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How I Made the Transition From Journalist to Crime Novelist

A lot of people think that daily journalism must be a great training ground for novelists. I tell them that, for the most part, it is not. As someone who worked as a news reporter and editor for forty years … Continue reading

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The Master of Journalistic Mystery Novels Is . . .

I happened across a book review on the “Two Heads Together” website the other day and got quite a surprise. It began this way: “It’s tough when your competition are masters of the trade. Ed McBain and Michael Connelly are … Continue reading

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Offering Scarce, Signed First Printing, First Edition Copies of My Mulligan Crime Novels

First edition, first printing copies of the four books in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels are quite scarce. Why?  Because my cautious publisher, Forge, printed only 5,000 each (before each of the books went into subsequent editions and … 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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Sons of Sam Spade Raves About “Providence Rag”

Crime novelist Jochem Vandersteen, writing for his Sons of Sam Spade blog, raves about Providence Rag, the latest hardboiled novel in my Edgar Award-winning Mulligan crime series.  He says in part: “What makes this novel so great? It’s the fact … 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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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Best-Selling Crime Novelist Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is not only a great writer but a great guy. He’s gone out of his way to be helpful to me, even writing a blurb for my first hard-boiled crime novel, Rogue Island. Here’s what he said: “Writing … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Satisfies on Every Level, Says The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal, the newspaper in the town where my hardboiled Mulligan crime novels are set, is raving about the new one, Cliff Walk. Here’s what the paper’s review has to say: There’s a lot to be said for an … Continue reading

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My Stammering Edgar Awards Acceptance Speech

The good folks at Mystery Writers of America have posted a video of my acceptance speech at the recent Edgar Awards Banquet, where my book, Rogue Island, won the award for best first novel. I am accustomed to speaking before … Continue reading

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“Rogue Island” wins the Edgar Award!

Over the years, I won my share of journalism awards, but nothing compared to walking across the stage at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan Thursday night and accepting the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for best first novel from … Continue reading

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