It’s the end of the teens — Happy New Year, and welcome the Roaring 20’s!! If you’re around on New Year’s Day, you can join me on a Facebook page for authors who will be live-chatting about life, literature, and their books. I’ll be live on the site from 2:00 to 3:00 (Eastern US time) … More Happy New Year — join me on Facebook and enter the ebook giveaway!
This book starts out bloody. A serial killer with a yearning to get his hands wet and dirty dispatches a truck driver with a gun and then a knife, leaving a gruesome crime scene for Tampa detectives Sergio and Carly. The reader experiences the kill from the killer’s point of view, and that continues through … More Double Blind, by Dan Alatorre
The story of the meteoric rise and spectacular fall of the start-up blood testing company, Theranos, and its precocious young founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is an amazing story. If it weren’t true, you’d never believe it. Telling that story in a coherent and entertaining fashion is a herculean task that journalist John Carryrou has done wonderfully … More Bad Blood, by John Carryrou
It’s not easy to take a character as (usually) dynamic and interesting as Jack Reacher and write a whole novel from his point of view that is dull, plodding, and lacking in suspense, emotion, or action. But, somehow Lee Child – perhaps on deadline to push out another Jack Reacher “bestseller” – has managed it. … More The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #22)
If this works, then this link will take you to an audio file (on YouTube) of the short story “Fool Me Twice,” where the character of Mike Stoneman first appeared. “Fool Me Twice” was the winner of a short story writing context in 2012 sponsored by the NJ Corporate Counsel Association. Later, I used the … More Fool Me Twice — Audio File
Foley’s sports pub is the best venue in Manhattan for a party (or pretty much anything else). Thanks to everyone who came around to say hello.
Despite some administrative hurdles with amazon accepting it from someone who is not a verified amazon purchaser, this is just a great review from a member of the Whiteboard Squad: Kevin Chapman checks all the boxes in this second entry to the Mike Stoneman series:A shocking murder? CheckWitty repartee? CheckRomance and Bromance? CheckA surprisingly devious … More Review for Deadly Enterprise
Here is the link to my radio interview on KONP in Port Angeles, Washington on December 2. Since Port Angeles plays a large role in the new book, it was particularly nice being able to get some air time on the old home town radio station to talk about Mike Stoneman. My interview is the … More Radio Interview — Dec. 2
This is an engrossing, suspenseful mystery that literally kept me up until the wee hours of the morning. I couldn’t get to sleep before finding out what happened! A really well-written and well-constructed story from the twisted mind of Bruce Perrin. The author drops sufficient clues for the reader to eventually figure out the mystery … More Mind in Chains (The Mind Sleuth series, book 3), by Bruce M. Perrin
Tomorrow is the official launch day for Deadly Enterprise, book #2 in my Mike Stoneman thriller series. It seems like a good time to reflect on the process and the finished product. The headline is — I’m still enjoying the process, and I’m pleased with the result to date. Writing a novel is a twisting … More Thoughts on the eve of launch day