Author: Ken Fermoyle

Different Times, Different Climes, Different Crimes!

This review includes a trio of books that differ greatly, even in the broad genre of mystery novels. Settings and periods range from Vienna at the in 1910 and Melbourne, Australia in the 1980s to Washington D.C. in 2000. The…

L.A. Festival of Books Set for April 25-27

Julie Fauble at last year’s Festival IOBA’s Toothsome Twosome Will Be There The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books again promises to be the book event of the year on the West Coast and one of the best in the nation. The…

Stanford Libraries Create Saroyan Prize for Writers

As the leader of the A-Team liked to say: “I love it when a good plan comes together.” Or words to that effect. So I am happy to report that an institution where I enjoyed a too-brief, but most memorable…

Mystery Novel Characters: Often Miscast for Films, TV

The history of casting actors for roles in movies or TV series made from mystery novels includes more misses than hits, but there have been notable exceptions. Basil Rathbone was Sherlock Holmes. And when Hawk showed up on the “Spenser…