Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Congrats to Doug!

The December issue of Suspense Magazine includes the list of our “Best Books of 2016.” DEEP SIX has been selected as one of Suspense Magazine’s “Best of 2016” books in the Thriller / Suspense category.

Great new cover for Matt Delaney's THE MEMORY AGENT! (Thomas & Mercer)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Stan Goldberg Featured in the NY Times!

Congratulations to Stan Goldberg for his New York Times article with health expert Jane Brody regarding his new book, LOVING, SUPPORTING AND CARING FOR THE CANCER PATIENT.

Read the article here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lovely new cover for Susan Shea's new mystery series at Minotaur!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Happy Pub Day to Allen Eskens

Allen Eskens' stunning follow up to The Life We Bury (2014) and The Guise of Another (2015) is available today. The Heavens May Fall is vividly told from the two opposing perspectives of Max Rupert and Boady Sanden (with Lila Nash by his side)--each struggling with his own demons and each convinced that he knows the truth about who killed Jennavieve Pruitt. As NYT Bestselling author Lee Child said, "A mature and sophisticated story, satisfying in every way. I loved it." Check it out!

Visit Allen's website for more information.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Joe Clifford featured on Fox61 News; discusses his latest, December Boys

Quell your lamentations, Jay Porter series fans! Joe Clifford is set to release his third Jay Porter thriller, Give Up the Dead, next June.

In the meantime, grab yourself a copy of his latest Jay Porter installment, December Boys, and watch this short interview for an inside look at how Joe developed Jay's personality (click below for a shortcut):

Visit Joe's website for updates.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Lily Gardner and Garrett Calcaterra e-books for $.99

If you've got two dollars and a Kindle or e-reader, you're in luck: both Lily Gardner and Garrett Calcaterra have e-books available for just $.99.

Lily Gardner's A Bitch Called Hope is a noir thriller with attitude. Click here to purchase it on Amazon.


A Bitch Called Hope has been hailed as "…a well crafted mystery novel with a heroine you can root for, plenty of action and a satisfying ending.” —Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Capitol Murder
Check out Lily's website for more information on the Lennox Cooper series.
Don't miss Garrett Calcaterra's epic fantasy Dreamwielder, the first book of his Dreamwielder Chronicles. Click here to purchase it on Amazon.
"I enjoyed this book immensely. It's fast-paced, colorful, and richly detailed. It'll pick you up quick and won't let you down again until it's over. My kind of book."
—James P. Blaylock, World Fantasy Award winner
Visit Garrett's website for updates on the Dreamwielder Chronicles...and stay tuned for book 3!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Lily Gardner's Betting Blind receives rave review from InD'tale Magazine

Betting Blind, the second thriller in the Lennox Cooper series, has been met with praise by Chantel Hardge of InD'tale Magazine. Read her review below:

Visit Lily's website for more details.

Land of Wolves by TJ Turner has an amazing new cover!

Big news! Here's a first look at the cover for TJ Turner's upcoming thriller, Land of Wolves featuring Joseph Foster of Lincoln's Bodyguard:

Visit TJ's website regularly for updates!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

New cover for Joe Clifford's Give up the Dead

Joe Clifford's third thriller in the Jay Porter series, Give up the Dead, now has an amazing, eerie new cover!

Check out Joe's website and catch up on the Jay Porter series.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Danny Gardner set to release "A Negro and an Ofay" spring 2017. Congratulations Danny!

At a time when racial tension is at a peak in this country, I can't be more proud to announce the sale of my author Danny Gardner's crime fiction book--A NEGRO AND AN OFAY--to Eric Campbell at Down & Out Books. Though Danny's book listing was changed to "Digital," it is in fact slotted for simultaneous release of both print and ebook in Spring 2017. Our journey to publication has not been without its racial challenges, and we so appreciate Eric Campbell for his vision in taking on Danny's book. Working with Danny--one of the most fiercely intelligent people I know--and reading The Elliot Caprice Series, has changed my life. I'm grateful for Danny's patience with me and for his taking the time to have lengthy conversations around race and culture, both past and present. Congratulations, Danny! And Thank You. Here's to Elliot Caprice!

