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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Mystery Writer Bill Crider!

Bill Crider is the author of the the Dan Rhodes mysteries about a sheriff in a small Texas county; the Truman Smith series about a Galveston Island, TX, private eye; several stand-alone mysteries; and even some children’s books. I snapped … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? It’s Mystery Writer Tim O’Mara!

Tim O’Mara is at once a New York City public school teacher and the author of the fine Raymond Donne mysteries including his latest, Dead Red, and the soon to be released Nasty Cutter. I snapped this photo of him … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Best-Selling Mystery Writer Laurie King!

Laurie King is the best-selling author of the Russell and Holmes mysteries. You can learn more about her and her work here. A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva is the fourth in my Edgar Award-winning series featuring Liam Mulligan, … Continue reading

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“Providence Rag” Named One of Ten Best

Publishers Weekly has named my new Mulligan crime novel, Providence Rag, one of the ten best mysteries of the season. It’s an honor to be on the list with the likes of Philip Kerr, Laura Lippman, and Chris Pavone. The … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now! It’s Mystery Novelist Parnell Hall

Parnell Hall is the author of both the Stanley Hastings and the Puzzle Lady mysteries. You can learn more about him and his fine work here.  He’s also a very funny guy. See for yourself in this YouTube video. Providence … Continue reading

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“Providence Rag” Makes Publishers Weekly Top Ten

Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing business, has just named my new Mulligan crime novel, Providence Rag, one of the top ten mysteries and thrillers of the spring season. Previously the magazine gave the novel a coveted STARRED review. The … 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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“Mystery Girl” by David Gordon is Dark and Stylish

David Gordon’s literary novels are not only mysteries but explorations of the nature of storytelling. My Associated Press review of his latest, Mystery Girl, says in part: The novel explores not only storytelling but also issues of faith, personal identity, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Mystery Writer Tim Hallinan!

Tim Hallinan is one of the best crime novelists we’ve got. I admire his Poke Rafferty thrillers set in Thailand, where he lives half of the year, and I looooove his darkly funny Junior Bender novels set in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s FOX New’s Chris Wallace!

I ran into Chris Wallace at the National Press Club’s book fair in Washington, D.C. last month. Cliff Walk is the second crime novel in my hardboiled series featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying Providence, Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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