Saturday, December 31, 2011


The Rap Sheet likes the hardcover dust jacket of COLD SHOT TO THE HEART, and names it one of the best book covers of 2011.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Lovers in the Cold on Nook

My short story "Lovers in the Cold" is now available for Nook as well. This is another of the songs that inspired it, an unreleased outtake from Bruce Springsteen's 1975 "Born to Run" album that forms sort of a sequel to his "Meeting Across the River". Musically, the song eventually morphed in "Thunder Road."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Lovers in the Cold

My holiday-themed, Springsteen-inspired short story LOVERS IN THE COLD is now available for the first time on Kindle. An earlier version of it appeared in the now-out-of-print 2005 anthology MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER: Stories Inspired by the Haunting Bruce Springsteen Song." The editors of that anthology asked a number of crime novelists to submit short stories in some way connected to the song. which appears on Springsteen's 1975 album "Born to Run." The New York Times wrote about the collection in 2005.

Season's greetings ...

... from the real Jersey Shore. And best wishes to all in the New Year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Evil ways

COLD SHOT TO THE HEART gets an honorable mention in Jedidiah Ayre's "2011: The Year in Villains" column at the Ransom Notes blog.

Friday, December 02, 2011

More best of 2011

Flattered to be in such excellent company on this list of the best crime/suspense novels of 2011, as chosen by the editors of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.