WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD AND
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

I’m reviewing the final season of Breaking Bad…

For Esquire.com.  These weekly essays will be just like the ones I wrote last year about Homeland.  (Well, not exactly like them — that would be weird, since the shows aren’t the same.)  Anyway, they’ll be up each Sunday, after the show runs.  I think Breaking Bad stands with The Sopranos and The Wire as a show that revolutionized television — so I am very eager to see this final season.

The Shadow Patrol is a Dagger Award Finalist!

Thrilled to report The Shadow Patrol is a finalist for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award from Britain’s Crime Writers Association!

Other finalists include The Fear Index by Robert Harris and A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming. The award represents “the best of contemporary thriller writing… in the vein of Ian Fleming.”

This award is comparable to the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in the US. I won the Edgar in 2007 for The Faithful Spy, but I’ve never won a Dagger, so I’m very excited to have the chance!