Welcome to the Mystery Man blog. My name is Tom Savage, and I’m a mystery writer. I sold books at Murder Ink® here in NYC for almost 20 years, until we closed our doors in 2006. My specialty was hand-selling titles to customers based on their personal likes and dislikes, and I learned how to match people with books. I have a lot of arcane knowledge to share, and I’m going to be posting lists, essays, and interviews with other writers here from time to time. I’m a big film fan, too, mysteries and thrillers, so I’ll be discussing my extensive DVD collection (hint: Hitchcock!). And I’ll occasionally be talking about the real world, too. I hope you enjoy it, and please look around my website for the latest news about my own works. Thank you for visiting.
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 just 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
This has been a strange week for me here in Greenwich Village. It began with the untimely death of one of my favorite actors mere hours before the Super Bowl, where 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
On a brisk Christmas Eve in New York City, I want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season. 2013 is coming to a close, and now is the time for gifts–not necessarily the ones that can be bought in stores. I’m thinking of Continue reading