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.
Yes. But it’s complicated. My mother is Jewish, which, as my grandmother used to tell me, means that the Nazis would have come for me, too. My dad, on the other hand, is Christian. And not just a Christmas Christian, he is a church-going Christian; a Christian who left his career as a lawyer to be ordained when he was 55. A Christian who wears a cross around his neck. My sister and I grew up “both.”
Full article: “Are you Jewish?”
In October 2007, my husband and I were looking for an apartment in Brooklyn. We’d seen too many to count and none worth the price, so when a one-bedroom just off Prospect Park popped up for $1200 we jumped. On the way to the appointment, the broker gave us the news: The man who lived in the apartment until last month had committed suicide there.
Full article: The Previous Tenant
For the past 10 years I have devoted my professional life – and my imagination – to things most people would rather not think about.
Full article: Why I Write About Crime
Full article: The Lives of Others
Stories of slammed doors and sad spirits aside, the man who committed suicide in Julia Dahl’s apartment probably isn’t there anymore. Probably.
Full article: My Killer Apartment