Still More Smatterings

RIP, Kurt Vonnegut.

Another excellent LA Noir writeup courtesy the Pasadena Weekly.

The Hampstead & Highgate Express talks to Michael Marshall about his newest thriller, THE INTRUDERS.

The RBA has announced their first International Prize for Crime Writing, a very lucrative award for a previously unpublished manuscript in Spanish or English.

Speaking of awards, the deadline to submit to the Debut Dagger is this Saturday, April 14.

The Nashville Scene does the same with Tasha Alexander, Nashville’s “Queen of Historical Mysteries” which is a label plenty justified (I’m reading A POISONED SEASON right now.)

A couple of Bouchercon 2008 updates: first, hotel reservation information and also, where proceeds will be donated.

Eliot Ness has been stolen – or at least, his plaque has.

Women and Children First is in financial trouble.