President’s Message

I met Glen Erik Hamilton at our holiday party in December. Turns out, we lived two towns over from each other in Southern California and we’re both fans of Mick Herron’s SLOW HORSES.

Since then, I read Glen’s thriller PAST CRIMES, which introduces readers to Van Shaw. Taught to be a thief by his grandfather, Van left Seattle at eighteen and joined the military. Ten years later, he returns to find his grandfather has been the victim of an attacker.

Van is a complex character: smart and calculating, but wounded. And PAST CRIMES is action-packed, atmospheric, and twisty, making it a very satisfying read, especially since there are five more Van Shaw novels to enjoy!

So on behalf of his Puget Sound friends, I want to congratulate Glen for being chosen as Guest of Honor at this year’s Left Coast Crime Conference: Trouble in Tucson. It’s a tribute to Glen’s creativity and talent for narrative that make him a standout in our field.

Catherine Linka

Next Meetings:

Further details, including registration info, are available on our Meetings page.

All meetings take place on Zoom unless otherwise specified.

February 9: Detective Adam Richardson, host of the Writer’s Detective Bureau podcast and YouTube channel, will discuss his work as a police detective and how he got into educating crime fiction authors and screenwriters.

March 9: Dr. Neil Bradbury will join us for A Consumer’s Guide to Poisons: A Brief History of Poison in Literature and Crime.