Holly Gibney

Created by Stephen King When Stephen King finally delivered on his promise to one day write a hard-boiled detective novel, he pretty much blew everyone away with the Edgar-winning  Mr. Mercedes (2014), which played it almost straight, and introducing retired Ohio cop Bill Hodges. When we first meet him in Mr. Mercedes (2014), he's bored and miserable. … Continue reading Holly Gibney

Authors Say the Darnedest Things

"They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talk about writing or themselves." -- Lillian Hellman "All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, … Continue reading Authors Say the Darnedest Things

Clyde Umney

Created by Stephen King (1947--) Though obviously he's best known for his horror and fantasy fiction, Stephen King has been known to dabble in other genres from time to time -- including ours. He's also sung the praises of various crime and mystery writers, with John D. MacDonald being a particular favourite, and he's paid … Continue reading Clyde Umney

Bill Hodges

Created by Stephen King (1947 -- ) Of course, horrormeister Stephen King has always incorporated elements of crime into his fiction, and he's often sung the praises of various crime and mystery writers, with John D. MacDonald being a particular favourite. The Colorado Kid (2005) and Joyland (2013), both originally published by Hard Case Crime, … Continue reading Bill Hodges