WHAT MY MYSTERIES ARE ABOUT

I set the Thomas-and-Sandy mysteries in early 1960’s New York because, with the perspective of a generation, that time and place was particularly resonant and evocative for me.  Turned out I wasn’t the only one.  Fifteen years or so after Badger Game appeared, someone had the same thought and it turned into Mad Men.  Too bad you can’t copyright a gut feeling. Reviewers say that the Thomas-and-Sandy stories (like almost all of my crime fiction) are puzzle mysteries in the classic tradition.   more…