- Death in the Face: A Hector Lassiter Novel
Set in 1962, McDonald's fine ninth Hector Lassiter novel (after Print the Legend) takes the 62-year-old writer and an old friend of his, 54-year-old Ian Fleming (the creator of James Bond), to Japan.
- Toros & Torsos
Solidly grounded in such actual events as the Key West hurricane of 1935, the Spanish Civil War and Cuba's last days before Castro, McDonald's imaginative tale takes an enjoyably different approach to art and murder.
- One True Sentence
Set in Paris in 1924, McDonald's fourth mystery featuring crime novelist Hector Lassiter (after 2010's Print the Legend) shows that more is less.
- Forever's Just Pretend: A Hector Lassiter Novel
Set in 1925, Edgar-finalist McDonald's entertaining fifth Hector Lassiter novel (after 2011's One True Sentence) takes the crime writer and reluctant sleuth, who's following his love, Brinke Devlin, to Key West, Fla., where rapacious developers have turned to arson and murder to
- El Gavilan
McDonald deftly balances his “now” against the “then” backstory as he dissects one of America’s most tormenting social problems.
- Head Games
In McDonald’s fun, deft debut, set mostly in 1957, Sen.
- Three Chords & the Truth: A Hector Lassiter Novel
Edgar-finalist McDonald’s middling 10th and seemingly final Hector Lassiter novel (after 2015’s Death in the Face) grabs the reader by the throat with a killer of an opening sentence (“Howard Richardson didn’t wake up planning to dump a hydrogen bomb off the coast of South Carolina”).
- Rogue Males: Conversations & Confrontations About the Writing Life
A fascinating follow-up to the 2006 Art in the Blood dialogue with leading crime writers, this collection by journalist and fiction writer McDonald (Head Games ) underlines the “rogue male” theme by putting some of the most influential crime fiction wizards under the spotlight.
- Print the Legend
McDonald creates a fast-paced drama—replete with shifting motives and personal interests on the part of all the major players—about the lore of one of America’s greatest novelists.
- Head Games: The Graphic Novel
McDonald’s Hector Lassiter crime novels mix 20th-century history and dime-novel fiction via the adventures of a pulp writer who, like a hard-boiled, chain-smoking Zelig, crosses paths with famous figures and historic events everywhere he goes.
- Columbus Noir
One highlight is Craig McDonald’s “Curb Appeal,” one of several invoking the homicidal search for housing.
- Nominees for 2008 Edgar Awards Announced
Martin’s Minotaur) BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR Missing Witness by Gordon Campbell (HarperCollins — William Morrow)In the Woods by Tana French (Penguin Group — Viking)Snitch Jacket by Christopher
- Fall 2007 Trade Paperbacks: Fiction/Mystery & Suspense
.; $14.95, cloth $24.95) by Craig McDonald evokes a lost America rooted in the mythology surrounding the lost skull of Pancho Villa.
- PW Picks: On Sale the Week of December 12, 2011
El Gavilan by Craig McDonald (Tyrus, F+W Media dist., $24.95; ISBN 978-1-4405-3191-0) Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus, F+W Media dist., $24.95; ISBN 978-1-4405-3199-6) Children’s and Y
- Fiction Reviews: Week of 7/7/2008
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