On the ninetieth anniversary of the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as the Black Lives Matter movement sweeps across America like an East wind, it seems like a good time to address the question: Was Sherlock Holmes or Doctor Watson racist? Should Holmes’s statue be taken down from public places? It is undeniable that…

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I’m very pleased to share my conversation with Neil Gaiman about “Annotated American Gods,” writing, and the Coronavirus: Neil Gaiman and Leslie Klinger in Conversation You can read all about the new book here: Annotated American Gods The gods will be with us, I’m certain!

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Having seen a friend do this, I thought that I’d take a look back at my writing activities in 2019. Despite family health issues and California wildfires, I got a few things done. Ghost Stories, an anthology I edited with my pal Lisa Morton, came out from Pegasus Books in January, as well as the…

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For more than a year, I’ve only been able to hint at a very exciting project: the Library of Congress Crime Classics series! You may know that my dear friends Rob Rosenwald and Barbara Peters of Poisoned Pen Press have been publishing the British Library Crime Classics series here in the U.S. They conceived the…

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