The other big news in Philly media is that Duane Swierczynski is leaving the City Paper to write full-time. The right call, the right time, but again, a loss.

NPR has a long feature on Twelve, Jonathan Karp’s one-a-month imprint at Hachette.

The Guardian Books Blog has Ed talking about Anthony Burgess and Levi on how to avoid literary scandal.

The Rap Sheet points to BBC’s “Scene of the Crime” edition of its Afternoon Reading program.

That same crime blog also has two great interviews with John Harvey and Jennifer Jordan.

T. Jefferson Parker’s LA OUTLAWS gets raves from both Will Beall and Patrick Anderson.

Clayton Moore catches up with Richard Price
to talk about his upcoming Manhattan-based novel LUSH LIFE.

John Lichfield discovers Pierre Bayard’s literary sideline as a critical detective righting authorial wrongs.

And finally, don’t forget to vote!