CrimeReads: Traditional Mystery Roundtable

The good folks at CrimeReads invited the finalists for this year’s Agatha Awards to answer some questions about Malice Domestic, the traditional mystery, and more. Reading the whole roundtable chat this morning, I was surprised to see my own name as the first response here!

The first question was about favorite festival memories—mine is about my wife Tara!—and other questions cover a wide range of territory, including defining the traditional mystery, the issues facing the genre right now, authors who’ve paved the way for what we write now, and which animals would make the best detectives. (I love Margaret Maron’s answer closing things out.)

Here’s the full roundtable. See you all at Malice!