BookBub Promotes Deadly Lullaby!

Deadly Lullaby, by Robert McClure, published by Random House imprint AlibiBookBub is featuring Deadly Lullaby: A Thriller during its June promotion of select eBooks.  Deadly Lullaby was selected as an International  Thriller Writers 2016 Award Finalist for Best eBook Original Novel (see the complete list of winners and nominees here). Download Deadly Lullaby today from any of the major eBook sellers at the limited time discounted price of $0.99!

Per the BookBub website: “BookBub features ebooks ranging from top-tier publishers to critically acclaimed independent authors. Our team of experts makes sure that we’re only featuring great deals on quality books that you’ll love.”

P.S. The BookBub promotion was announced in its May 31, 2017 Wednesday email. The BookBub website may lag behind its email promotions a few days in reflecting promoted books in their categories and their discounted price.

The novel Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure is nominated by ITW for 2016 Award!

International Thriller Writers ITL

The crime fiction thriller, Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure, has been nominated by International Thriller Writers (ITW) for an award in the category of Best eBook Original Novel.  The 2016 ITW Thriller Award Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XI on July 9, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.  ITW represents professional thriller authors from around the world.  

Download Deadly Lullaby today for Amazon Kindle (click here), Barnes & Noble Nook (click here), iTunes iBooks (click here) and other e-reader versions (click here) for $3.99.

“Fascinating from the first page,” Deadly Lullaby now on sale for 99 cents!

Penguin Random House is offering Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure, for a limited time for only 99 cents through all e-book outletsDeadly Lullaby, a father-son crime fiction novel, has been described by readers as “captivating from the beginning . . . with a twist and a lot of hard packed action”, “a great surprise”, “A different kind of beautiful”, a “wonderful original take”, and “fascinating from the first page”.  Dennis Schneider, one of the novel’s most recent reviewers, who gives it 5 stars, had this to say:

It was my pleasure to read Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure recently. I love mysteries/action stories (as well as science fiction), and being, retired I have lots of time and not so much money. SO, I read lots of free Kindle stuff. . . . Of course this one wasn’t free, . . .  and Deadly Lullaby was well worth the modest cost. It was refreshing to read something that was well written for a change. . . . McClure does an excellent job of creating realistic characters with depth rather than cardboard silhouettes. They were very much flawed, but they were not pure evil. By the end of the book I had began to sympathize with them, root for them, maybe even like them.”

To read Schneider’s full review on Amazon, click here.  For more 5 star reviews, visit this site’s Reviews page: click here. For an insightful blog post on the writing of Deadly Lullaby, read the interview of lawyer-turned-author Robert McClure by Kristin for the My Bookish Ways blog: click here.

If you were waiting for a 99 cent sale to take a chance on a new author, and you love pulp fiction, now’s your chance!  Download and start reading Deadly Lullaby today!

Holiday Special! Get the novel DEADLY LULLABY for only 99 Cents today!


For a limited time, you can download Deadly Lullaby for only 99 cents for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes for Mac, iPad or iPhone!  Do you have a family member or friend who loves crime fiction?  Gift it today for someone on your holiday list.  Or just Gift it to yourself! It’s only 99 Cents and as easy as 1-2-3 to order!  Click on “Order” in the Menu above.  Or if you have an Amazon Kindle e-reader or app, just click here to go directly to the e-book order page on Amazon.

Deadly Lullaby, by Robert McClure, published by Random House imprint Alibi

Comment to win the LitStack December Giveaway of Deadly Lullaby

Litstack December Giveaway

LitStack, a site for bookworms that describes itself as “a cozy little bookshop without the free coffee”, is giving away TWO free copies of my crime fiction novel, Deadly Lullaby, to U.S. and Canadian readers. To enter, simply post a comment beneath the LitStack article titled “12/3/2015 December Giveaway: Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure“. Click here to comment.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Prague

In my mailbox this morning was a Thanksgiving greeting, via my literary agent, from Euromedia Group, the Czech publisher of my debut novel Deadly Lullaby based in Prague, in the form of an advance check. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not quit-my-job bucks or anything close to it. But as many of you know, I’ve been writing and getting published for several years while holding down a day job, and been paid for doing it more often than most people who try to make a go of it, mostly for my short stories. Writing fiction, though, is so damn much fun for me and so fulfilling on so many levels that getting paid for it still thrills me, and makes me so very, very thankful for having the opportunity to write even more.

Thank you, Euromedia Group!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Deadly Lullaby making a splash, says Kirby Adams of The Courier-Journal

Robert McClure author of crime novel Deadly LullabyThe print and digital editions of The Courier-Journal, recently ran a brief article by Kirby Adams, the Buzz Around Town reporter, about Robert McClure’s debut crime novel, Deadly Lullaby.  Reporter Adams writes: “Louisville attorney Robert McClure is making a splash in the literary world with his debut novel Deadly Lullaby.  Sony Pictures & Entertainment has purchased an option for the screen rights to the moving and gritty father-son story.” The article appeared in The C-J’s Monday, November 23, 2015 print edition on the front page of the Features section.  The C-J’s digital edition of the story appeared on Friday, November 20,2015.  To read the rest of the story on-line at The C-J, click here.

