Has anyone seen either "The Drop" based on a Dennis Lehane short story(he also wrote the screenplay)or "A Walk Amongst the Tombstones," the new film version of Larry Block's novel?After seeing both I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jed Power Sep 26.
Anyone have any info on the Amazon Breakout Novel Contest for 2014?Last year I think entries were taken from Jan. 14-Jan. 27. I figured if the entry dates were going to be around the same time…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Jan 19.
Happy to say I won a copy of the new Dana King crime novel, "Grind Joint," in a recent contest.I was looking forward to this one anyway; now I'm going to get it a few days early.It's published by…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Krauss Nov 3, 2013.
I notice a very small number of people use the site for self-promotion exclusively and seem to offer nothing else to the group. Is this allowed?Of course it may backfire on them anyway. I totally…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin R. Tipple Oct 13, 2013.
Good News--My PI novel, "The Combat Zone," about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970's Harvard Square and spends time in the Combat Zone, Boston's red-light district, made the final cut (5 novels) in the Minotaur/Private Eye Writers of America "Best First Private Eye Novel" competition.
Bad New--it did not win. Although I was told that judge John Lutz favored it but was overruled by St. Martin.
I guess I am still looking for an agent/publisher for this novel, which will hopefully be…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:55am
I've just had a story published in "Hardboiled." Unfortunately it is their last issue after almost 25 years of publication.
Some great stories by some great writers, many of whom went on to be very successful authors. Gary Lovisi did an outstanding job as editor/publisher through the years.
The magazine will be missed!
Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:55am
The anthology, "Stone Cold--Best New England Crime Stories," is now on sale.
I am proud to have one of my short stories, "Pipe Dream," included.
Posted on November 23, 2013 at 5:03am