Hugh's Blog

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The Noble Experiment?

That's apparently what some folks called Prohibition, that (allegedly) dry time in the 1920s when America went without legal hooch. That period is the inspiration […]

Perfect pup for a mystery writer

Shana and I recently welcomed a new family member. Daisy May is a Plott Hound, which makes her the perfect companion for a mystery writer […]

BoucherCon 2023, see you soon

I’ve met a lot of great writers and editors online, but in-person meetups are still relatively rarefor me. A full-time job keeps me tethered to […]

Researching the Truth

In writing “Fadeaway Joe,” I researched the history of racial segregation in Virginia. My maincharacter, Joe Pendergast, is 64 years old. He was 10 years […]

A Dedication

Welcome to my blog. One day, I might give it a fancy name. Suggestions are welcome. But forthe moment – after a fever of creativity […]

Fadeaway Joe: Coming out in August

New novel by Hugh Lessig coming out August 22nd on Penguin Random House Books. Perfect for fans of S. A. Cosby and Allen Eskens, Joe […]