Tag Archives: Otto Penzler

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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Patricia Smith Story Selected for “Best American Mysteries” Anthology

I am so proud that “When they are Done With Us,” a short story by my wife, Patricia Smith, is one of 20 selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best American Mysteries. The story first appeared in last … 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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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 Night at the Edgars

CriminalElement.com, a website hosted by my publisher, asked me to write a first-person account of my night at the Edgar Awards Banquet.  Here it is. In my imagination, mystery novelists spend long days writing in T-shirts and jeans (or maybe … 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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Views From a Book Tour

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Nobody Wants To Read A Book Anymore, A Friend Quipped, But Everybody Wants To Get Published

The questions I’m asked most often about my new crime novel, Rogue Island, are:  “How long did it take to write?” and “How did you find a publisher?” “That figures,” a friend quipped.  “Nobody wants to read a book anymore, … Continue reading

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