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Why I Never Outline My Novels, Preferring to Discover The Story As I Go Along

Some novelists outline their plots before they start to write. Others don’t. There’s no right way to do it. Each writer does what’s best for him or her. I never outline my hard-boiled crime novels. In this guest blog I … Continue reading

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April Book Tour Schedule for “A Scourge of Vipers,” the New Mulligan Crime Novel

I’ll be on tour for most of the month of April, signing copies of my new hardboiled Mulligan crime novel, A Scourge of Vipers, and talking to readers. Please come by to see me if I’m I a city near … Continue reading

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Notes On A Book Tour From A Tired But Grateful Novelist

Home at last. After twenty-eight days on the road, with fifteen events stretching from New York City in the East to San Francisco in the West, I’m both exhausted from all the travel and grateful for the scores of folks … Continue reading

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“Providence Rag” Book Tour Schedule

The cross-country book tour to promote Providence Rag, the third novel in my Edgar Award-winning Mulligan crime series, started on March 11 with a book release party at Manhattan’s famous Mysterious Bookshop. From there, I’ll be crisscrossing the country from San … Continue reading

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Crime Novelist Chris Knopf Interviews Me about “Cliff Walk.”

Fellow crime novelist Chris Knopf interviewed me for his website. He asks, among other things, why so many journalists are turning to crime fiction and what makes Rhode Island, the setting for my Mulligan novels, such an odd place. You … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now!

It’s Otto Penzler, dean of New York’s crime fiction editors and proprietor of Manhattan’s famous Mystery Bookshop. Cliff Walk is the second book in my series featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying Providence, R.I., newspaper. The first, … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” at The Mysterious Bookshop

My new Mulligan mystery novel, Cliff Walk, on sale at the famous Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan. It’s the sequel to my Edgar Award-winning first novel, Rogue Island. If you don’t shop there, you can find them here.

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Thank You, Mysterious Bookshop, for a Great Book Launch Party

Publication day is always an exciting time for an author, and last night’s book-release party for my new Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, at The Mysterious Bookshop on Warren Street in Manhattan couldn’t have been sweeter. A full house showed … Continue reading

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Ace Atkins Brings Back Robert B. Parker’s Iconic P.I., Spenser

A few months after Robert B. Parker died of a heart attack at his writing desk in January of 2010, his publisher, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, approached Ace Atkins with a proposition. Parker’s family wanted Spenser, one of the most … Continue reading

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My Journey from Journalist to Crime Novelist

This entry first appeared on Sheila Deeth’s book blog. Bruce DeSilva offered to write a guest post here, so I asked him my favorite question, little realizing what a great read his reply would be. My question: Please would he … Continue reading

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