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What If The New England Patriots Hired My Crime Fiction Hero To Investigate Their Next Draft Choice?

In the end, the New England Patriots should consider themselves lucky. What if Aaron Hernandez had felt disrespected at practice one day, stalked out to the parking lot, fetched a handgun, and shot quarterback Tom Brady? Or head coach Bill … Continue reading

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I Got An Early Tip About A Priest’s Sex Abuse — And I Sat On It.

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post explaining why watching the movie Spotlight, the Oscar-winning film about the investigation of sexual abuse in Boston’s Catholic Church, made me feel guilty. The Washington Post asked me to expand it … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk?” Crime Novelist Ace Atkins!

Look who’s reading Cliff Walk, my new Mulligan crime novel.  It’s veteran crime novelist Ace Atkins! After Robert B. Parker’s death,  his family chose Ace to continue the legendary Spenser private eye series. Ace’s first Spenser novel, Lullaby, just premiered … Continue reading

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Ace Atkins Brings Back Robert B. Parker’s Iconic P.I., Spenser

A few months after Robert B. Parker died of a heart attack at his writing desk in January of 2010, his publisher, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, approached Ace Atkins with a proposition. Parker’s family wanted Spenser, one of the most … Continue reading

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The True Story Behind White Bulger, Corrupt FBI Agents, and the Investigator Who Brought Them to Justice

As a journalist born and bred just south of Boston, I followed the Whitey Bulger saga closely and even had a hand in breaking a big story or two about the mobster and his corrupt allies in the Boston Bureau … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Rogue Island” Now. It’s PI Writer Jeremiah Healy!

Jeremiah Healy is the creator of the John Francis Cuddy private eye series. Writing as Terry Devane, he is also the author of the Mairead O’Clare legal thrillers.  Both series are set in Boston. Healy has written 18 novels in … 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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