Visit Danny's website for more!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

December Boys by Joe Clifford rated #1 Noir novel

Joe Clifford has done it again! December Boys, which follows Lamentation in the Jay Porter series, is "full of thrills and suspense" (Book Loons). December Boys is currently the #1 rated Noir novel and #155 overall.

Download a copy for your Kindle or e-reader for just $.99! Click here for details and to purchase your copy.

Visit Joe's website for more information.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope: get your "shine" on

UPDATE: Kope has also been featured in the Chicago Tribune! Click here to read the full review. Highlights below:

"Kope...avoids the histrionic low road of serial murder fiction, using his experience to enliven the plot with the intricacies of profiling and detection."

"Kope's dry, unexcitable style, with its streaks of offbeat humor, further raises expectations for a 'Collecting the Dead' sequel."

Kope's debut thriller Collecting the Dead has been reviewed on BookPage by Barbara Clark. Here are some highlights:

"The shine in this book manifests solely to Magnus Craig" who "has a special ability, almost a second sight, enabling him to read traces left behind at a scene by any person, whether in footsteps or handprints."

"In Collecting the Dead, the first in a series, Craig and his team search for a serial killer who kidnaps and kills young women, leaving behind his own special signature...unmistakably colored (for Craig) with the killer’s individual shine."

"The author has mastered a conversational, dryly humorous tone..."

Collecting the Dead is now available for purchase from all major retailers. Click here to purchase from Amazon.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Yemen Contract is now available!

Arthur Kerns thrills us again with The Yemen Contract, the third installment in his Hayden Stone series. Get your copy today! Click here to choose from all major retailers.

For more information on the entire Hayden Stone series, visit Arthur's website.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New Release: December Boys by Joe Clifford, just $.99 on Kindle!

December Boys, the latest in Joe Clifford's Jay Porter series, is now available for purchase! Kindle and e-reader fans rejoice: get your digital copy for only 99 cents! Click here to purchase on Amazon (also available in hardcover).

Visit Joe's website for more information.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PW features Barbara Boxer's The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life

Barbara Boxer's The Art of Tough is still thirteen days from official release, yet has already caught the attention of Publisher's Weekly.
Click here to read the full Publisher's Weekly review! Here are some highlights:

“This reflection on her years in office will serve as a key record of her work during those years."
"Boxer…writes serviceably, if not inspiringly, in the memoir format.”
"She has an eye for a good anecdote..."
There's still time to pre-order your copy! Go local by purchasing through Book Passage of Corte Madera. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

FREE BOOK: Lily Gardner's "Betting Blind" available at no cost!

Lily Gardner's Betting Blind is available as a free download!

CLICK HERE to claim your free copy!

Check out Lily's website for more information.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Allen Eskens on the cover of Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

Check out the new Spring/Summer issue of Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine featuring Allen Eskens on the cover. Along with the magazine's usual reviews and publishing news coverage, the issue highlights the success of Allen's award-winning publisher Seventh Street Books.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Final Cover for Black Rain by Matthew B. J. Delaney!

Here it is, in all its high-resolution glory!

Pre-order your copy today!

Suspense Magazine reviews The Drum Within

James Scarantino continues to impress with his latest novel The Drum Within. Read Suspense Magazine's review below:

                Detective Denise Aragon is on the force in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her recent job involves outsmarting corrupt lawyers and judges in order to stop a celebrity artist named Cody Geronimo, who just so happens to kill people to use for his “art.” His latest victim is Linda Fager, wife of cold and calculating criminal attorney, Walter Fager. But for the very first time, it seems that Walter wants the police to succeed, and bring down the sick artist before he can hurt anyone else. Unfortunately, Marcy Thornton, Walter’s former protégé, is defending the killer with a passion.

                Most of the police force know that Cody took his celebrity to new horrors. In fact, everyone sitting in court knows that on the night of the murder Cody called his attorney to actually inform her about what he’d done. This phone call is what Detective Aragon playsin court. Sadly, the judge rules that Aragon eavesdropping on a confidential call between attorney and client is illegal. Hence, the murderer runs free and Aragon is suspended.

