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Greg Iles Wins Barry Award, Besting “A Scourge of Vipers.”

Congratulations to best-selling author Greg Iles, who’s  thriller Natchez Burning won the Barry award for best novel of 2014 at the Bouchercon crime fiction conference in Raleigh last week. My third Mulligan novel, Providence Rag, was one of the finalists. … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s Award-Winning Crime Novelist Brad Parks!

Like me, Brad Parks is a former newspaperman. Like me, he writes crime novels. Unlike me, he hasn’t won the Edgar and Macavity Awards. Instead, he is the only novelist to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards. In hockey, they call … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Novelist Thomas H. Cook.

Thomas H. Cook, author of some of the best literary crime fiction since Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, has long been one of my favorite writers, so I’m thrilled that he’s reading my most recent hardboiled Mulligan novel, Cliff Walk. Tom … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s FOX New’s Chris Wallace!

I ran into Chris Wallace at the National Press Club’s book fair in Washington, D.C. last month. Cliff Walk is the second crime novel in my hardboiled series featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying Providence, Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Crime Novelist Reed Farrel Coleman

Reed Farrel Coleman is one of the best crime novelists in the business, a three-time winner of the prestigious Shamus Award. His latest book, Gun Church, has just been published. You can learn more about Reed here. Cliff Walk is … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now! It’s Best-Selling Mystery Writer Chelsea Cain.

Chelsea Cain is one of the most popular mystery writers around. Her latest novel is called Kill You Twice, and FX is developing another of her books, Heartsick, for TV. You can learn all about Chelsea and her work by … 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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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Best-Selling Crime Novelist Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is not only a great writer but a great guy. He’s gone out of his way to be helpful to me, even writing a blurb for my first hard-boiled crime novel, Rogue Island. Here’s what he said: “Writing … Continue reading

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The Library Police Interview Me About My Crime Novels

Josh Mauthe and Dietrich Stonger, a.k.a. The Library Police, have one of the best websites and podcasts dedicated to crime fiction. They interviewed me recently about my crime novels, Rogue Island and Cliff Walk, and to hear them tell it, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now? It’s Thriller Writer John Sandford.

John Sandford, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist before he turned to fiction, is the author of 31 thrillers, virtually all of which have made the New York Times best-seller list. His next book, Mad River, will be available in October. You … Continue reading

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