Tag Archives: Pulitzer Prize

Patricia, See What You’ve Done?

Over the last decade, as the literary awards and the critical acclaim have continued to swell, I’ve repeatedly told my wife Patricia Smith: “This is who you are now.” But she could never bring herself to believe it. Somehow, she … Continue reading

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My Review of “The Last Good Heist,” the Untold Story of the Second Largest Robbery in U.S. History

The Bonded Vault caper of 1975, a case of the mob stealing from the mob, was the second-biggest heist in U.S. history, topped only by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum robbery in 1990. The job, pulled off in Providence, R.I., … Continue reading

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Q & A About “Providence Rag,” Which Was Officially Published Today

Journalist and mystery writer Kristi Belcamino interviewed me about Providence Rag, the latest novel in my Edgar Award-winning series featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying Providence, R.I., newspaper.  The following originally appeared on her outstanding blog. Q:  Tell me … Continue reading

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David Freed’s New Thriller Is Another Winner

David Freed, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Los Angeles Times,  made my list of the top ten crime novels of 2011 with his debut novel, Flat Spin. His just-released sequel, Fangs Out, is every bit as good. You … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” It’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jacqui Banaszynski

Jacqui Banaszynski, who holds the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Missouri, is one of the greatest journalists of our time. Like Mulligan, the fictional hero of my Mulligan crime novels including Cliff Walk, she is a Pulitzer … Continue reading

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