Saturday, January 23, 2016

Release The Hound

Mainers! This month, Portland Stage is putting on a loving spoof of the classic Sherlock Holmes tale "The Hound of the Baskervilles." After the Sunday, January 31 matinee, I'll be talking all things Holmes with fellow crime writers Kate Flora, Gayle Lynds, Lea Wait, and Paul Doiron. Questions will be welcomed, and a complimentary wine and cheese reception will follow. I hope you'll join us!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Maine Crime Writers: In Which I Actually Talk About Maine Crime

Today, I'm at Maine Crime Writers, talking about my adopted home state's heroin problem, and our governor's recent (offensive, wrongheaded) remarks about it. Click through to give the piece a read.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

THE KILLING KIND Nominated for a Lefty!

This evening, I received word that THE KILLING KIND has been nominated for Left Coast Crime's Lefty Award for Best World Mystery Novel! I'm truly honored. Thanks to everyone who voted for THE KILLING KIND, and congratulations to my fellow nominees!

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Crimespree's Favorite Reads

I'm terrible at making Best Of lists, because it seems like I read everything way early or way late, and I can never remember what came out when. But Crimespree's editor, Jon Jordan, asked me to contribute one, so I did. (It turns out only two of five books I listed came out in 2015. Four, if you count paperbacks. In my defense, I also often don't remember what day it is, how old I am, or where I set down my phone.)

Thankfully, everybody else at Crimespree Magazine is way more on the ball than I am, and they put together some terrific lists. Thanks to Ayo, Erica Ruth, Jon, Katrina (who may be biased since she's married to me, but in which direction?!), and Ruth for selecting THE KILLING KIND!

There are so many books on these lists I haven't read yet, but hope to soon. One that popped up on several, though, made me smack my head and wish I'd put it on my own: Sean Chercover's THE DEVIL'S GAME. To say I loved it is an understatement, so I've added it to my list in the comment section.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Qwillery Best Of

I'm delighted to report that The Qwillery, which has supported my books from the get-go, declared THE KILLING KIND one of the Best Books of 2015! Many thanks to Sally and company.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Jenn's Best Of

Thanks to Jenn Lawrence of Jenn's Bookshelves for including THE KILLING KIND on her Best of 2015 (Suspense/Thriller) list! Jenn's been a supporter of my writing since the early days of my Collector series, so I'm glad she stuck with me through my genre-hop from fantasy to crime.