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On The Death of Jim Harrison:  Saturday, March 26, 2015

On The Death of Jim Harrison: Saturday, March 26, 2015

Jim Harrison died last Saturday at his cabin outside Patagonia, Arizona.  He’d been at a cowboy saloon earlier, drank some vodka, talked to some pals, and went home.  He was found later at home, dead of a heart attack.  He was one of my constant heroes.  I’ve…

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Bay of Sorrows Now Available on All E-Platforms!!!!

Bay of Sorrows Now Available on All E-Platforms!!!!

Tom Poole was tired of corpses. In those days death had become a way of life. He had been driving north along the Port Arthur highway with the bay behind him,a long shiny seam of water, heading home after a hard Saturday, when the call came…

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Storm 33 Now Available on All E-Platforms!!!

Storm 33 Now Available on All E-Platforms!!!

The body lay face up in a dark cul-de-sc, eight meters off the Hirrenstrasse. The area—near Alexanderplatz police headquarters, was a communist neighborhood of brick tenements and wooden slums. Barlach would never have noticed the corpse had he not stepped away from the street to…

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Six White Horses Now Available on all E-Platforms!!!

Six White Horses Now Available on all E-Platforms!!!

Don’t be a fool and think you can change the picture I’ve drawn you of the future. Look at it this way. Most guys your age would be happy to get a picture of the future that looks as clear as this. On a beautiful, foggy evening,…

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The Devil to Pay Now Available on all E-Platforms!!!

The Devil to Pay Now Available on all E-Platforms!!!

A bourbon heartburn woke Jack Darwin at one in the morning. He lay in near dark listening to the fog horns moan across the bay, gripped by anxiety and forgetfulness. He tried to remember how many whiskey sours he’d drunk at Marge’s on Mason Street,…

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Schedule Two Now Available on Multi-platforms as an E-Book!!!!

Schedule Two Now Available on Multi-platforms as an E-Book!!!!

I am very pleased to announce that my crime novel Schedule Two is now available across a wide array of e-book platforms including Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Google, Apple and others. Consult Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords to upload one of my favorite books. Many…

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The Moon When Water Freezes Now Widely Available on E-Platforms!!!

The Moon When Water Freezes Now Widely Available on E-Platforms!!!

I’m happy to announce that with the help of Jim Story of Newport Beach, The Moon When Water Freezes is now available across a wide array of e-platforms. This includes not only Amazon of course, but also Nook platforms, Kobo, Apple, Google, and others, through…

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Jack’s Boy Now Available on Nook, Apple and Google!!!

Jack’s Boy Now Available on Nook, Apple and Google!!!

I’m very pleased to announce that with the help of Jim Story in Newport Beach I’ve launched Jack’s Boy on Nook, Apple and Google.

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Facing the Blank Page:  Getting a Start in Crime Fiction

Facing the Blank Page: Getting a Start in Crime Fiction

During the early and mid-1980’s I was an attorney in private practice. Little by little I gravitated towards criminal law, which seemed to offer more glamorous and action-packed opportunities than the old grind-it-out prospects of business law, divorce or, worse yet, real estate. My clients…

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Wichita Kansas Big Read:  Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon!

Wichita Kansas Big Read: Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon!

I’ve been named Chairman of the Wichita, Kansas Big Read.  Here’s a lecture I prepared about Dashiell Hammett and American Crime Fiction.   In 1929 Samuel Dashiell Hammett was thirty-five years old, tubercular to the point that he was often racked by coughing spells brought…

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