Friday, January 28, 2011

Complete U.S. MARSHAL KAREN SISCO (Out of Sight) by Elmore Leonard

Literary appearances of federal marshal Karen Sisco, written by Elmore Leonard:

Out of Sight: A NovelOUT OF SIGHT (1996)
World-class gentleman felon Jack Foley is busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he runs head on into a shotgun-wielding Karen Sisco. Suddenly he's sharing a cramped car trunk with the classy, disarmed federal marshal and the chemistry is working overtime—and as soon as she escapes, he's already missing her. But there are bad men and a major score waiting for Jack in Motown. And the next time his path crosses Karen's, chances are she's going to be there for business, not pleasure.

Murder for Love"Karen Makes Out" (1996)
Federal marshal Karen Sisco once again inadvertently mixing pleasure with business. The short story, which appeared in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine (1996), has been reprinted in two anthologies: Murder for Love (1996) and When the Women Come Out to Dance, and Other Stories (2002). Also the basis for the first episode of the short-lived 2003 Karen Sisco television series.

Related links:
CHILI PALMER by Elmore Leonard
U.S. MARSHAL RAYLAN GIVENS (Justified) by Elmore Leonard
REGAN REILLY by Carol Higgins Clark
Elmore Leonard: TV show 'Justified' gets it right
Elmore Leonard gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Elmore Leonard's three-peat: Lovable losers resurface in 'Road Dogs'
150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Mysterious Disappearance of Edgar Allan Poe's Admirer

Today is the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth—and CNN reports that "the shadowy visitor" who, every year for 60 years, left roses and a half-full bottle of cognac at Poe's Baltimore grave on the writer's birthday, failed to appear the second year in a row. The tradition began Jan. 19, 1949, according to the Edgar Allan Poe Society. The last visitation came two years ago. Read the story here: Edgar Allan Poe's cognac-carrying admirer fails to materialize again

(Thanks to The Roads of Autumn Dusk for reminding me it was Poe's birthday.)

Related links:
Detectives: C. AUGUSTE DUPIN by Edgar Allan Poe (1841)
150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010
Murderous Beginnings: 40 Detective Fiction Firsts

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.