If you were expecting a Q & A with Evil E – I’m sorry to disappoint you – because it ain’t gonna happen. What? Do you think I’m crazy? Besides – who was gonna add my usual pithy comments? But what the hell – I put my photo up anyway.
But – I am ‘On The Bubble’ today. To say goodbye.
I’m not a cliché person, however, ‘All good things must come to an end’ seems appropriate. Other commitments require my full attention now, and the time constraints of weekly contributions to On The Bubble can no longer be offered with my usual brilliance and alacrity.
It’s been a marvelous year here at Murderati, and I’ve had great fun with all of you – and of course – with some of the best and brightest writers and reviewers around. Brave souls all – and great sports who braved the danger in the basement as they descended those dark stairs and never once turned on the light as they willingly played with me at On The Bubble.
So (and in alpha order) may I offer my thanks again to:
Raymond Benson, Cara Black, Stephen Booth, Jim Born, Robin Burcell, Barry Eisler, J.T. Ellison, Robert Fate, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Tess Gerritson, Chris Grabenstein, Paul Guyot, Denise Hamilton, John Hart, Gregg Hurwitz, Alex Kava, Bob Levinson, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, David Montgomery, Donna Moore, P.J. Parrish, Ian Rankin, Linda Richards, Gillian Roberts, Jim Rollins, M.J. Rose, Dylan Schaffer, Alexandra Sokoloff, Pari Noskin-Taichert, Louise Ure, James Lincoln Warren and Chassie West.
My thanks also to Gar Haywood for his wonderful guest blog last week. Oh, to be so gifted…
And to those wonderful writers and friends who had been waiting in the wings – my apologies for not staying around long enough to give you grief. So – Heather Graham, Lee Child, David Morrell, Val McDermid, Steve Brewer, David Corbett, Dominic Stansbury, Dan Hale, Shaz Wheeler, Ali Karim, Ken Bruen and Lee Goldberg – drinks are on me at ThrillerFest! Uh, just the first round.
Many, many thanks for stopping by each week. YOU – and my wonderful guests – have made the trip loads of fun – and so very worthwhile.