Tag Archives: Robert B. Parker

“Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet” — My Review

Since his fiancé Diana was murdered (Debt to Pay, 2016), former pro baseball player turned small town police chief Jesse Stone has spent much of his time pounding a baseball into his glove, staring at his poster of Ozzie Smith, … Continue reading

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

Ace Akins is the New York Times best-selling author of 19 novels. Among them are two current series: one featuring former Army ranger Quinn Colson and the other the Boston-based Spenser novels, a series he picked up from the late … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? It’s Best-Selling Mystery Writer Reed Farrel Coleman

With is fine stand-alone novels such as Gun Church and his remarkable Moe Prager private eye series, Reed Farrel Coleman has long been one of the best mystery writers in the business. But since he was selected to continue the … Continue reading

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On Book Tour With My Friend, The Great Reed Farrel Coleman

Reed Farrel Coleman and I talked about our new novels and signed copies for readers at two great bookstores, Murder by the Book in Houston and Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ, last week. My new one is The Dread Line, … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Crime Novelist Ace Atkins says “The Dread Line” Is Highly Recommended!

Thanks to Ace Atkins, New York Times best-selling author of the fine Colin Quinn crime novels and the writer who has taken over Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series, for this shout-out about The Dread Line, the latest in my series … Continue reading

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It Was As If Joe Friday Had Been Stripped of His Badge

An unanticipated disaster struck as I was writing the fourth novel in my hard-boiled series of crime novels featuring investigative reporter Liam Mulligan: The failing Providence, R.I. newspaper he had been working for abruptly fired him, creating a crisis for … Continue reading

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How I Made the Transition From Journalist to Crime Novelist

A lot of people think that daily journalism must be a great training ground for novelists. I tell them that, for the most part, it is not. As someone who worked as a news reporter and editor for forty years … 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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“Nantucket Grand” by Steven Axelrod — A Review

I always enjoy discovering a fine new crime novelist, so I’m indebted to Barbara Peters of Poisoned Penn Press and the proprietor of the Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ, for introducing me to Steven Axelrod. Steven isn’t exactly new. … Continue reading

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