Summer’s gone, the kids are back to school, the rest of us are back at work…and fall means the two p’s: productivity and procrastination. In other words, the usual…

I’ve also cracked a new reviewing venue, as my take on Dennis Lehane’s CORONADO appeared in the Boston Phoenix a few days ago.

The Anchorage Daily News chats with J.A. Jance about her latest bestselling novel, DEAD WRONG.

Scott Eyman at the Palm Beach Post interviews Brad Meltzer about his many hats, from writing thrillers, penning comic books and creating TV series.

Christopher Fowler explains to the Independent on Sunday how he got the idea for his marvelous, cantankerous creations, the elderly detective team Bryant & May.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune chats with Denise Hamilton about all the stories inside her head waiting to get out, more than what she’s committed to novel format already.

Regis Behe talks with George Pelecanos about THE NIGHT GARDENER, the ripple effects of murder and his work ethic.

David Mehegan interviews Tess Gerritsen about the original jump from romance to suspense, why she came up with the Rizzoli and Isles series and how her medical background informs her work.

Robert Harris is a complete political geek, the Guardian discovers, and that comes through strongly in his new novel IMPERIUM, ostensibly about the Roman Empire but also likely a veiled account of current British politics.

Give it up for your Ned Kelly winners for Best Australian crime novel: Peter Temple and Chris Nyst, who share the award.

There’s a ton of new stuff over at SHOTS, but especially check out this new interview with Ray Banks and this one with Laura Wilson.

On the review front: Mary Ann Grossman praises William Kent Krueger’s new novel; Oline Cogdill reviews the latest by Sujata Massey and Mike Doogan; David Montgomery finds much to like about Clea Simon’s CATTERY ROW; Charles Taylor jumps on THE NIGHT GARDENER bandwagon; Margaret Cannon’s crime column is chock full of goodies; and Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett finds the sum of Andrew Vachss’s new Burke novel exceeds the parts.

Finally, stingrays are dangerous, dangerous suckers. Damn.