Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Date For The End Of The World

The Mayan date for the end of the world was wrong. For those of you who missed the news, the world did not end on Dec. 21, 2012. But there’s a new date for the end of the world, and … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For Solving America’s Mass Murder Problem

So the National Rifle Association’s solution to our epidemic of mass murder by gun is to put an armed guard in every public school. My liberal friends are going to be surprised by this, but I say GREAT! Let’s do … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s FOX New’s Chris Wallace!

I ran into Chris Wallace at the National Press Club’s book fair in Washington, D.C. last month. Cliff Walk is the second crime novel in my hardboiled series featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying Providence, Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Gar Anthony Haywood, one of my favorite crime novelists, invited me to participate in “The Next Big Thing,” an online promotion designed to introduce readers to writers’ favorite authors. Here’s how it works. I answer ten questions about myself and … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Makes an NPR Affiliate’s List of the Best Books of 2012!

My thanks to Scott MacKay of Rhode Island’s NPR affiliate for including my latest Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, on his list of the best books of 2012. Check out his list here. Cliff Walk, the sequel to my Edgar … Continue reading

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At the Mysterious Bookshop

That’s me and my wife, Patricia Smith, promoting “Staten Island Noir,” a new anthology from Akashic Press, at the Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan. Patricia edited the book and I wrote one of the stories. Reviewers are calling it one of … Continue reading

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Revised Top 10 List: Best Crime Novels of 2012

When I first posted my list of the ten best crime novels of 2012, I forgot to include one of my favorites, Joseph Olshan’s brilliant literary tale, Cloudland. I don’t have the heart to delete any of the others to … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Best-Selling Thriller Writer Steve Berry!

Steve Berry is a New York Times best-selling author whose latest, The Columbus Affair, will be released on New Year’s Day.  You can learn more about Steve here. Cliff Walk is the second novel in my hardboiled crime series featuring … Continue reading

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