Hi, all. Wanted to let you know the Top Suspense Group has launched INSIDE TOP SUSPENSE, a conversation about the craft of writing crime fiction and thrillers. It's a series of questions and comments by authors like Lee Goldberg, Paul Levine, Max Allan Collins, Harry Shannon, Bill Crider, Ed Gorman, Naomi Hirahara, Vicki Hendricks, yours truly, and more.

Our first topic, naturally, is about suspense. How do you build it? What works? What doesn't? We've already got a lovely conversation going. Pleas join us at


We'd love to hear from you.