
TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense, was published by Penguin Books on August 27, 2013 and was recently nominated for an Anthony Award. The anthology was also hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as "simply one of the most significant anthologies of crime fiction, ever." Much more information about the book, the authors, the stories, current news, critical acclaim and reviews, advance praise, and recent and upcoming events is at the anthology's companion website, DomesticSuspense.com. I'll also be using that site to talk more about my current project: editing a two-volume set of novels by many of the giants of domestic suspense fiction for the Library of America.
You may have also landed here because of my New York Times Magazine article "The Murderer and the Manuscript", about a debut private detective novelist currently serving a life sentence for murder. I've also written this year about the new Philip Marlowe novel by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville) and the weird world of literary brand management for The Nation, and on the puzzling trend of novels about the wives of writers (and other creative types) for The New Republic.