What was missed while being away

First off, I had quite a lot to say about Jess Walter’s THE ZERO in the Philly Inquirer, and about the Lee Siegel affair in the Denver Post.

The Asian-American Press talks to Sujata Massey about her native India, living in the US and Japan and exploring identity issues in the Rei Shimura series.

Michael Connelly answers questions about his work
, Harry Bosch and his new novella, THE OVERLOOK.

Oline Cogdill reviews three new crime novels she rather likes: Brian Freeman’s STRIPPED, Dianne Emley’s THE FIRST CUT and Rick Mofina’s EVERY FEAR (and I happen to agree with all her choices, too.)

More reviews: The Sun-Times’ Joe Kolina has much to say about Gillian Flynn’s unnerving debut; Dick Adler examines the latest by Jan Burke, Philip Kerr, Walter Mosley, Michael Collins, Maggie Estep and Rick Mofina, with a shoutout to The Outfit;  Alana Newhouse looks at hip iterations of Jewish culture; Maureen Corrigan reviews new releases by Morag Joss, Brad Meltzer, Steve Hamilton and Dick Francis; Margaret Cannon also reviews the Kerr and Mosley books along with new stuff by C.J. Sansom, Quintin Jardine, Rick Mofina & Linwood Barclay.

Bestselling children’s author Daisy Meadows isn’t just an alias – she’s a collective of four authors “not available for interview,” according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

And finally, want to figure out how to make use of your YouTube time more effectively? This should help.