Tag Archives: Dennis Lehane

My Review of Don Winslow’s “The Force”

It’s a thing now–books, movies, and TV shows that ask us to sympathize with, and even root for, dirty cops. Of course, we’ve long been accustomed to characters like Dirty Harry, Martin Riggs and John Luther, fictional cops who broke … Continue reading

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“My Bookish Ways” Interviews Me About My New Crime Novel, “A Scourge of Vipers”

The following interview first appeared on the My Bookish Ways website: Will you tell us a little about A Scourge of Vipers and what we can expect from Liam Mulligan this time around? The action begins when Rhode Island’s colorful … Continue reading

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Proud To Be On This List

My thanks to Forensic Outreach for listing me as one of the top 50 active crime novelists worldwide. It’s truly an honor to be named along with the likes of Lee Child, Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, … Continue reading

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My Review Of The New Conway Sax Novel by Steve Ulfelder

Steve Ulfelder’s series of thrillers featuring former race car driver Conway Sax is darned good. In fact, the latest book in the series, Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage, solidifies Ulfelder’s place as one of the finest crime novelists to come … 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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Revised Top 10 List: Best Crime Novels of 2012

When I first posted my list of the ten best crime novels of 2012, I forgot to include one of my favorites, Joseph Olshan’s brilliant literary tale, Cloudland. I don’t have the heart to delete any of the others to … Continue reading

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Crime Novelist Timothy Hallinan Interviews Me About “Cliff Walk.”

Tim Hallinan is one of the best crime novelists in the business.  So I’m honored that he interviewed me about my new Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, for his blog. Here’s the text of that interview: CLIFF WALK is a … Continue reading

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Writing a Hard-Boild Crime Novel, an 80-Year-Old Form, and Making It Fresh and Contemporary

Ever since I read a paperback copy of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye about fifty years ago, I have loved hard-boiled crime novels; but when I finally sat down to write my first one, I confronted a problem: How could … Continue reading

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My Night at the Edgars

CriminalElement.com, a website hosted by my publisher, asked me to write a first-person account of my night at the Edgar Awards Banquet.  Here it is. In my imagination, mystery novelists spend long days writing in T-shirts and jeans (or maybe … Continue reading

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“Rogue Island” Short-Listed for Barry Award!

I’m proud to learn that my crime novel, Rogue Island, has been short-listed for the Barry Award in the best first novel category. The honor, sponsored by “Deadly Pleasures” magazine, will be presented at Bouchercon, the big crime writing festival, … Continue reading

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