                 As Aragon tries to keep her case afloat, Cody trespasses on private property and remains a vicious man. But Aragon will never quit as she deals with the subject of American Indian tribes, their property lines, as well as the social conflicts that crop up when dealing with the law.

            A thrilling police story, this gives the real mystery buff a lot to absorb. A major look at justice in all its colors, this incredible author gives us good guys and bad guys and, cross your fingers, it might just be the start of a new series.

Visit Scarantino's website for more information! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Barbara Boxer's novel The Art of Tough available for pre-order!

Senator Barbara Boxer's latest, The Art of Tough, is available for pre-order! Read it before you cast your vote!

"In more than 40 years in government, Barbara Boxer has truly mastered the 'Art of Tough.'" -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Available for pre-order through Amazon and select local bookstores. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

UPDATE! Read the PW review of Spencer Kope's Collecting the Dead

The PW review is now live! Click here or copy and paste the link below to read their fantastic review:

Spencer Kope's Collecting the Dead has been featured in Publisher's Weekly! Below is a scan of the hard-copy PW:

Mark your calendars for the big release on June 28th! Or, simply pre-order your copy here.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Collecting the Dead featured in Minotaur Books ad

Check out this ad from Minotaur Books promoting Spencer Kope's Collecting the Dead! It will be officially published April 11th, so consider this a sneak peek:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Kirkus Review: Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope

Spencer Kope's Collecting the Dead will be released this June, and in the meantime you can read Kirkus' review of this thrilling new novel.
"Crammed with characters who will capture readers' attention and writing that leaves much of the field in the dust..."
"Kope’s fascinating debut will place Steps Craig alongside Walt Longmire, Jack Reacher, and Charlie Parker as an enduring literary hero."
Visit Spencer's website for more information. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New release! Lily Gardner's latest, Betting Blind, available now

Lily Gardner's second novel in her Lennox Cooper series, Betting Blind, is now available for purchase! Click here to buy it from your favorite retailer!

Visit Lily's website for more information.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reviews "The Drum Within" by James Scarantino

James Scarantino's debut novel The Drum Within has received a fantastic review from The Santa Fe New Mexican. Some highlights include:

"The Drum Within keeps many ducks in tidy rows through a maze of gritty encounters, bitter confrontations, and some very clever red herrings."
"I found myself pop-eyed in surprise as the plot worked itself out."
 "The book never overreaches; everything that occurs ultimately makes sense, which is one of the severest tests of a mystery novel."
Click here to read the full review. Make sure to add this thriller to your to-read list!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Happy Release Day: DISSENSION by Stacey Berg

Dissension by Stacey Berg

Happy Release Day: DISSENSION by Stacey Berg

For four hundred years, the Church has led the remnants of humanity as they struggle for survival in the last inhabited city. Echo Hunter 367 is exactly what the Church created her to be: loyal, obedient, lethal. A clone who shouldn’t care about anything but her duty. Who shouldn’t be able to.
When rebellious citizens challenge the Church’s authority, it is Echo’s duty to hunt them down before civil war can tumble the city back into the dark. But Echo hides a deadly secret: doubt. And when Echo’s mission leads her to Lia, a rebel leader who has a secret of her own, Echo is forced to face that doubt. For Lia holds the key to the city’s survival, and Echo must choose between the woman she loves and the purpose she was born to fulfill.
Order now:

Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Dutch cover for Method 15/33

This new jacket for Shannon Kirk's sensational Method 15/33 is as thrilling as the book!

Crime Compagnie expects to publish it in August 2016.

For more information on Shannon's work, visit her website.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mary Is Closing To Queries March 1st-August 1st

I will be closing to queries as of March 1st until August 1st. 
Current query stats: All initial submissions have been responded to up to February 1st. If you queried before then and did not hear back, please resubmit via the form on my submissions page before March 1st.

During this hiatus I hope to respond to every full request of the 40 (+/- those that will trickle in while I’m closed) that are currently sitting in my to-read pile. I apologize to those who have been waiting since the end of November, and I appreciate your patience.

If I requested something from you at a conference, during #divpit or #pitmad, or WD Bootcamp, I will still consider your submission during this time. Use my email address that I gave you at the time to query.

Thank you all for your professionalism in this process and I look forward to reading all of your work!