…”The New York Post taught me to read people quickly and to be brave in pursuit of a story. Asking intimate questions of strangers and powerful people is always going to be frightening. But you can’t be a journalist if you can’t handle the fear. You can’t even pretend you’re trying to get to the truth if you’re too scared or lazy or careless to ask the important question, or fight over a misleading headline with your editor, or acknowledge that the article you spent all day running around for is so trivial that it might as well be “fake.”…
Full article: What I learned about journalism at the New York Post
On the occasion of the paperback launch of RUN YOU DOWN, I talk to the Mystery Writers of America about bad reviews, what I’m reading, and why I don’t outline.
Full article at Mystery Writers of America
A Virginia judge order Jamycheal Mitchell to receive treatment at a hospital, instead he died in August after waiting 3 months for a bed to open up
Alleged Charleston mass shooting suspect Dylann Roof has the “All-American” look experts say we are often reluctant to associate with terrorism
Recommendations for books, articles and radio reports that helped me research my first novel, Invisible City, and its upcoming sequel, Run You Down. I hope they deepen your enjoyment of my books, spur discussion, and contribute to better understanding your fellow Jews.
My column for the International Thriller Writers’ The Big Thrill blog about how support from writers like Gillian Flynn, Cara Hoffman, Lorenzo Carcaterra and Hank Phillippi Ryan has propelled my career as a novelist.
Full article: Welcome to the Club
One prosecutor told Crimesider that “if you’re just being careless with a gun and it goes off, that’s not a crime” – not not everyone agrees.
Full article: When is an “accidental shooting” really a crime?
As protests continue in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police are clashing not just with civilian demonstrators, but with journalists from some of the nation’s leading news sources.
“Crime isn’t going down, it’s changing,” says University of Central Florida Chief of Police Richard Beary.
On Monday, July 7, one day before he shot and killed his wife and then himself at a Spokane medical center, Christopher Henderson was evaluated by sheriff’s deputies after co-workers called police to say he was threatening suicide. It wasn’t the first time Henderson had been the subject of a mental health check – but it would be the last.