Houston, can you read me? –Heartbroken in St. Louis

St. Louis, Sept. 1, 2017: Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. While capable first responders, an able governor and alert local officials  have worked around the clock and taken decisive measures to rescue marooned residents and begin recovery,…

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Setting as a Character in Fiction

By Peter H. Green How authors generate their characters and themes often remains a mystery to the writers themselves. This fact became apparent to me when Bouchercon selected the Gateway City for its national mystery conference in 2011, and we St. Louisans…

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