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27 Nov 2020 RAZOR TOWN

A long simmering idea has exploded across my mindscape this November: a collection of stories about the northern NH town of Ville de Rasoir - Razor Town. I'm trying to capture enough of it now (writing the third story) so I can focus on revising...

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23 Nov 2020 Where is Rooster?

One change brought about by 2020 is that my first crime novel, ROOSTER, was not published this fall--which you may already have noticed. I'll have more to share as things are sorted but hope to unleash it in the wild in 2021. (Publishing being what...

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23 Nov 2020 A few Updates in a Delightful Year

2020 being 2020 has slowed down production a bit and presented a few changes. On the good news front, I'm revising a third draft of THE HARD SIX (formerly Mister Madame) and it's coming along well. In a fit of autumn energy I've also written...

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14 Sep 2020 Draft Deux of Six Girl Smile

I finished the crime novel Six Girl Smile a few weeks back and am working on draft two. The title comes from a line of dialogue in the story and seems to fit better than the original working title, Mister Madame. I think you'll like...

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14 Sep 2020 The Many Storied Man

As often happens, plans change (which may be this year's theme) but in this case for the better, I hope. I'm adding another new story to the mosaic novel Archibald Leech, the Many Storied Man. This one is titled "The Skinny" and, well...

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23 Jul 2020 It’s getting hot in here

As Covid deaths soar and Trump dispatches secret police to Portland, NYC is hunkered down against a heat wave. Fortunately the time has proven productive and I'm making steady progress through Act III of Six Girl Smile. I'm also working with Shane Keene at Inkheist...

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18 Jul 2020 As the World Burns

Work on SIX GIRL SMILE continues apace, but it is a slow pace as current events gnaw at me. Still, I've pivoted into the third act and we're on the downhill slide. I will chain myself to the typewriter until it's finished. ...

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01 Jul 2020 The Queenpin – Crime Wave #4

As I prepare for a special edition of Crime Wave centered no Walter Mosley, I thought it high time I shared Crime Wave #4, "Contender for the Crown," in which I discuss the genius that is Megan Abbott's noir novel Queenpin. You can read the...

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20 May 2020 Corona Crime Wave

I interviewed Ryan Wick about his forthcoming novel Safe Cracker, hand to hand combat and picking locks. Behold! The third installment of Crime Wave is on Ink Heist. https://inkheist.com/2020/04/02/crime-wave-3-picking-locks-with-ryan-wick/...

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