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Reviewing Pelecanos & giving props to Frankenstein!   

“The Man Who Came Uptown”

My first piece for Mystery Scene magazine – a review of the latest from George Pelecanos – just went up as an online exclusive. I’m flattered to have been asked to provide coverage of the Pelecanos book, as well as several other titles that will appear in Mystery Scene’s print edition later this year. If you’re not familiar with the publication, it’s been around since 1985. It includes author profiles, commentary and more. I’ve been a subscriber for several years. Glad to have made the jump to contributor!

Universal Pictures ad line: ‘The Man Who Made a Monster’

I’m also pleased to have the opportunity to write about one of the most towering of all literary creations – the big guy known as Frankenstein. After all, this year marks the 200th birthday of author Mary Shelley’s classic. My riff is full of fun facts (“Frankenstein” is the name of the scientist, not the monster!) and appears as a blog post on the website of mystery author Debra H. Goldstein. Check out the piece, and Debra’s writings, at