It's now 2015, 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 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 Troubled Daughters, 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. (A companion website for that project will launch in spring 2015.)
You may have also landed here because of my Hazlitt article "The Real Lolita", on the 1948 abduction of 11-year-old Sally Horner and its inspiration for Vladimir Nabokov's iconic 1955 novel, or from my New York Times Magazine article "The Murderer and the Manuscript", about a debut private detective novelist currently serving a life sentence for murder.
2014 also saw me writing about the new Philip Marlowe novel by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville) and the weird world of literary brand management for The Nation, on the puzzling trend of novels about the wives of writers (and other creative types) for The New Republic, and on the novels of Helen MacInnes, the great 20th century lady spy novelist, for the New York Times Book Review.
I also launched a weekly newsletter called The Crime Lady to get back some of the old mojo this blog used to have, but also because it is a good idea to have a newsletter.