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My Anthony Award Ballot For Best Crime Novel

I just sent in my Anthony Award ballot for the best crime novel of 2010. You can see my choices below. (Since I’m a potential nominee for best FIRST novel, I’m not revealing my list of candidates for that one.) … 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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My List Of The Best Crime Novels of 2010

This is the season for 2010 “best” lists, but I offer my selection of the year’s top crime novels with this caveat: Because I was busy writing my own novels this year (my first, Rogue Island was published in November), … Continue reading

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