Friday, March 11, 2011

A New Job and Some Old Favorites

Today brings what I hope will be a pretty exciting new chapter in my blogging life. Click here to witness my introduction as Kirkus Reviews’ lead blogger in the Mysteries and Thrillers category.

If everything works out as planned, I shall be posting at the revamped Kirkus site once or twice a week for the foreseeable future. At the same time, I’ll continue to write and edit The Rap Sheet, compose Killer Covers, and keep up my usual editing responsibilities for January Magazine. What this new Kirkus gig means is that I can cut back on some other freelance-writing efforts, which is a good thing.

In my debut post for Kirkus, I write about five crime novelists who almost never disappoint, people whose work I turn to whenever I need a dependable, “comfort read”: Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, Erle Stanley Gardner, Peter Lovesey, and Edward Marston. If you’d like to offer your own top five list of “old reliables”--and I hope you will--click here and leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Oh, and to keep up with my Kirkus contributions, here’s the link.

17 comments:

Omnimystery said...

Congrats on the new job! I'll be sure to follow along as you keep us all mysteriously entertained (as it were)!

RJR said...

Jeff, here's hoping you can give Kirkus some sorely need integrity. They are pretty much known to hate anything PWA and Booklist like.

RJR

Evan Lewis said...

Hot damn. A very prestigious appointment. Congratulations!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Congrats, Jeff. You're going to be busy.

Searcher said...

Congratulations!

The link has been added to my reader....Knock 'em Dead

BV Lawson said...

Great news, Jeff! I've added your Kirkus column link to my favorites and will check back often. I truly appreciate all you do for crime fiction wearing your various fedoras.

Les Blatt said...

Terrific news, Jeff. Congratulations. That's good news for all of us who love mysteries.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Congrats on the new gig, Jeff.

Fred Zackel said...

Hallelujah for Estleman!

Craig said...

Congratulations! That's great news, especially these days when the news seems to be that there will be LESS coverage of books and not more.

Ricky Bush said...

Cool Beans, dude! Got you bookmarked.

John said...

Way to go, Jeff! I don't know who's luckier - you or Kirkus.

dick adler said...

Great list. Mine include: Laurie R. King, Lawrence Block, Reginald Hill, John Lawton and Sam Eastland. Many congrats on the gig.

Naomi Johnson said...

Congratulations!

Marshal Zeringue said...

Congratulations, Jeff...on the gig as well as the first-rate debut post.

Sarah Weinman said...

Belated congrats, Jeff - you, more than anyone, deserves to make regular mint off of your coverage of the crime fiction universe, and I'm very glad Kirkus is giving you the opportunity and platform to do so.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

I want to thank everyone who has passed along their congratulations on this new assignment. I am humbled by your faith in me.

Cheers,
Jeff