New York Crimes

I look rather the dork in this photo–we don’t have the professional pictures back yet, so we are having to suffice with whatever guests took on their camera phones–but no matter how well I photographed, I was never going to shine in comparison, was I?

After the craziest year and half of my life, […]

Two More Westlake Tributes

Wall Street Journal: Otto Penzler of the Mysterious Bookshop memorializes Donald Westlake.

One rush hour, I was reading Westlake’s novel “Drowned Hopes” on the subway when a scene became so absurdly comic that I began to laugh. As it progressed, I became utterly incapable of controlling the laughter. Passengers began to […]