The topic of the week at Criminal Minds is "Conferences: the good, the bad, and the ugly." See what I had to say on the matter here.
And while you're at it, pop on over to Book Snobbery and read their hilariously specific 4.1/5-star review of DEAD HARVEST! Here's a taste:
"Holm has obviously taken his inspiration from Hammett and Chandler, but put his own inventive twist to bring it forward into the 21st century... 4.1 stars, which may not be all the stars but is still pretty damn good."