Welcome

 

Hello, and welcome. This is a new experience for me—I’ve never been an online presence before. But now that my novels and stories are finally beginning to appear in electronic form, it’s time for me to do the same. So, hello.

I’m a mystery/suspense writer with 6 published novels and more on the way. I live in New York City, where I worked for many years at Murder Ink®, the world’s first mystery bookstore. I grew up in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, then came to New York for college, and I never left. I majored in drama, and I was a professional actor and theatrical composer for a while before concentrating on my first love, mystery novels.

You’ll find information here about my novels and short stories, including availability. My goal is to have them all available as e-books ASAP. You’ll also find info about the movie they made from my novel, Valentine, and about the musical I wrote for Broadway back in 1980, Musical Chairs, with links for purchasing the libretto and the original cast recording. I didn’t care for the movie, but I’m very, very proud of that musical!

Because I was a mystery bookseller for longer than some of you have been alive, and because I’m an active member of MWA (Mystery Writers of America) and IACW (International Association of Crime Writers), and because half of my friends are mystery writers, I’m also going to have the Mystery Man blog here for general mystery musings. My musings, of course, but I know a thing or two. I’ve read just about everything worth reading from Poe to the present, and I’ll have lists: my favorite classics, my favorite new authors, movies every mystery buff should have in their DVD/download library. Stuff like that. Take a look and see what you think.

Thank you for visiting. Please drop in again.
 

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Tracking Changes


I’m about to embark on a strange journey. My first novel in 14 years is about to be published as an e-book original from Random House’s new Alibi imprint, and I’ve just been sent the typeset copy for final review. I’m supposed to make any final changes/edits/etc. on this copy and return it to the publisher so they can make the ebooks.

So far, so good, right? But. Continue reading

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