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).

Download DEADLY LULLABY without a Kindle or Nook device!

Kindle Kobo Nook GooglePlay GoodreadsSince the release of my book, DEADLY LULLABY, some family members and friends have said, “Too bad I don’t have a Kindle”.  No excuse!  You do not need one.  All you need is an eReader app. Most eReader apps are compatible with multiple device types: Apple iPhone, iPad, notebook, etc.; Android phones and tablets (e.g., Google, Asus, Samsung, LG, etc.); and Windows phones, tablets, laptops, desktops.

If your excuse for not buying DEADLY LULLABY is only because you are waiting for the hardback or paperback to come out (so you can pay the higher price), I appreciate that you are willing to wait and willing to pay more.  However, you can help make a paper version of my book DEADLY LULLABY a reality sooner by helping to increase the eBook sales of my book now — and, for goodnesssakes, the download is only $2.99.  Moreover, even if you have never before downloaded an eBook, I am making it super easy for you to do.  My wife has gone to the trouble of locating the eReader apps available for most types of devices.  Below, I have listed the device type followed by the multiple versions of eReaders for each device type.  Each eReader app in blue font has an embedded hyberlink that you can click to go straight to the eReader store to download that app FOR FREE.  All you need to do is choose the eReader of your preference from the list of devices and apps below.

♥  iPhone, iPad, MAC devices — iBook is pre-installed.  Also available from the App Store: Kindle app for iPhone; Barnes & Noble Nook for iPhone; eBooks Reader for iPhone; Kobo for iPhone; Goodreads for iPhone; GooglePlay for iPhone.

♥  Android devices (Google, Samsung, LG, etc.) — Google Play Books is often pre-installed.  Also available from Google Play: Kindle app for Android; Barnes & Noble Nook for Android; Kobo for Android; Nook for Samsung Galaxy Tab; FBReader for Samsung.

♥  Windows devices — If you have Windows10 on your desktop, laptop or tablet, you already have Kindle — just type “Kindle” in the search bar in the lower left-hand corner of your laptop or tablet and log-in to Amazon.  For Windows phones and earlier versions of Windows, download Kindle from the Microsoft Windows apps store – click here.  (Check out Windows book apps for phones, click here.)

And I’ll bet that most of you will find that you have one of these eReader apps on your phone or tablet already.  If so, and unless you want a different eReader than the one pre-installed on your device, your next step is to click here to go to the Order page and then click on the logo that matches the app on your device.  You will be taken directly to the eBook order page that corresponds to your eReader app.

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Spotlight on the novel DEADLY LULLABY by SolaFide Publishing

SolaFide Publishing features Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure

          SolaFide Publishing featured Deadly Lullaby and an interview of its author, Robert McClure, on its webpages this week.  Here’s an excerpt of the interview:

          “My first experimentation with fiction writing probably started in the mid-nineties, when I was an impossibly busy trial attorney with a big law firm and would write a scene every now and then, just for chuckles. I quickly became hooked, and after years of struggling to fit fiction writing into my crazy trial schedule, my beautiful wife, lover, and friend, Kathie, sat me down, looked me dead in the eye as only she can do and told me—no, ordered me—to quit practicing law full-time and concentrate on learning to write crime fiction. Six months after that, in mid-2003 or so, Hardboiled Magazine [Issue #35 published by Gryphon Books in New York,] accepted my first story for publication—Leon’s Way, a story about a death row inmate awaiting execution for a murder his wife committed. I’m still in the law game solely to make ends meet, and fiction writing is my professional priority.”

          Read the entire interview at SolaFide Publishing, click here.  Many thanks to the editorial staff of SolaFide Publishing for putting the spotlight on Deadly Lullaby this week!

          For editorial and best selling author praise for, and readers’ 5 Star reviews of, Deadly Lullaby, go to our Reviews page (click here).  To read the synopsis of Deadly Lullaby, click here.  And be sure to explore our Blog for book excerpts, news about the virtual book tour, interviews of the author and much more (click here).  For order information, go to our Order page (click here).

Praise for Deadly Lullaby from Strand Magazine

Strand Magazine reviewer and Andrew Gulli praise Deadly Lullaby“One of our reviewers read Deadly Lullaby and thought it was fantastic gripping debut!”  This praise was recently discovered in a post to the Visitors Posts column on the Alibi Facebook page by none other than Andrew Gulli, Editor-in-Chief of Strand Magazine.  Robert McClure thanked Gulli for posting this praise, stating:

Andrew, thank you so much for your generous comment. The praise is very gratifying coming from you! Hope you don’t mind if I quote you!” Gulli replied, “Please do and keep up the good work!!!”  In a follow-up exchange between the two, Gulli conveyed that, since his post on Alibi’s Facebook page, Gulli “read it and loved it” too! 

