Mystery Scene Essay

Thanks to Mystery Scene for including an essay of mine in the latest issue—just received this weekend!

My essay serves as a preview of the title story in my new collection The Boy Detective and the Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense, now available from Crippen & Landru. That story first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and my essay looks at some of the elements which fed into my writing of it—from actual events in my own childhood to my later studies of Southern culture and history.

Hope folks enjoy the essay—and this whole issue of Mystery Scene. And my story too, of course!