Friday, March 25, 2011

Tabloid talk

Talking crime fiction, newspapers, organized crime and "Jersey Shore," as part of PRX's "Poets of the Tabloid Murder" radio show (free registration required).

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Hammett/HANDLE challenge and giveaway

Think you know your Dashiell Hammett and your Richard Stark? I'm hosting a trivia contest and giveaway this week over at the Violent World of Parker site (devoted to the works of Donald E. Westlake, aka "Richard Stark"). Answer the trivia question (it pertains to the eighth Stark novel, THE HANDLE) and you could win a new signed trade paperback edition of GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER. Details here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New review

The inimitable Elizabeth A. White offers her verdict on COLD SHOT TO THE HEART, in a syndicated review.

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Ali MacGraw, Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, Sam Peckinpah and more... Talking COLD SHOT today over at Patti Abbott's site, as part of her "How I Came to Write This Book" series.

Friday, March 04, 2011


SUSPENSE MAGAZINE reviews the trade paperback edition of GTN:

GONE ‘TIL NOVEMBER by Wallace Stroby

Sara Cross has problems. She is a single mother and her six-year-old son is battling Leukemia. She is one of the best deputies her small Florida town has ever seen.

Sara is the first responder to the scene when a shooting occurs and when she shows up,her ex — a fellow deputy — has shot a young, black man and his story is self defense and it seems that the evidence supports his story. Initially, Sara believes Billy’s story, but the more she investigates the more questions she has.

Mikey-Mike is a New Jersey drug dealer who is having issues. His product is getting a name for being weak. He doesn’t trust his hired man, Morgan, and his money has come up missing. He sends Morgan to Florida to find the missing money and what happened to the carrier. True to form, not only does Mikey send Morgan, but also a couple of thugs to make sure the job gets done.

Morgan has his own agenda and problems he has to deal with. The other thugs definitely don’t blend in to the quiet Florida community well and Sara is caught right in the middle of it all.

Fast-paced and exciting, this book will keep you entertained the whole way through. Characters so life-like, you will feel intense emotions toward each one of them!

Reviewed by Ashley Wintters for Suspense Magazine