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The Blurring of Fact and Fiction in “Cliff Walk.”

Philip Eil of The Providence Phoenix sees a “blurring of fact and fiction” in my new Providence-based Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk. While I don’t agree with everything he has to say (my “Attila the Nun” character really DOESN’T have … Continue reading

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A Fine New Memoir by the Great Howard Frank Mosher

Howard Frank Mosher’s new memoir, The Great Northern Express, is a must read for anyone who cares about good writing and the writing life. Mosher has long been among my very favorite novelists, one of the few authors I actually … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Rogue Island”

It’s John Lescroart, the New York Times best-selling thriller writer, reading the new trade paperback edition of  my Edgar Award-winning novel. I met him at this year’s Thrillerfest conference in Manhattan last week.  He’s a great guy.

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Four Major Reviews of “Rogue Island, All Raves, Just Landed

Read Rogue Island! Who says so? The Associated Press, The Providence Journal, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Suspense Magazine. Sam Coale, the Wheaton College literature professor who reviewed for The Providence newspaper, where the crime novel is set, said in … Continue reading

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“Rogue Island” Is A Masterly Literary Debut” — Paula LaRocque

Paula Larocque is a legendary writing coach, so her review means a lot to me. You can read it here:

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“Rogue Island” Book Trailer — Check It Out

Anthony Tedesco, a talented New York-based filmmaker, created this video “book trailer” (sort of like a movie trailer) for my new crime novel, Rogue Island.  Please give it a look and let me know what you think.  You can find … Continue reading

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A Novelist Interviews a Novelist (me)

Novelist Greg O’Lear knows how to ask good questions, and good questions make for good answers. So I think you’ll like our Q&A about the writing of my new, critically-acclaimed crime novel, Rogue Island.Greg starts off by saying some nice … Continue reading

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Jim Taricani Raves About “Rogue Island” in Print and on TV

Jim Taricani, veteran Rhode Island investigative reporter, raves about my new crime novel, Rogue Island, in a print review and a TV spot just in time for the book’s release. Please read the review and then link to the TV … Continue reading

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In Praise of Bryan Gruley

Bryan Gruley, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, was an Edgar Award finalist in the debut novel category for his first novel, Starvation Lake. The second, which is just out, is every bit as good. I reviewed the book … Continue reading

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Making Graham Greene Complete

Strand Magazine, a fine periodical devoted to crime fiction, has been serializing The Empty Chair, a previously unpublished novella by the late great Graham Greene. But if you are waiting to see how the story turns out, you are out … Continue reading

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