Ali Karim’s in the process of rounding up his ThrillerFest experience in a major way. Read parts I and II, with III to come tomorrow.

Speaking of the installment plan, read Duane Swierczynski’s serialized short story “Sidewalk Tiger,” the last installment just posted at the City Paper.

Karin Slaughter talks with Creative Loafing Atlanta about the Grant County series, “her” South, and what’s next.

Speaking of Slaughter, she’s teaming up with Oni Press to launch a new graphic novel imprint, Slaughter House Graphic Novels.

The Springfield News-Sun looks at Angela Henry’s mystery-themed battle with Hollywood racism.

Biographers duke it out over the truth of Jim Morrison’s death.

The WSJ compares and contrasts two poetry magazines
: Poetry and Parnassus.

Steve Weinberg has a great piece
on why a freelance book critic had better learn to be flexible in the face of editor changes, budget cuts and section axings.