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My Review of Reed Farrel Coleman’s “Where It Hurts.”

Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman is a superb detective novel in the Raymond Chandler tradition, featuring fine prose, a suspenseful yarn and a compelling main character who will leave readers hungering for the next installment. You can read … Continue reading

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Land’s “Strong Light of Day” Wildly Entertaining

Strong Light of Day, the new Caitlin Strong thriller by Jon Land, is a suspenseful, fast-paced tale apparently constructed by a writer so obsessed with James Bond movies, Stephen King novels, Clint Eastwood westerns, Marvel Comics and The Matrix that … Continue reading

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How I Would Cast The Film Version Of “A Scourge Of Vipers”

Marshal Zeringue, who runs The Campaign for the American Reader website asked me how I would cast the film version of A Scourge of Vipers, the latest in my Edgar Award-winning series of hardboiled crime novels. This was my reply: … Continue reading

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“The New York Times” and “Suspense Magazine” Both Rave About “A Scourge of Vipers”

The New York Times book review section says this about A Scourge of Vipers, the latest book in my Edgar Award-winning series of hard-boiled crime novels:  The protagonist, Liam Mulligan, is barely holding onto his job at a dying Providence, … Continue reading

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Non-Stop Suspense in Chester Campbell’s New Sid Chance Mystery

The Good, the Bad and the Murderous is the second book in the Sid Chance mystery series by Nashville-based mystery writer Chester D. Campbell, who has also written five Greg McKenzie mysteries. For the uninitiated: Sid is a Vietnam veteran … Continue reading

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The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News Lavish Praise on “Rogue Island”

This week, The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News, two of the country’s top newspapers, joined the chorus of praise for my crime novel, Rogue Island. Alan Cheuse, who reviewed the book for the the Dallas paper, is an … Continue reading

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