Now that I’m back in New York, I can finally catch up on some links that have been piling up of late:

Although I’m bummed that I haven’t received a copy yet and almost everyone I know has read the book, I’m still very much looking forward to reading THE WATCHMAN, and this profile of Robert Crais in the LA Times certainly helps.

Brooklyn DA Charles “Joe” Hynes gets to talk about his upcoming debut crime novel with the New York Sun’s Christopher Faherty.

Monica Drake’s CLOWN GIRL looks to be the next sleeper hit, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The Hartford Courant chats with Susan Isaacs about her latest novel, PAST PERFECT. 

The Edmond Sun interviews Cindy Marolt, who has just inked a three-book deal with Avon to write mysteries under the pseudonym Jordan Dane.

The Booker Prize has announced its judging panel for 2007.

The Midwest chapter of Sisters in Crime has announced its first Forensic Science Conference for Writers in St. Louis, slated for this coming November.

Could Irene Nemirovsky have been anti-semitic? The release of another of her novels causes the Guardian’s Stuart Jeffries to investigate the matter.

Stephen Dixon waxes eloquent about writing, reading and teaching with the Baltimore City Paper.

And finally, this is going to get weirder. I can feel it.