Strand Magazine, established in 1861, has been a popular source for the best in fiction for centuries.  Gulli also was the Editor and one of 26 best selling authors of the New York Times best seller, No Rest for the Dead, released in July 2011 by Simon & Schuster.  You can read more about the collaboration behind this best seller in an article published in the Chicago Tribune (click here to read).

Again, the bloggers here at robertmcclure.net thank Andrew Gulli for giving permission to quote his praise for Deadly Lullaby!  For additional praise and 5 Star reviews of Deadly Lullaby, go to our Reviews page (click here).  To read the synopsis of Deadly Lullaby, click here.  And be sure to explore our Blog for book excerpts, news about the virtual book tour, interviews of the author and much more (click here). 

Deadly Lullaby is offered as an eBook by Alibi, the eOriginals mystery & suspense division of Penguin-Random House, and is available from all major eBook retailers.  For order information, check out our Order page (click here).

 

Deadly Lullaby Novel Garners Another 5 Star Review!

5 Star reviews for Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClureA new 5-star review was posted on Goodreads over the weekend for Robert McClure’s new crime fiction novel Deadly Lullaby.  The reviewer, who has over 750 book reviews to his credit, writes: “I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and the characters and story line made for a quick read as well.  . . .  Leo feels pressure from his boss and from his past that he has been avoiding with his father and though Babe wants to talk about it Leo keeps putting it off. This all comes to a head at the end for a very dramatic ending, but I would not have it any other way.  . . . A great book, with good characters and a story that keeps going all the way to the end.”  To read the full review posted on October 17, 2015 by P.e. on Goodreads, click here

Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure was released as a digital eBook by Penguin-Random House and its division, Alibi, on September 29, 2015.  You can download the novel to the iBooks app on your iPhone or iPad or to your Amazon Kindle device or to a Kindle app on any device.  The Amazon Kindle app is available for IOS devices from the Apple App Store and is available for Android devices from Google Play.

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“Babe” or “Leo” available for autographs for Deadly Lullaby!

Authorgraph widgetBabe Crucci says get your autograph from my creator, Robert McClure, author of Deadly Lullaby, today!  To request an autograph, click here or on the Authorgraph image in this post.  If you want to request an autograph later, just return to Robert McClure’s website, http://www.robertmcclure.net and look for the Authorgraph image on the sidebar of most any page (for desktops and laptops) or at the bottom of any webpage viewed with a tablet or smart phone.  You will have the option to write a message to the author and can request a personalized autograph from “Babe Crucci”, “Leo Crucci” or from Robert McClure, the author of Deadly Lullaby.

Authorgraph is intended to work with multiple eReaders.  Our testing of it has only been with Kindle (the device or the app) and with iBooks on iPhone.  If you have a Kindle, your signed Authorgraph can be downloaded directly into your Kindle or your Kindle app.  You also may choose the option to save a PDF image of the Authorgraph autograph to the data storage or memory in your computer or other device.

If you would like additional information about the Authorgraph autograph process, we spell it all out for you in a previous blog post: click here.  If you read most of your books on an eReader, you may collect the autographs of most authors on your Kindle device.  We show you how in our previous post: Click here and scroll to “Create a Collection”. 

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Babe Crucci’s creator, author of Deadly Lullaby, interviewed by local media

Babe Crucci, Deadly Lullaby, crime fiction thriller novelHey, it’s Babe Crucci here.  Connie Leonard of WAVE3 News in the Derby City interviewed my creator, the author of the book I star in, titled Deadly Lullaby.  You can see the whole flipping interview by clicking here.

“Robert Darrell Bubba Mac Bob McClure” (the author has a lot of aliases doesn’t he) tells Leonard that I’m a career hitman.  Yeah, that’s right, but I only whack really bad guys.  The story begins with me getting out of San Quentin.  I’d really like to leave my life of crime behind, and more than anything, I want to reunite with my son, Leo.

Poor kid.  I was in the clink during most of Leo’s formative years.  Guess that’s why he’s a police detective now, with the LAPD.  So you know our reunion will be a challenge — there are gonna be a lot of bumps in the road, involving crime lords, thugs and more than a few corpses.  We will have to come to terms with the ghosts of our past to see this through.

It’s a father-son story, but you won’t need a box of tissues to get through it.  What you will need is preparation — be prepared to for a lot of twists and turns.  I hear many readers say that they just cannot put the book down until they reach the end.

Deadly Lullaby, by Robert McClure, published by Random House imprint AlibiIt must be good — some French dude loved the story enough to ask “Robert Darrell Bubba Mac Bob McClure” to write another one about me.  He’s writing The Slow Dawn, the follow-up to Deadly Lullaby right now (unless you’re reading this post during a certain college or pro football game — some things take precedence over keeping my felonious character in action I guess – a man has to have his hobbies).

