Killing Time

Sometimes my attention wanders, like a puppy off a leash. Usually it’s anytime I have to sit and wait—before a doctor’s appointment, getting ready to board a plane, anticipating my order for a tall hot Earl Grey at a coffee shop. (I just realized that my usual drink order sounds like the hero of a… Read More

Are YOU a Psychopath?

by Brenda Novak Dr. Evelyn Talbot, the psychiatrist heroine of my suspense series, which began with HANOVER HOUSE, HER DARKEST NIGHTMARE and HELLO AGAIN, studies psychopaths at a remote facility in Alaska. Creating this unusual prison, where so many inmates are serial killers, has been a fascinating project for me, probably because Evelyn’s desire to… Read More

A Party to Remember

by Kat Martin Since my hero in BEYOND DANGER, Beau Reese, is a mega rich playboy, a once-famous race car driver, I thought it might be fun to write about a mega-wealthy party I got invited to a few years back.  Well, more than a few, considering it was a millennium party celebrating the thousand… Read More

How to Spot a Serial Killer

As an author of dark suspense it’s a given that I spend an inordinate amount of time pondering serial killers. Not every novel features one, but enough do that I’ve spent more than my share of hours in the bad guys’ heads. A not always pleasant place to be, but unfailingly educating, nonetheless. Based on… Read More

Resolved in 2018: Less Jack the Ripper, More Laudanum!

I’ve spent way too many hours reading books about Jack the Ripper. And watching movies, documentaries, and docudramas about Jack the Ripper. And searching contemporary newspapers from around-the-world for Jack the Ripper insights. And months after the publication of my novel Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper (which builds on the Ripper mythology and… Read More

Absinthe…the seductive killer sweet of Gilded Age New Orleans

Greetings! During the frosty, dark nights of December, I always crave killer sweets. Sweets like chocolate marshmallow fudge. And glazed gingerbread. And cinnamon-sugared crullers. And as I write the sequel to Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper—which takes place in 1889 New Orleans—I’ve been lusting after that city’s most popular killer sweet: creamy pecan… Read More