Marc Weingarten chats with Craig Johnson at the LAT about ANOTHER MAN’S MOCASSINS, which publisher Viking wants to be his breakout crime novel.

Also at the LAT, David Ulin reveals his book critic mistakes.

It was great to work with Kris Lindgren, and I shall miss her very, very much.

John Sandford talks of the importance of Cedar Rapids libraries on his life and writing to John Kenyon.

The WSJ gets in on the post-ThrillerFest wrapup game.

I missed this when it first ran, but Natasha Cooper wonders why women crime writers are ignored by the UK media.

Whatever happened to Abel Ferrara?

For those signed up for Bouchercon 2008, bios and pics are needed by the program committee by this Friday, July 25.

More deadlines: read Jason Pinter’s THE MARK for free from now till August 5.

Robert Downey Jr., won’t be writing a memoir after all.

Everything you could possibly want to know about the Chandra Levy case.

And finally, Estelle Getty rocked. RIP.