Wednesday, November 15, 2017


My new novel, SOME DIE NAMELESS, will be published by Mulholland Books/Little, Brown in July, with a simultaneous publication in the United Kingdom via Mulholland U.K.

From the jacket copy:

Ray Devlin is retired, living a simple life off the grid in Florida, when a visit from om an old colleague stirs some bad memories – and ends with a gunshot. Soon Devlin is forced to again face a past he'd hoped to leave behind, as a member of a mercenary force that helped put a brutal South American dictator into power.

Tracy Quinn is an investigative reporter at a struggling Philadelphia newspaper decimated by layoffs and cutbacks. Then one day what appears to be a straightforward homicide--a body left in an abandoned rowhouse – draws her and Devlin together, and ultimately enmeshes both in a conspiracy that stretches over twenty years and reaches to the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Before long, they're both the targets of a ruthless assassin haunted by his own wartime experiences. For Devlin, it could all mean a last shot at redemption. For Tracy, the biggest story of her career might just cost her life.

Pre-order links are already available here (pre-orders are increasingly important these days, especially with online retailers, as they help decide placement, promotion, press run and more.)

Wednesday, November 08, 2017


The new edition of THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES, containing my short story "Night Run," is out now. Edited by John Sandford and the legendary Otto Penzler, the collection includes 20 stories published in 2016, chosen from a field of more than two thousand. "Night Run," my tribute of sorts to the great Richard Matheson, was originally published in the anthology THE HIGHWAY KIND, expertly edited by Patrick Millikin, a long-time bookseller at Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Ariz., and published by Mulholland Books. That collection, which also features stories by Diana Gabaldon, George Pelecanos, Michael Connelly, Joe Lansdale, Ace Atkins, James Sallis and many others, is still available. It also includes Willy Vlautin's sublime "The Kill Switch," one of the best short stories I've read in a long time.
A limited number of copies of BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES signed by Otto and myself are available through The Mysterious Bookshop in NYC, either at the store or through their site. You can order copies here, while they last.