Richie Narvaez

HOLLY Wins the Anthony Award

HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, by Richie Narvaez, won the Anthony Award for Best Juvenile/Young Adult book at the 2021 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, which was virtual this year. “I am thrilled and frankly flabbergasted,” says Narvaez. “Big thanks to the Bouchercon team  and to Hank Ryan for a great show! It’s unfortunate we didn’t get to do this in person, but it’s clear now more than ever that

HOLLY Wins Agatha Award!

HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, by Richie Narvaez, won the Agatha Award for Best Children’s/Young Adult Book at last night’s Malice Domestic crime fiction conference. “I am beyond overwhelmed,” says Narvaez. “This book is dedicated to my teachers. A substitute teacher in junior high school lent me a copy of Murder on the Orient Express, which changed my life, and so this is like coming full circle.” Other

LeVar Burton Reads My Story!

LeVar Burton reads my speculative fiction short story “Room for Rent,” from the anthology Latinx Rising, on his wonderful podcast. I am beyond thrilled by this and his reading is amazing. And the way he pronounces my name! Thank you, Geordi! Listen to him here:

Interview with Edwin Torres

Please check out my interview with El Abuelo of Puerto Rican Crime Fiction, the author of Carlito’s Way and Q&A, NY Supreme Court Justice Edwin Torres on CrimeReads. Torres turned 90 this year, so we celebrated by discussing his life in Spanish Harlem, his work as a judge, and his excellent novels. Excerpt: Torres’ writing career started while he was still an attorney. He and his wife Vickie had gone