Cat’s Out of the Bag

Now that it’s live (and the news has leaked softly in various places) I can now reveal that I will be penning a monthly column on crime fiction, “Dark Passages,” for the Los Angeles Times Book Review. It’s part of a rotating cycle of web-only columns that include Ed Park on science fiction, Richard Rayner on paperbacks and Sonja Bolle on children’s lit. Column number one debuts this weekend along with the revamped book section, and in it I muse on what happens when ghostwriters go solo – and when the reverse takes place.

As you can see, this is a little more free-form than what I’m accustomed to doing with the Sun (and which I’ll still be doing, I might add) and I’m very excited to see how the column develops, to experiment with some ideas and to join the fine folks who edit and write for the LATBR. So let me thank David Ulin publicly for taking me on – I think this gig’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun.