Category: Books

Do You Want Romance In Your Thrillers?

Love is a big deal. The romance genre is the largest and most widely-read genre of books. Just about every book, movie, and TV show touches on the subject of love in some manner. We have a whole holiday devoted

More Time to Read

Want to hear a depressing thought? You won’t be able to read all of the books you’d like to within your lifetime. Neither will I. It’s simple math—there just isn’t enough time. There are millions of books out there that

Mysteries Versus Thrillers

One of the first questions I ask myself when cooking up a legal thriller is whether the story will be structured as a mystery or a thriller. These terms are often used interchangeably, but for me they have distinct meanings.

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A Writer’s New Year’s Resolutions 2017

It’s 2017. A new year. And you know what that means…. It’s time to make some New Year’s Resolutions! The thing about me and New Year’s Resolutions, though? I tend to forget about them a few days after I make

Why Do You Read Legal Thrillers?

I wrote a guest blog about why we love legal thrillers, and I thought you might enjoy reading it. The blog is on the website of Manning Wolfe, a talented legal thriller writer. I hope you will check out the blog as

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New Release: Web of Lies

I am excited to announce that my new thriller, Web of Lies, is now available! Losing the trial is just the beginning… When criminal defense attorney Dylan Wood returns from a defeat in the courtroom, he thinks the worst is

Monk’s Cafe – A Real Location in a Fictional Philadelphia

Most of the restaurants, bars, and stores featured in my books are fictional locations. I’d claim that this is due to my irrepressible creativity, but the truth is that making places up requires less research, and runs a lower risk

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Burnout (A Jessie Black Legal Thriller)

I am thrilled to announce that Burnout is now available for Kindle.  Burnout is the first book in a new series about a Philadelphia district attorney named Jessie Black.  I’m really proud of this one and excited to write more

The Importance of Being Villainous

So I’ve been thinking about bad guys in fiction.  When I was a kid, I always rooted for them.  I wanted Wile E. Coyote to catch the Roadrunner, Gargamel to transmute the Smurfs, and if I had been Luke Skywalker,

Hardcore reviewed on Storeybook Reviews

I’m thrilled with readers’ enthusiasm for Hardcore!  Book blog Storeybook Reviews recently posted their review, awarding the novel five paws and calling it “a must read for all mystery lovers!” Here’s an excerpt: WOW! is about all I can think of to say