Wednesday, November 23, 2011

COLD SHOT paperback on sale now

The trade paperback edition of COLD SHOT TO THE HEART (with a new cover) is on-sale today, online and at your finer brick & mortar stores.
In the meantime, Amazon is still offering a limited-time discount on the hardcover version, priced lower than the paperback.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ten best crime novels of 2011, Texas-style

Scott Montgomery, the mystery meister of Austin's great BookPeople store, offers his rundown of the 10 Best Crime Novels of 2011. I'm honored to be part of a list that also includes George Pelecanos, Duane Swierczynski, Reed Farrel Coleman, Megan Abbott, Ace Atkins and others.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Goddesses get dark

The Library Goddesses of the Garden State offer their "literary noir" picks here, putting me in the excellent company of Megan Abbott, James W. Hall, Jason Starr and others.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

COLD SHOT discount

In preparation for the trade paperback release of COLD SHOT TO THE HEART, Amazon is offering a special discount on the hardcover edition this month, at a price lower than the trade PB.

Sunday, November 06, 2011


Amos Oz on the writing life:
"I sit by my desk and wait. In the kibbutz I felt very guilty. On my free day, on my writing day I felt very guilty because I would work for the whole morning and produce six sentences and then I'd share the table for lunch in the communal dining hall with people who milked 500 cows or plowed 500 acres and I'd say 'Look at me, I've only produced six sentences.'

But then I taught myself to think of myself as a shopkeeper, my job is to open the joint and sit and wait for customers. If I have customers it's a good day. If I don't have customers I'm still doing my job by just sitting there and waiting"