Sunday, December 30, 2012

LOVERS IN THE COLD on Kindle, Nook

My Christmas-set, Springsteen-inspired short story "Lovers in the Cold," is again available for download via Kindle and Nook.

An earlier version of the story first appeared in Jessica Kaye and Richard Brewer's 2005 anthology "MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER: Stories Inspired by the Haunting Bruce Springsteen Song." Kaye and Brewer asked a number of crime novelists, including C.J. Box, Eddie Muller and David Corbett, to submit short stories using the song, which appears on Springsteen's 1975 album "Born to Run," as a springboard. The New York Times wrote about the collection in 2005, and Publishers Weekly reviewed the audio edition.

"Lovers" is set in Bradley Beach, N.J., and N.Y.C. in 1974, and finds two Jersey Shore guys caught between friendship and fate, and in way over the heads in the city across the river. The title comes from an early Springsteen song recorded for "Born to Run" but never released.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

An Xmas song for always

One of the great modern Christmas songs, from Steve Earle. Been thinking about this song a lot lately, especially after the events of the last couple weeks.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rutgers Alum-Knights profile (click on image to enlarge)

A new profile in Alumni-Knights, the alumni newspaper of Rutgers University, proving, possibly, that my six undergraduate years there weren't a waste.

UPDATE: The on-line version of the story is now available here.

GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER audiobook on iTunes

The unabridged audiobook version of GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER, wonderfully read by actress Karen White, is now available for instant download on iTunes, as are the e-book editions of NOVEMBER, KINGS OF MIDNIGHT, COLD SHOT TO THE HEART, THE HEARTBREAK LOUNGE and THE BARBED-WIRE KISS. Links for all can be found here.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MysteryPeople's 10 Best Books of 2012

MysteryPeople, the crime-centric store-within-a-store at Austin's great indie BookPeople, picks KINGS OF MIDNIGHT as one of the Best Books of 2012. You can find the full list here.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Marilyn's Mystery Reads on KINGS OF MIDNIGHT

"Wallace Stroby has written a thriller that has you cheering for the 'bad guys' ... It’s a tightrope act for an author, but Stroby handles it perfectly." Read the full review here.