LETTER- Omit the crime wave? Book 'em.

I'm shocked, stunned actually, that the Hook would fail to include Crime Wave@VABook featuring twenty-four of the country's best mystery authors among your sweet sixteen picks [March 11 cover story: "Sweet 16: 16th Book Fest; 16 lit picks" for this year's Festival of the Book.

How did you first meet this Crime Wave character anyway? Have you two known each other long? Where were you between 10am and 5pm during last year's Crime Wave? Maybe we should take this downtown.

Andy Straka