Tag Archives: Dennis Lehane

SLEUTHFEST? MORE LIKE DENIALFEST.

Sleuthfest is over. I’m back home. But for three days, Deerfield Beach, Florida, was the center of the universe. The annual crime fiction writers conference, well-organized and sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, was held at the Hilton Hotel. All in all, it was a very positive experience for me. I made new friends, […]

REVIEW: “THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE”

Ah, let’s see, now. What are those rules for writing we’re all supposed to memorize and live by? Always have a strong narrative to go with your dialogue? Isn’t that one of them? And how about the one that says we’re not supposed to overdo the dialogue? And of course, absolutely no point of view […]