I’ve lived in Israel for several stretches, beginning in 1968, soon after The Six Day War. Wonderful time, wonderful place, fabulous country. I was especially entranced by Jerusalem, one of the great cities of the world. For nearly two decades, the notion of writing a crime novel set in the Israeli capital [...]
As a psychologist, I’ve always been intrigued by the genius/insanity myth. The truth is most highly gifted individuals are pretty well-adjusted. In fact, there are data suggesting they’re better adjusted than everyone else. But what if…it’s all about the what-if.
In this one I continued to plumb the themes that have preoccupied [...]
Because I’ve got such a great nose for commerce, I structured my second Alex Delaware novel around pediatric cancer, incest, borderline horror elements, the breeding and mutation of rare fruit and a host of other edgy themes. My publisher was repelled, but after one best-seller, forced to publish the book. BLOOD TEST [...]
Alex Delaware’s debut. Having written novels for 13 years without any success, this book was my (alleged) final attempt to publish full-length fiction before having to face up to monumental inadequacy. I say alleged because it’s unwise to underestimate the power of the obsessive-compulsive personality, so who knows what it would’ve taken [...]
MY SISTER’S KEEPER: BERKELEY
Some of progressive state representative Davida Grayson’s views have made her unpopular. Although her foes are numerous no one suspects that [...]
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