Tag Archives: crime fiction

“A Dangerous Man,” the New Thriller by Robert Crais, is One of His Best Yet

Joe Pike is about to climb into his Jeep on Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile when he sees a man force a young woman into the back seat of a waiting car. When the car pulls away from the curb, Pike … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My Review of J. Todd Scott’s Fine New Crime Novel

America’s war on drugs is well-trod territory in crime fiction, and T. Jefferson Parker’s Ronald Ford series and Don Winslow’s border trilogy have set a high bar for those who dare to follow. But J. Todd Scott’s 20-year career as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

High Praise for “Down to the River” Crime Fiction Anthology

Thriller writer Jon Land praised Down to the River — a new anthology that includes a short story by Patricia and me — in his book review column for The Providence Journal: “The splendid anthology “Down to the River” (Down & … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? It’s Lee Child, The Creator of Jack Reacher!

Lee Child is the author of the Jack Reacher novels, one of the best-selling crime fiction series of all time. I snapped this photo of him in New Orleans last month. You can learn more about Lee and his books … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Blues Harmonica Legend Rick Estrin!

Rick Estrin is one of the best blues harmonica players in creation. His vocals fronting his kickin’ band, The Nightcats, are damned good, too. And he’s a brilliant songwriter to boot.  You can learn more about Rick and his music … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Great Bob Dylan Is A Fan of My Mulligan Novels!

Who’s reading A Scourge of Vipers, my new Mulligan crime novel? BOB DYLAN. Here’s how I know. I was signing books at Once Upon a Crime, the wonderful mystery book store in Minneapolis, when the last person in line introduced … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Goofy Selfies From The Bouchercon World Mystery Convention

The best part of the Bouchercon World Mystery Convetion is the chance to hobnob with crime fiction royalty including Lee Child, David Morrell, and Sara Paretsky; to catch up with old friends including Gar Anthony Haywood, D.P. Lyle, and S.J. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s Best-Selling Mystery Writer William Kent Krueger.

William Kent Krueger won this year’s Edgar Award for the best crime novel of 2013.  In my opinion, the honor was overdue, because he’s been writing some of our finest literary mysteries for years now. Some of his books have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Top Ten Crime Novels of 2013

It’s time, once again, for the annual list of the crime novels I most admired this year. Of course, I haven’t read everything, so I’m sure I missed some great work. Don’t hesitate to list your favorites in the comment section below. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Mystery Writer Parnell Hall

Parnell Hall, author of the Stanley Hastings and puzzle lady mysteries, is quite a character in his own right, and one of the nicest people I’ve met since I started writing crime novels. You can learn more about him and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment