Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Changes coming for DSD

Tomorrow, John McFetridge will formally announce (we're told he'll wear pants) his intention to take a sabbatical from DSD while he works on some big projects.

Steve moves to Wednesdays. Sorry. We couldn't stop him. As long as he doesn't blather this much, we'll be OK.

Jay and Dave recently swapped their Tuesday and Thursday spots with each other.

Sandra will now have Mondays all to herself, except when Brian steps in.

By the way, there is no reason The Flash is on this page other than every third post on DSD now has to mention Detective Comics comics.

Oh, and while you wait for John's "Bisy Backson" post tomorrow, check out the new Best American Mystery Stories selected by Harlen Coben and Otto Penzler. The antho contains many of our friends and neighbors, including "The Hitter" from Chris F. Holm.

THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011 (reviewed on October 15, 2011) 
Ranging from homespun to lush and tropical, this year’s crop of 20 stories offers a variety of tastes and textures.
...And although embarrassed by her profession, a Chinese mother helps her detective daughter in S.J. Rozan’s “Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case.” An absentee father’s return challenges a wife who’s moved on in Joe R. Lansdale’s “The Stars Are Falling.” But Chris F. Holm shows in “The Hitter” that sometimes the greatest threat is to the dads themselves. Families don’t always grow through birth or marriage, as Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin reveal in “What His Hands Had Been Waiting For.” And of course, some families are just plain toxic, as Lawrence Block’s “Clean Slate” and Loren D. Estleman’s “Sometimes a Hyena” aptly demonstrate. But nasty behavior isn’t just a family affair. ... 
http://www.kirkusreviews.com 

1 comment:

Ron Earl Phillips said...

You are neither Jay or Dave.

It is Tuesday.

The Flash is cool.

John will be missed.

Chris F. Holm is a rock star.