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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Novelist Thomas H. Cook.

Thomas H. Cook, author of some of the best literary crime fiction since Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, has long been one of my favorite writers, so I’m thrilled that he’s reading my most recent hardboiled Mulligan novel, Cliff Walk. Tom … 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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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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