Murder on the Orient Express

A man is murdered on a train stranded in a snowstorm.  The conditions and timing of the murder suggest that one of the twelve passengers must be the killer.  Can the great Hercule Poirot identify the executioner or has he witnessed “the perfect crime”? Murder on the Orient Express is now my third experience with…

Mystic River

“Happiness comes in moments, and then it’s gone until the next time. Could be years. But sadness settles in..” In the summer of 1975, three friends – Jimmy, Dave and Sean – are approached by two men claiming to be police officers.  While able to coax Dave into their car, Jimmy and Sean would stay…

Moon of the Crusted Snow

In a small northern First Nations community, all lines of communication, as well as the power, have been disconnected without explanation. Winter has arrived and panic has set in. Has something happened down south? Is help on the way? And who is this mysterious survivalist, Jason Scott, who has arrived in town? I thought Waubgeshig…

Sunburn

In a small town in Delaware, Polly is having a drink at a bar when Adam walks in and takes notice. She’s gorgeous and he’s handsome; a spark of mutual attraction. They each tell the other that they’re just passing through with no intention of putting down roots. However, plans are abandoned when the two…

Author Interview – Lou Berney

Lou Berney, author of the upcoming novel November Road, stops by to chat rewrites, Bouchercon and the crime fiction community. You had received a lot of critical praise as well as an Edgar Award for your most recent novel, The Long and Faraway Gone. Did you feel a lot of pressure to deliver with a…

The Dead Zone

Following a four and a half year coma, Johnny Smith awakens to psychic powers that allow him to see the future.  As he predicts events over time, Johnny struggles with the responsibilities that go hand in hand with these new abilities.   Should he prevent inevitable tragedies?  If so, how can he persuade skeptics to believe…