Monday, January 23, 2017

Scene of the Crime

On Monday, January 30th, Portland Stage is doing something pretty cool: they're putting on staged readings of works from several local crime writers. The folks they've invited to participate are a talented bunch. Gerry Boyle. Brenda Buchanan. Paul Doiron. Julia Spencer-Fleming. And, uh, yours truly.

They asked us each for several excerpts from our novels that might play well on stage. I couldn't resist sending along a couple short stories too. I thought it'd be a kick to see one performed in its entirety. Apparently, the fine folks at Portland Stage agreed, because in addition to killer excerpts from Gerry, Brenda, Paul, and Julia, they'll be tackling my darkly comic short "Eight Pounds," which first appeared in Thuglit in '09.

The event is open to the public and pay-what-you-can (I understand $10 is pretty standard). A complimentary wine and beer reception kicks off at 6:30PM. Performances begin at 7:00PM. If you'd like more details, you can check out the event page here. Hope to see you there!

EDITED TO ADD: Bob Keyes was kind enough to write a piece highlighting this event for Maine Today. You can read it here.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Auld List Syne

As 2016 draws mercifully to a close, I bring thee links to three new lists on which RED RIGHT HAND appears.
My thanks to Jenn, Ayo, and Alex. And to everybody reading this, best wishes for the coming year. 2016 was tough for many, but—like any year—it had its shining moments. Here's hoping 2017 has a whole bunch more of 'em and eases way up on the hardship. Catch you on the flipside*.

*Nope. Can't pull that phrase off. Eh. Next year, maybe.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hand-y Links

Yeah, yeah. As blog post titles go, that was pretty awful. Gimme a break. I've been writing here since 2005, and have only so many link-based jokes at my disposal.

Anyway. I know you're all busy decking halls and nogging eggs, so here, in bullet form, is all the news that's fit to print from the land o' me:
Many thanks to Sarah, Richard, and Brandon.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A Boston Globe Best Of!

I'm honored (see also: stunned, floored, elated) to report that The Boston Globe has named RED RIGHT HAND one of the Best Books of 2016! Here's what Daneet Steffens, curator of their mystery selections, had to say:
In his second Michael Hendricks thriller, Holm performs authorial acrobatics, elegantly and nimbly leaping between various locations and voices to produce not just a suspenseful tale kicked off by a San Francisco terrorist attack, but one imbued with multiple fine characters to boot.
Many thanks to Daneet, and congratulations to everyone who made the list. I'm incredibly grateful to feature alongside such talented authors.