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“Publishers Weekly” Names “A Scourge of Vipers” A Pick of the Week

Publishers Weekly, the bible of the book-publishing biz, just named my latest hard-boiled crime novel, A Scourge of Vipers, one of its “picks of the week” for April 6. I’m honored to be named in the same breath with the … Continue reading

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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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“Providence Rag” Now Available in Trade Paperback Edition

Providence Rag, the third book in my Edgar Award-winning series of hard-boiled Mulligan crime novels, is now available in a trade paperback edition. The fourth, A Scourge of Vipers, which has already scored starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library … Continue reading

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Audio Edition Of “Providence Rag” Named Finalist For Audie Award

The audio edition of Providence Rag, the third book in my series of hardboiled crime novels, has been named a finalist for the Audie Award. Given by the Audio Publishers Association, it is the Oscar of the audio book industry. … Continue reading

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“A Scourge of Vipers” Scores a Starred Review from “Library Journal”

The prestigious Library Journal has published a starred review of A Scourge of Vipers, the latest in my series of crime novels featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter for a dying Providence, R.I,. newspaper. The review says:  “Rhode Island Governor … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville Founder Clay Stafford’s Thoughts About “Providence Rag”

Clay Stafford, author, filmmaker, and founder of the Killer Nashville conference, wrote this commentary on Providence Rag, the latest novel in my hardboiled Liam Mulligan series, to accompany a guest blog I wrote for the conference website: “Madness and Media: … Continue reading

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“Providence Rag” Featured on Cover of September “Suspense Magazine”

My thanks to the great folks at Suspense Magazine for putting me on the cover this month and for including a fine three-page interview with me about Providence Rag, the third novel in my Edgar Award-winning series featuring Liam Mulligan, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s Best-Selling Mystery Writer William Kent Krueger.

William Kent Krueger won this year’s Edgar Award for the best crime novel of 2013.  In my opinion, the honor was overdue, because he’s been writing some of our finest literary mysteries for years now. Some of his books have … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s the Queen of Romantic Suspense, Lisa Jackson!

Lisa Jackson, a New York Times-best-selling author, is the most successful writer in the genre of romantic suspense.I snapped the photo last month at the Thriller Nashville crime-fiction conference. You can learn more about her and her work here. Providence … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s Mystery Author Jon Jefferson!

Jon Jefferson is half of the best-selling “Body Farm” mystery-writing team published under the pen name Jefferson Bass.  I snapped the photo last week at Killer Nashville, a great crime fiction conference in Tennessee. Jon’s writing partner is Dr. Bill … Continue reading

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