Posts Categorized: Books

Letters such as this make it all worthwhile. A TASTE FOR MURDER

When  Frank Girardot and I wrote “A Taste for Murder,” we knew we were taking several risks. We agreed to write it in a conversational style as we believed doing so would engage the reader more easily. We also agreed to end the book with our personal commentary based on significant research and our own experiences… Read more »

BETRAYAL IN BLUE — RAVE REVIEWS! BUY IT

It was a thrill to write, and the rave reviews make all three of your dedicated co-authors delighted. Now, all we need is for YOU, dear reader, to buy the damn thing! Lucky for you, it is available as an ebook for Kindle, in paperback or as an excellent audio book narrated by Kevin Pierce…. Read more »

DON’T GO TO REHAB WITHOUT READING THIS BOOK!

It was my great honor to work with Dr. Akikur Mohammad on the first early drafts of the manuscript which, over time and with significant additional research, evolved into a most impressive and important book, THE ANATOMY OF ADDICTION, for which Dr. Mohammad deserves full praise and credit. Here for the first time, all the… Read more »

BOOKS YOU WANT TO OWN NOW!

There are so many new books, you might be in a quandary as to what books you want to own NOW.  Allow me to be of service, and do some blatant self-promotion at the same time. First of all, if you don’t own it already, I insist you purchase MAN OVERBOARD: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil… Read more »

A TASTE FOR MURDER — The Book, The TV SPECIAL

Here are some of the proposed covers for my forthcoming true crime mystery  A TASTE FOR MURDER — my first full-length non-fiction thriller co-written with famed crime journalist Frank C. Girardot, Jr.  The final version will most likely be a variation on #3.   The book comes out March 8th, and there will be a… Read more »

HEADLOCK — OUT OF TIME, OUT OF TENSE

There are certain things all mystery writers haves drilled into our heads, and we all have a screw loose.  We are all warned against using certain JEPS.   JEP is short for jeopardy.  Using those threats of harm, or actual harm, are deemed manipulative and emotionally upsetting to the reader. I gave this a great… Read more »

HEADLOCK — ORIGINS AND INTENTIONS #1

          The origin of HEADLOCK: by Burl Barer,  Bill Macdonald, famed TV and film producer,  and I were hanging out one day in Los Angeles when  he said to me, “Burl, you should write a small town Chinatown.”  I said, “Okay.”   So, it would be a private detective in a… Read more »

ONE GOOD CRIME DESERVES ANOTHER

When I was writing MAN OVERBOARD: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne, I met Jim Bordenet of the United States Postal Inspection Service. I found  the US Postal Inspectors so fascinating that I planned to follow up MAN OVERBOARD with a book about their investigation of the ALASKA MAIL BOMB CONSPIRACY. I made a publishing deal, but… Read more »