The Last Good Kiss, by James Crumley

This morning I absentmindedly picked up a book that has remained untouched on my bookshelf for many years, James Crumley’s The Last Good Kiss, and was treated to one of the best (arguably the best) opening line in hardboiled crime fiction history: “When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with […]

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French translation of crime novel, Deadly Lullaby by Robert McClure

Today I firmed up plans to meet with my French publisher of Deadly Lullaby, esteemed editor Robert Pepin of Calmann-Levy, the oldest publisher in France. Robert is also a renowned translator of American crime fiction authors, and though he is a very busy senior editor at Calmann-Levy, he has paid me the distinct honor of […]

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Roger Hobbs’ Vanishing Games: A Great Thriller!

I highly recommend the novel, Vanishing Games, by the critically acclaimed and award-winning author, Roger Hobbs.  Vanishing Games is the sequel to Hobbs’ international best seller Ghostman. Set in the casinos and slums of Macau, a sapphire heist skids off the tracks and our hero Ghostman battles a coldblooded psychopath, a mob boss and a […]

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