Try this blog on

The stylish seven known as the Outfit debuted in mystery group blog waters yesterday, kicking things off with an introductory post from Marcus Sakey:

What you’ll find here is a little different.We’re not here to share publishing tips or debate industry news. We’re not going to delve into marketing or the ins and outs of author appearances. Other people are doing those things, and doing them well. So instead, we’re going to focus on what we love most.

Telling stories.

Stories about crime and justice and revenge. About the highs and lows of writing for a living. About Chicago, glorious and soiled city of bright marquees and dark divisions.

True stories and imaginary ones.

With a lineup that also includes Sean Chercover,

Barbara D’Amato,

Michael Allen Dymmoch,

Kevin Guilfoile,

Libby Hellmann

and Sara Paretsky, I doubt I’ll be the only one tuning in on a very regular basis.