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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”? Award-Winning Noir Novelist Bill Loehfelm!

Bill Loehfelm’s first three novels, Fresh Kills, Bloodroot, and The Devil She Knows, are outstanding. Each is set in his native Staten Island. When I caught up with Bill last week at Bouchercon, the huge crime-fiction conference, he was excited … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly gives “Staten Island Noir” a Starred Review!

Staten Island Noir, an Akashic Press anthology edited by my wife, Patricia Smith, just received a starred review in Publishers Weekly.  Her story — and mine — are among the ones the review singles out for special praise.  The review: … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now! It’s David Morrell, Creator of Rambo

I caught up with David at Thrillerfest, the big thriller writers conference in Manhattan, earlier this month. You can find out more about him here. Cliff Walk is the second novel in my series featuring Providence, R.I. investigative reporter Liam … Continue reading

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The True Story Behind “Cliff Walk,” My New Crime Novel About the Rhode Island Sex Trade

In 1980, prostitution inadvertently became legal in Rhode Island, the consequence of one of those boneheaded foul-ups for which the Ocean State’s legislature, the General Assembly, is justly famous. The state’s politicians made a lot of speeches decrying the shame … Continue reading

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Crime Novelist Timothy Hallinan Interviews Me About “Cliff Walk.”

Tim Hallinan is one of the best crime novelists in the business.  So I’m honored that he interviewed me about my new Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, for his blog. Here’s the text of that interview: CLIFF WALK is a … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now! It’s Thriller Writer James Rollins.

James Rollins is the New York Times best-selling author of the great Sigma series of thrillers as well as some exceptional stand-alones. I took the picture when we met at the Left Coast Crime conference in the spring. You can … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now. It’s Dave Cullen, Award-Winning Author of “Columbine.”

Dave Cullen won a host of awards including an Edgar for his superb nonfiction book, Columbine, which spent 16 weeks on the New York Times best seller list.  The beautifully written and thoroughly researched book is a myth-busting account of … Continue reading

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Crime Novelist Jaden Terrell Interviews Me About “Cliff Walk”

Jaden Terrell, a fine crime novelist in her own right, interviewed me about my new Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, for her blog, “Murderous Musings.” Jaden asks what inspired the novel, how much research I did for it, how I … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk.” It’s Crime Fiction Legend Lawrence Block.

Lawrence Block is one of the giants of the crime fiction genre. By my count, he’s written about 70 novels, won an Anthony Award, six Shamus Awards, three Edgar Awards, and been named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of … Continue reading

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