Artificial Intelligence

May. 18, 2018 by

  Artificial Intelligence. The more you look at that phrase, the stranger it gets.   As I was reading a fascinating article   in the New Yorker recently about AI, I came across this quote about the struggles of trying to

New book, new cover

Apr. 23, 2018 by

Harper returns to take care of unfinished business.  The novel takes place in Zurich, Spain and Italy.  It will be published August 28th.

LaBrava, Me and Dutch and Image Patterns

Dec. 19, 2017 by

    Image Patterns   A quarter of a century ago, I decided to teach a course in crime fiction at the university where I worked for most of my adult life. The focus was on crime novels set in


Sep. 21, 2017 by

This is a King Midget, my first car.  My brother, John, (pictured here with Baby, the neighborhood dog) drove it before he turned it over to me when he got his first car, a ’52 Chevy I believe. The King


Sep. 13, 2017 by

This week I reached the point in the new novel where I decided it was time to do an outline.  That point is roughly 75 percent into the book. My version of an “outline” is a one or two sentence

Friends and Books

Aug. 17, 2017 by

I’ve been lucky to meet many of the writers I’ve long admired and in some cases I’ve been even luckier to have become friends with some. Back in the early eighties, before I’d published a novel, I was teaching a

Nude Woman in the Grass: How I Fell In Love With Mysteries

Aug. 10, 2017 by

(This is a view of the ‘restored” library.  The First Presbyterian Church (which I attended in my youth) is on the far right.) NUDE WOMAN IN THE GRASS My love affair with books began as most serious romances do, when

An Interview

Aug. 6, 2017 by

      Forests of the Night by James W. Hall Published by St. Martin’s Minotaur 352 pages, 2005 Buy it online     Novels by James W. Hall: Under Cover of Daylight (1987) Tropical Freeze(1990) Bones of Coral (1992)

Four Hours

Aug. 3, 2017 by

Okay, I write thrillers, so I should be used to this.  Still it’s strangely hard to accept the fact that on the opening page of the Kindle version of When They Come For You the reading time is listed as

When They Come For You–Free for Amazon Prime members.

Aug. 1, 2017 by

For the rest of August Amazon Prime members can download When They Come For You for free. Get it Here