Holly Jahangiri (the real one) tells me that her husband doesn’t understand why I don’t get the fictional Holly together with Chief Detective Inspector Pel Darzin, since they’re obviously stuck on each other. So I’m working on it. There‚Äôs a Word for That by Marian…

Sara and I were watching a show and laying a male character out to filth for his bad behavior. Then my mother spoke through me and said, in reference to the bad behavior of his female interest: She’s no better than she should be. Today’s…

One of my favorite caper novels is THE HOT ROCK by Donald Westlake. I also love the movie, starring Robert Redford and George Segal. In general, I’m not a fan of stories in which the crook is the protagonist, but that’s situational. Exceptions include Topkapi,…