Blog Entries

Greed

What do people mean by greed? Is greed the impulse to accumulate as much wealth as one can, with no internal governor?More >>

Profile of Jochem Vandersteen

Jaden Terrell profiles and interviews Jochem Vandersteen, mystery writer and founder of the Hardboiled Collective - and popular creator of the blog, Sons of Spade. More >>

Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Welcome to this blog hop. What is a blog hop? It’s a virtual event that helps readers discover new authors. The first author tags five others (I could only come up with two who hadn’t done this already) whose work he or she admires, who each tag five more, who each tag five more, and so on. More >>

Favorite Crime Novels of 2012

My favorite mystery/thrillers of 2012. I wish I had more time to read, because a few books I read this year I really loved, which makes me realize there’s a lot out there I’m missing. What’s really wonderful, though, is I know every one of these writers personally, either because we share a publisher, or they’re part of the Hardboiled Collective, which I belong to, or simply by hanging out at writers’ conferences. This is how I ended up reading their stuff; when you’re rummaging through the stack of books on the bedside table, you tend to pick out people you know. That written, here’re a few highly recommended books: More >>

Christmas is not the happiest time of the year.

Christmas is not the happiest time of the year. It’s the most emotional. More >>