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My Review of Sara Gran’s New Claire DeWitt Mystery

For the uninitiated, Sara Gran’s protagonist, 40-year-old Claire DeWitt, is the woman Nancy Drew might have become if she had been raised by indifferent parents, developed a fierce drug habit, got seduced by the occult, became sexually promiscuous,  suffered with … Continue reading

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Great New Junior Bender Novel By Tim Hallinan

Allow me to recommend a great read for the holidays (or anytime for that matter): Fields Where They Lay, the latest Junior Bender mystery by my good friend Tim Hallinan. The story unfolds in a dying shopping mall in the … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Best-Selling Mystery Writer Walter Mosley!

Walter Mosley has written more than 40 critically acclaimed books including the best-selling Easy Rawlins crime novels. But he’s done much more than that, writing literary novels, science fiction, political monographs and even a young adult novel. You can learn … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Best-Selling Mystery Writer Lisa Unger!

Lisa Unger is the New York Times best-selling author of 14 mystery novels including her latest, Ink and Bone. I snapped this photo of her last month at the Bouchercon Worldwide Mystery Convention in New Orleans. You can learn more … Continue reading

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What’s a Mystery Writer to Do When His Hero Loses His Crime-Fighting Job?

A lot of mystery story heroes used to do something else for a living. For example, Robert B. Parker’s series character, Jesse Stone, was a professional baseball player before he became a police chief. Ace Atkins’s Quinn Colson was a … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Mystery Writer Reed Farrel Coleman Raves About “THE DREAD LINE”

Reed Farrel Coleman, the best-selling mystery author who is now writing the Jesse Stone series originated by the late Robert B. Parker, says this about the latest book in my Edgar Award-winning series of hard-boiled crime novels: “From the great … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers Now? Best-Selling Mystery Writer S.J. Rozan!

S.J. Rozan is one of the most respected mystery writers in the business, as indicated by the the fact that her work has won the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity awards for Best Novel and the Edgar for Best … Continue reading

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My Review of Chris Knopf’s New Long Island Mystery

Cop Job, Chris Knopf’s latest mystery about former boxer turned sleuth Sam Acquillo, is a fine addition to this entertaining Long Island-based series. You can read my full Associated Press review by clicking here

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The Great Bob Dylan Is A Fan of My Mulligan Novels!

Who’s reading A Scourge of Vipers, my new Mulligan crime novel? BOB DYLAN. Here’s how I know. I was signing books at Once Upon a Crime, the wonderful mystery book store in Minneapolis, when the last person in line introduced … 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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