Saturday, March 31, 2012

Los Angeles Review of Books on KINGS OF MIDNIGHT

The Los Angeles Review of Books has a rave review of KINGS OF MIDNIGHT, written by Pulp Serenade's Cullen Gallagher:You can read the full review here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spinetingler Award nomination

COLD SHOT TO THE HEART finds itself in some good company on the Spinetingler Awards nominee list for Best Novel: Rising Star, along with Megan Abbott, Sara Gran, Craig McDonald and others. It's also a nominee in the Best Cover category. Winners will be chosen by a popular vote, and all are welcome to participate. You can vote here.

Upcoming events

Some events coming together for the upcoming release of KINGS OF MIDNIGHT April 10. More to come soon:

THURS. APRIL 12, 7 p.m.-9 p.m: NEPTUNE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 25 Neptune Blvd., Neptune, N.J.

SAT. APRIL 14, 11 a.m.: EDISON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 340 Plainfield Ave., Edison, N.J. Guest speaker, Liberty States Fiction Writers Group: "Good Bad Guys and Bad Good Guys: Learning to Love Your Characters."

THURS. APRIL 19, 6:30-8 p.m.: THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY. (212) 587-1011. Official launch party for KINGS OF MIDNIGHT.

SAT. APRIL 21, 4:30-5:30: BOOK TOWNE, 171 Main St., Manasquan, N.J. (732) 722-7255.

THURS. MAY 3, 7 p.m.: MOONSTONE MYSTERY BOOKSTORE:, 12 Bloomfield Ave., Flemington, N.J. 08822. (908) 788-9094.

OCT. 4-7: BOUCHERCON 2012, Cleveland Marriott Renaissance, Cleveland, Ohio.

NOV. 8-11: NOIRCON 2012, Society Hill Playhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.

More to come soon

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shipping soon

KINGS OF MIDNIGHT, the second Crissa Stone novel, available now for pre-order in hardcover (35% off) and Kindle editions, as well as via Nook.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Goodfellas and greed

Six armed men. Eight million in unmarked bills. At the time, it was the largest cash robbery in American history. Over at the official KINGS OF MIDNIGHT page, you can watch the History Channel's excellent behind-the-scenes documentary about the 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK Airport, featuring interviews with principals on both sides of the law (that robbery looms large in the backstory of KINGS). "Like" the page for additional updates and exclusive content.

Above: The black Ford Econoline van used in the robbery, after it was recovered by police.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

The other side of noir

This can't end well: A hardcore noir night, photo courtesy of Cullen Gallagher, writer, reviewer, crime fiction aficionado and master of the brilliant web sites Pulp Serenade and Fires on the Plain. (And check out the framed Chuck Norris picture in the background),