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.
A Penny for the Hangman is the story of Karen Tyler, an eager young New York City journalist who receives a mysterious invitation. Fifty years ago in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, two teenage boys were convicted of slaughtering their families in cold blood. Over the years, the Harper/Anderman murders became legendary, a landmark among crimes committed by children. Now, as a big Hollywood movie opens to mark the 50th anniversary of the incident, a man claiming to be one of the two notorious boys offers to tell Karen “the truth behind the lies” surrounding the case, so she goes to the Virgin Islands for the interview. On a tiny, storm-swept isle called Hangman Cay, Karen Tyler discovers a career-making story–but she might not live to tell it. Because the shocking secret behind the infamous atrocities has remained carefully hidden all these years. And the killing isn’t over yet.
The e-book will be available from a variety of “etailers,” and I have the links to two of them, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Click on the store of your choice to place your order, and you’ll be among the first to receive a copy of A Penny for the Hangman on October 7. And please help me spread the word. Tell your family, friends, colleagues–anyone you know who likes my novels. I hope you enjoy reading this new thriller as much as I enjoyed writing it.