Monthly Archives: March 2011

My Revew of Kate Atkinson’s New Mystery

Will Kate Atkinson’s new mystery, Started Early, Took My Dog, measure up to her previous book, which was one of the finest novels of any genre published in 2008?  Check out the review I wrote for The Associated Press here. … Continue reading

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Mulligan and I at Spring Training with the Boston Red Sox

  Mulligan, the hero of my Providence, RI-based crime novels, is a big Red Sox fan–and coincidentally, so am I.  In fact, a trip to Boston’s Fenway Park figured into the plot of “Rogue Island,” the first Mulligan novel.  So … Continue reading

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“Rogue Island” Now Available in Large-Print Edition

My first crime novel, Rogue Island, is now available in a large-print hardcover edition with an all-new cover.

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Is the New Walter Mosely Novel Up to His High Standards? Check Out My Review

When the Thrill is Gone is the third crime novel in Walter Mosley’s series featuring an ex-boxer named Lenoid McGill. How good is it?  Check out the review I wrote for the Associated Press.  You can find it here: Mosley posted … Continue reading

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How Do You Write a Great Hardboiled Novel? The Late, Great Robert B. Parker Gave Me an Earful of Advice

Twenty-six years ago, long before I’d written my first crime novel, I had a long conversation with the great Robert B. Parker and got an earful about how it’s done. I thought a lot about that conversation last night after … Continue reading

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Story of the Adam Walsh Kidnapping Best Non-Fiction Crime Book in Years

It was perhaps the most important kidnapping in American history because — largely through the efforts of Adam’s father John (of Television’s America’s Most Wanted) — it revolutionized the way in which the authorities investigate cases involving missing and murdered children. … Continue reading

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