I see I haven't checked in here in more than three years. Could it be I'm not cut out to be a blogger? Since I last communicated, I've cut back on my reviewing somewhat. I'm doing two "Jury Box" columns a year for EQMM, one in May on short-story collections and one in November on classic mystery reprints. (Steve Steinbock is doing a great job with the rest of the columns.) I'm still appearing pretty regularly in Mystery Scene, occasionally in The Weekly Standard, and expect to have a new story in EQMM in the months to come. It's called "The Jacket Blurbs Puzzle" and is a sequel to "The Missing Elevator Puzzle" (EQMM, February 2007), which was nominated for Macavity and Barry Awards. No new books to report, but watch this space. Really. I might not wait three years this time.