Monthly Archives: August 2017


I’m sitting here listening to Eddie Cochran sing his 1958 hit SUMMERTIME BLUES Paul’s video jukebox ( on my PC and when I hear the lyric “You can’t have the car because you didn’t work a lick” I realize that I … Continue reading

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Leave The Gun. Take The Pizza. New York City, Part II

In my last blog, I spoke in detail about pizza, how much I enjoy pizza, and it’s complicated relationship to crime. In this blog, I will discuss six NYC pizza places that I recently visited, as well as some crime … Continue reading

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If It Rhymes?

Dorothy Cannell: My mother’s birthday is coming up.  She was born on September 5th, 1910, and I have been combing through memories of what made her magical.  She loved poetry, could recite whole stretches of Tennyson and Longfellow.  Also in her … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 19-20, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Dorothy Cannell (Monday), Joe Souza (Tuesday), Vaughan Hardacker (Wednesday), Jen Blood (Thursday), and Lea Wait (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly … Continue reading

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Crime Writers in Shorts

Ha! We know you were hoping for pictures of our knobby knees, but they are mostly hidden beneath our desks. This post is really about short story collections, either compilations of our own work or collections in which we have … Continue reading

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