It’s become a trope of popular philosophy: take care of the little things (pennies, broken windows, chores) and the big things will take care of themselves (pounds, violent crimes, your life’s [...]
We had a bumper crop of excellent entries for our tenth anniversary challenge – and they kept on tumbling in until the very last moment, just minutes before deadline. In fact, our winning entry [...]
We’re often asked about that most troublesome of subjects – back story. It’s easy to tell you what not to do. Don’t include paragraphs of explanation. We don’t need to be told all there is to [...]
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We’re about to cruise past Torghatten, a mountain on an island a kilometre or two off the Norwegian mainland, and just half an hour south of the Arctic Circle. It’s distinguished by an [...]
Here’s a lesson in restraint and suspense from that master of both, Michael Connelly: In Chapter 3 of his latest police procedural, The Late Show, which features a brand new protagonist, the [...]