Chicago novelists Marcus Sakey and Laura Caldwell discuss the craft of writing crime fiction. Sakey and Caldwell are members of "The Outfit," a collective of Chicago crime writers who blog at http://www.theoutfitcollective.blogspot.com/.
Marcus Sakey has won critical acclaim for his novels The Blade Itself, At the City's Edge and Good People. His newest book is The Amateurs.
Lawyer-turned-novelist Laura Caldwell has focused on writing mysteries and thrillers since 2005, including Look Closely, The Rome Affair and the Izzy McNeil trilogy.
Recorded Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Cliff Dwellers Club.