I sold my 3rd novel Small Crimes to Serpent’s Tail in 2006. Back then we had a different publishing and book world. Hell, ebooks didn’t exist, self-publishing was a dirty word, and it was chain stores putting pressure on independent bookstores, not Amazon. When I was first starting out, I was writing crime noir, then......
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To celebrate the publishing day for my second Morris Brick thriller (and 13th traditionally published novel) I’d like to offer up a recipe for a ‘Crazed’ cocktail: one lunatic wheel chair-bound serial killer who escaped prosecution for her previous crimes, one serial killer hell-bent on gaining notoriety, one desperate wannabe filmmaker who’ll do anything to......
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My first Julius Katz mystery story titled simply JULIUS KATZ was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009 and later won the 2010 Shamus Award. Now with ARCHIE ON LOAN, my 10th Julius Katz mystery story, I’ve received my second Shamus nomination! Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine has made this story available free on their......
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Sherlock had Watson, Nero Wolfe had Archie Goodwin, Julius Katz has his version of Archie. And Morris Brick’s sidekick? A bull terrier named Parker.  ...
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My publisher has released a new ebook version of SMALL CRIMES to tie-in with the movie being released April 28th on Netflix starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones‘ Jaime Lannister), Molly Parker, Gary Cole, Robert Forster, and Jacki Weaver....
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I will be at Brookline Booksmith for DERANGED on March 7th, starting at 7 PM. Along with talking about DERANGED and reading from it, I’ll be also talking about seeing my book SMALL CRIMES made into a film. I hope folks can show up. If you can’t and would like to pre-order a signed copy......
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I’ve been dreading this moment, but it’s about time I come clean and tell the truth about THE BOY WHO KILLED DEMONS, as horrible as it is. Four years ago I was doing a book reading for MONSTER at a Newton, Massachusetts bookstore, and a kid who had sat in rapt attendance approached me afterwards.......
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With the Halloween season upon us, here are my books that are either horror or have supernatural elements. Jack Durkin is the ninth generation of Durkins who have weeded Lorne Field for nearly 300 years. Though he and his wife Lydia are miserable and would like nothing more than to leave, Jack must wait until......
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Late last year I was talking with Michaela Hamilton at Kensington Books about writing a serial killer thriller series for them. I’d had eleven crime and horror novels traditionally published, but they’d mostly been standalones. I say mostly because Bad Thoughts and Bad Karma, which were both published by Five Star, featured the same protagonist. But......
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Book Riot has come up with this list of 100 must-read monster books, and it’s got a lot of good books on it. I was especially happy to see The Caretaker of Lorne Field #8 on the list!...
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