My new novel, Vanishing Games, is a heist thriller set in the gambling city of Macau, China. I lived there briefly while researching the book and was taken aback by the incredibly eclectic sounds of the city. For those of you who have never been, let me fill you in — Macau is like Las Vegas on pure Chinese meth. The casinos are constantly blasting classic Sinatra. The nightclubs host famous rappers and superstar DJs. The restaurants all play the same style of downtempo house.
Hey, everybody! I'm spending the week here in beautiful Long Beach California to attend this year's world mystery convention, Bouchercon. So far nobody has been murdered, but I'm still hopeful. This crowd of mystery writers would provide for some interesting locked-room mystery hijinks. I'm especially excited to attend this year's Bouchercon, because I'm up for both an Anthony and a Barry award! If you're also attending, you should totally vote for me. Either that or I'll rob