Since today is the publication day of Lee Child’s NOTHING TO LOSE, it’s no surprise Janet Maslin is madly in love with Jack Reacher, but I wasn’t expecting the full profile treatment from Chip McGrath.

Jim Huang chats with about the popularity of mystery fiction, the health of books and what publishers miss out.

The Oregonian profiles its local mystery bookstore, Murder by the Book, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

PW’s Jordan Foster talks to Michael Koryta in advance of his excellent new standalone ENVY THE NIGHT, but one thing: can we have a moratorium on questions about Koryta’s age? Does it even matter how old he is? For the first book, sure, but on book #4? No.

Scott Timberg chats with Alan Furst about his newest spy novel, THE SPIES OF WARSAW.

Patrick Anderson sings the praises of Steven Pressfield’s new war tome.

Bookslut’s Clayton Moore serves up a turbo-charged beach read guide to mysteries and thrillers.

One of my favorite novelists, Stella Duffy, is profiled at

There is a secret bookstore in New York! Somehow I must visit…

The Boston Globe profiles several stay-at-home mothers forging careers as writers.

Will Mark Twain’s house be forced to shutter its doors?

The Andy Rooney Game!

And finally, talk about a bad day at the office.