Deadly Lullaby is published in the United States and Canada by Penguin-Random House and its mystery and suspense division, Alibi.

Prestigious crime fiction website CrimeFiction.FM interviews author Robert McClure

Crime Fiction FM interview crime fiction author Robert McClure about debut novel Deadly LullabyToday I have the distinct honor of having my interview with crime fiction afficionado Stephen Campbell published on CrimeFiction.FM, an affiliate that covers “the wonderful world of crime fiction and all its subgenres, sharing the work of bestselling authors and those who aren’t there yet.”

An interview with Steve is a great experience. He cuts straight to the heart of every issue he explores. Check out my interview: click here.

Along with mine, on the site today there’s also Steve’s interview with bestselling crime fiction author Robert Crais.  Explore the rest of CrimeFiction.FM, too. You’ll be glad you did. The site has loads to offer anyone interested in quality crime fiction.

the big THRILL interview with Robert McClure

International Thriller Writers ITLWe are honored to announce that the November 2015 issue of the big THRILL features an interview of Louisville, Kentucky native and attorney-turned-author, Robert McClure about writing his crime fiction thriller Deadly LullabyIan Walkley of No Remorse, interviews McClure.  Here’s an excerpt of the interview:

Tell us about some of the underlying conflict in the story.

The main conflict is between Babe and Leo, father and son. A career hit man, Babe has served two prison terms that caused him to miss Leo’s formative years. Just released from San Quentin, Babe yearns for a relationship with Leo. Leo is an LA police detective cursed with a good streak that dilutes the thuggery Babe stamped on his DNA.

Leo wants a relationship with his father, too, but is loath to admit it. The problem is that Babe and Leo were estranged years ago and they have personal issues to resolve that neither is equipped to confront. When Leo’s pursuit of a young prostitute’s murderer leads him into a violent clash with Babe’s mob associates, Babe and Leo’s issues come to a head.

McClure is in the fine company of other authors interviewed in the big THRILL’s November issue.  Best selling authors featured in this month’s issue along with their latest novel include Tess Gerritsen (Playing with Fire), David Baldacci (The Guilty), Lisa Scottoline (Corrupted), and Nicole Chritoff (The Kill Box).  Last month’s issue featured New York Times Best Selling author Sue Grafton, also of Louisville, Kentucky, and her novel X, the second to last book in her alphabet series. When asked in her interview how she thinks her readers will handle the end of the series, Grafton says, “On my final tour we’re going to do group therapy and I will have medication for everyone. We will work on our separation anxiety.”

The big THRILL is the online monthly publication of the International Thriller Writers (ITL), an honorary society of authors of fiction and nonfiction thrillers.  McClure is an active member of ITL.  ITL defines the “thrillers” genre to include (but is not limited to) murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas.  Active membership is available to thriller authors published by a commercial publishing house, that is, a bona fide publisher who pays an advance against royalties, edits books, creates covers, has a regular means of distribution into bookstores and other places where books are ordinarily sold, and receives no financial payments from their authors.  Other categories of membership are available as well.  For additional information on how to join ITL, click here

McClure looks forward to meeting up with other ITL members at ThrillerFest XI in New York City in July 2016!

Deadly Lullaby is published by Penguin-Random House and its division Alibi in North America, and will be published in 2016 in hardback and digital by Calmann-Lévy in France, by Euromedia in the Czech Republic, and by Ikar in Slovakia. 

Omnimystery News elicits Robert McClure’s motive for theme of DEADLY LULLABY

Omnimystery News Twitter LogoIn “A Conversation with Crime Novelist Robert McClure”, Lance Wright, owner and manager of Omnimystery News, asks Robert McClure to describe his writing process.  Using Deadly Lullaby as an example, McClure says he shoots for an opening scene with a theme and premise that he’s always wanted to read but hasn’t:

“I always start any story by deciding on a theme; in Deadly Lullaby the theme was ‘father-son relationship.’ Then I develop a premise, the one in Deadly Lullaby being, “A mob hit man is released from San Quentin and yearns to reunite with his son, who is an LA police detective.” Then I take off writing by the seat of my pants and try to write an opening scene that defines the theme and premise, one I’ve always wanted to read but couldn’t find anywhere.”

Omnimystery News asks Robert McClure: “If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, to research the setting for a book, where would it be?”  For those who have read Deadly Lullaby, how do you think McClure answered?  To find out, click here and read the interview.  Omnimystery News also elicits insights from McClure on his hobbies and interests, his take on reader feedback, and his current project, The Slow Dawn, the continuing saga of Babe and Leo Crucci.

Omnimystery News provides noteworthy news, information, and reviews of mystery, suspense, and thriller books, television, movies, and games, and spotlights authors through interviews and guest posts.  You can follow Omnimystery News on Twitter @mysteries and on Facebook.

Visit Robert McClure’s website to Order, read 5-star Reviews and his Bio, as well as to keep up with other news about McClure’s writing including his debut crime fiction/mystery novel, Deadly Lullaby (click here).  You also can stay in touch with McClure on Twitter @robertdmcclure (click here) or on Facebook (click here).