Here’s another solid new suspense novel from a first-time author for your summer reading pleasure. It took me by surprise because A) it’s a first novel and B) I hadn’t heard a lot of talk about it before it arrived. But it’s definitely worth checking out. This is my Amazon review: Continue reading
A midsummer treat for all us movie geeks! The wonderful Criterion Collection has done it again, this time with one of my all-time favorite films–Peter Weir’s gorgeous 1975 masterpiece, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK. Continue reading
Good news for everyone who loved last summer’s thriller, BLOOD OF THE LAMB by Sam Cabot: The second novel in the paranormal thriller series, SKIN OF THE WOLF, is here! Continue reading
I’m very pleased to announce that my new novel, A Penny for the Hangman, is now available for pre-order. It will be published on October 7, 2014 by Random House’s new e-book imprint, Alibi Books. This is my first published novel in 14 years. It’s been a while, folks, but I’m sure glad to be back. Continue reading
I’ve just learned of the passing of one of my favorite authors, Mary Stewart. She died May 9 at the age of 97. I wrote a blog entry on her a few weeks ago, when I reread her books for the umpteenth time. Continue reading
I seem to be very busy all of a sudden. This is one of those weeks that creep up on you, and afterward you wonder how you managed to get through it. I’m about to start my second day of Continue reading
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
As much as I enjoy finding new mystery and suspense authors, there’s nothing quite like revisiting old friends. I recently reread several titles of two favorite authors who dominated the bestseller lists back in the Stone Age, when I was a teen dreaming of someday being a writer. Is it any wonder that they both had an enormous influence on my own, personal style as it evolved? Continue reading
Anyone who knows me will tell you that my favorite novel of all time is REBECCA. Good news: Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 masterpiece is now an ebook! Many of du Maurier’s works are finally being Continue reading
Okay, the Great Ebook Vanishing Crisis is over. As of today, PRECIPICE and VALENTINE are back up and open for business at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. And a good thing, too–all the national print and online ads for them have just hit the street. Yay!