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“The Prized Girl” — A Debut Mystery with Shocking Twists and a Surprise Ending

The Prized Girl of Amy K. Green’s title just wanted to know what it would be like to shed her beauty queen image and be a normal eighth-grade student. She never got the chance. As this debut mystery opens, Jenny … Continue reading

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Raymond Fleischmann’s Debut Thriller — My Review

Raymond Fleischmann’s new thriller, How Quickly She Disappears, is  a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game that will remind readers of the menacing dance between Hannibal Lecter and FBI agent Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs. Fleischmann tells his story with such … Continue reading

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Thomas Perry’s “A Small Town.” — My Review

A Small Town, the 26th crime novel by Thomas Perry, begins with a violent prison break in the little town of Weldon, Colorado. More than 1,000 hardened criminals kill the warden and most of the guards, raid the prison arsenal and … Continue reading

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As Congress Considers 2 Impeachment Articles, I Suggest They Consider My List of 100

The two Articles of Impeachment being debated by Congress hardly cover reasons why Trump is unfit to remain in office. I suggest they consider  my list.  It includes only 100 articles because I tried to keep it short. Resolution to … Continue reading

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My Review of “Just Watch Me” by Jeff Lindsay

Riley Wolfe, the anti-hero of Jeff Lindsay’s  Just Watch Me,  gets his kicks executing spectacular robberies that no one else would even contemplate. His victims are always the super-rich, whom he despises as “smug, do-nothing, self-loving leeches.” The plot combines … Continue reading

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My Crime Novel “Rhode Island” Makes Best of Decade List!

Thank you to Crimreads.com for including one of my novels, Rogue Island, on its list of the best crime novels of the last decade. Here’s is a photo my wife Patricia took of actor John Lithgow reading the paperback edition.

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A Brilliant Talk About the Writing Craft by the Great Patricia Smith

Please check out this video about the craft of writing by Patricia Smith. (I’d think it was brilliant even if I wasn’t married to her.)

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A Photo From the Estate of Gilded Age Robber Baron Jay Gould Finds It’s Way Home

This daguerreotype, which I just sold on eBay, has a penciled note inside the case identifying it as coming from the estate of notorious Gilded Age robber baron Jay Gould. The buyer says: “I believe the baby is my great … Continue reading

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My Review of “Blood in the Water,” a New Thriller Set in Boston

Jack Flynn does a fine job developing complex characters while keeping the tension high in Blood in the Water, his fast-paced yarn of intrigue, violence and personal betrayals. His prose, for the most part, is tight and precise. And his … Continue reading

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The Vicious Cycle of Homelessness in America

We are repeating vicious a cycle that is as old as the settlement of America. In colonial times, people who couldn’t take care of themselves, including homeless children, the mentally ill, old folks suffering from dementia, and those we used … Continue reading

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