Archive | August, 2007

23 August 2007 0 Comments

Saudi detective coming from Houghton Mifflin

I’ve just read an advance copy of a terrific new mystery that’ll be out next year from Houghton Mifflin. Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris opens a detailed window into the daily life of rich Saudis. That’s a culture often caricatured or vilified. I’m delighted that Ferraris has lifted the veil on this repressed, yet fascinating […]

22 August 2007 0 Comments

BBC on crime fiction trends

The BBC has a terrific article on new trends in crime fiction on its website today. It includes details of a new series of Agatha Christie comic books — with a few sample illustrations of Poirot in cartoon form — and some analysis of recent changes in the genre. One of the elements it picks […]

15 August 2007 0 Comments

Ha’aretz profiles me; Hebrew edition on the way

Israel’s leading daily Ha’aretz profiled me in its Hebrew and English editions last week. Here’s the link to the full text from the English edition:’s correspondent Shiri Lev-Ari decided to do this piece in advance of the Hebrew version of The Collaborator of Bethlehem, which will be published this fall by Keter, the country’s most […]