Shadow Knight approaching

The description of this novel now at amazon.com includes a mention of Tom Hanks taken from the book.  I like Tom Hanks a lot, and I also thought he doesn’t take himself too seriously and wouldn’t mind being used in the way he is in Shadow Knight’s Mate. And he’s a wonderful actor. Here’s another […]

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SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE

I’m really looking forward to publication of my next novel, SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE, in October.  It’s something completely different for me, an international conspiracy thriller with romance and humor, even.  Early readers have loved it, and it’s getting great advance quotes from bestselling authors.  Jeff Abbott says, “A fun, genre-bending ride that will keep you […]

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LOOSE AMONG THE LAMBS now available on Kindle

As of about fivc minutes ago, my sequel to the Edgar-nominated FADE THE HEAT is now available on Kindle from amazon.com.  This includes a new cover (photograph by the author) and new introduction.  From that introduction:              ”  This is a dark novel, a scary novel.  A college professor after reading it wrote to tell me […]

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new very short story

I’ve had a new short story published in an anthology called KWIK KRIMES.  (Yes, all the initial reviews say the title is terrible but that the book is good.)  The premise is that these are very short mystery stories, under a thousand words each.  That’s three or four pages.  When I was first invited into […]

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Upcoming Events

Last week the organizers of the first-ever Texas Book Festival – San Antonio edition announced the participating authors, and I’m very happy to say I will be one of them. This is especially nice for me because I also participated in the first Texas Book Festival, 17 years ago. This day-long event is at the […]

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new short story out

My short story “Not Done With the Night” has just been published in the new Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. (It’s the April issue, but on the stands now.) This venerable journal has been around since the 1950s, and I’ve always wanted to be in it. And I’m particularly pleased with this story too. People who’ve […]

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LOCAL RULES now available on Kindle

LOCAL RULES is my favorite at least of my early novels. It was so much fun to write, it was as if I was remembering the story rather than imagining it. I was so much in the story that just as I wrote a passage in which one character says to another, “Your hand is […]

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Sun, sand and ghosts

There’s a cottage industry in ghost stories about Port Aransas, most famously centering on the Tarpon Inn and the metal bed in Room 29 that reportedly levitates from time to time. Why not? Ghosts can be good for business. Not every ghost, though, is a volunteer for the Port A Chamber of Commerce. As Jay […]

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appearances, signings

Appearing this Tuesday, October 23rd, on KENS-5′s “Great Day SA,” to talk about The Jetty. Then a signing in Port Aransas the following Saturday, October 27th, at the Seafood and Spaghetti Works, at 5 p.m. (After years of going to Port A, finally a deductible trip!) Finally, at The Twig on November 1st at 5 […]

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FADE THE HEAT now out for Kindle

FADE THE HEAT, one of the first of the new wave of legal thrillers and the novel that made my career, is now available as an ebook on Amazon. To publish it in this format I reread the novel, proofreading, and I’m still happy with it. But what I noticed again are all the reviews […]

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