Deadly Lullaby is available as an eBook from any of the following digital retailers:

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Babe and Leo scene from Deadly Lullaby featured on Shine Like Stars blog

Deadly Lullaby, by Robert McClure, published by Random House imprint AlibiBabe Crucci and his son Leo are the central characters in the crime fiction thriller, Deadly Lullaby, a rollicking novel about family and felony by Robert McClure. The book blog, Shine Like Stars in the Universe, features the following excerpt from the novel where Babe and Leo are arriving at an isolated warehouse to resolve Leo’s gambling debt with a mob boss:

      We drive side roads for about fifteen minutes, then pull in to the parking lot.

      My son says, “It’s a setup. I can feel it.”

      He parks at the end of a row of luxury cars. I say, “Nah, this old warehouse has just got you spooked, that’s all.” I look it over and make some professional observations: “We are, what, over four miles outside the nearest town? Christ, you could fight a war out here and never upset a civilian ear. It is a perfect place for a hit.”

      This is not what he wants to hear.

      I recognize this and say right away, “But Macky would’ve already whacked you if that’s what he wanted to do. Relax.”

      He asks me a question that comes from nowhere, as if it is something that has occupied his mind all along: “Why are you doing this for me? Why?

For the full excerpt, click hereThanks to Cara “Bunny” Correnti for featuring Deadly Lullaby!

For the complete virtual book tour schedule, click here.

Deadly Lullaby: A Thriller, by Robert McClure, published as an eBook by Penguin-Random House and its thriller and mystery imprint Alibi, is available from any of the following digital book retailers:

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Readers give Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure 5 Stars!

5 Star reviews for Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClureFrom Amazon to Goodreads, readers are giving Deadly Lullaby 5 Stars.  Here are some of the top reviews:

“One of the best books I’ve read in the past decade . . . Robert McClure is a natural, gifted with an impeccable talent for narrative, character development, unexpected twists and turns, and dialogue. Couldn’t put it down.” by Craig Layne @amazonbooks 5 stars

“Wonderful Original Take . . .  the author’s dueling first person point of view from a father and son in a strained relationship was an original point of view I have not seen before. Their differing perspectives as events were unfolding kept the story fresh, interesting, and exciting. I cannot wait to see what this author will come up with next . . . you won’t be able to put it down. by Matthew Williams — 5 stars @amazonbooks

Very action oriented and the characters were well developed. Kept me interested throughout. I hope he writes more real soon!” by Mike Wathen — 5 stars @goodreads

“It’s humorous with a little violence and crime thrown in but in a good way if there is ever a good way for anyone to commit a crime.  . . .  Great read about family dynamics with a mystery thrown in.” by CL — 5 stars @goodreads

“McClure makes something beautiful from the criminal activity”, by Jay Williams — 5 stars

A Different Kind of Beautiful . . .  LA underworld is backdrop for amazing story of father-son relationship,” by Kayak Jay — 5 stars @amazonbooks

To read the advance praise given to Deadly Lullaby by other published authors as well as the Editor of Best American Mystery Stories, click here.

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Robert McClure presents Deadly Lullaby to crime fiction fans at Bouchercon 2015

Bouchercon 2015 crime fiction conferenceRobert McClure, author of Deadly Lullaby, is on the return trip from Bouchercon 2015, the world’s largest crime fiction conference, held this year in Raleigh, North Carolina.  McClure views this year’s Bouchercon conference as his most enjoyable yet.  The highlights included special sessions that Bouchercon planners arranged for new authors to introduce themselves and their book to hundreds of crime fiction fans.  One such session, called “Speed Dating”, allowed authors to personally interact with 90 crime fiction fans, six at a time over a 2-hour period.  McClure was gratified to meet one of his new fans after that session, when the fan recognized him the next day in the conference hotel’s elevator.  After telling McClure in the midst of others on the elevator how much she liked Deadly Lullaby, she whipped out a black Sharpie pen and asked him to autograph the back of her metallic eReader.  This gal now has the very first in-person autograph by Robert McClure — we hope it’s worth something someday!

McClure also met up with Robert Pepin, the editor and French translator of Deadly Lullaby, in preparation for publication by Calmann-Levy in France in hardback, paperback and digital in 2016.  More to come about this and other highlights from McClure’s ventures at Bouchercon 2015 after he returns home.  Stay tuned!

Deadly Lullaby: A Thriller, by Robert McClure, published as an eBook by Penguin-Random House and its thriller and mystery imprint Alibi, is available from any of the following digital book retailers:

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Download it today for only $2.99!