Jeffrey J. Mariotte
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  • Douglas, AZ
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About Me:
I'm a novelist (Cold Black Hearts, River Runs Red, and Missing White Girl make up a loose trilogy of border-related supernatural thrillers, the teen horror quartet Witch Season, horror epic The Slab, and more, including tie-ins based on such properties as CSI and CSI: Miami, Spider-Man, Supernatural, Buffy, Angel and more) and comic book writer (Desperadoes, Fade to Black, Garrison, Barack Obama: The Comic Book Biography, Zombie Cop, Graveslinger, and others). I'm also a co-owner of specialty bookstore Mysterious Galaxy. I live in southeastern Arizona on the Flying M Ranch.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy, Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey...just about anything else by those authors and Graham Greene, Ross Macdonald, Raymond Chandler, William Goldman, Irwin Shaw, Charles Bowden, James Lee Burke, Stephen King, Richard Matheson...I'm not going to get into those who are personal friends because I don't want to risk hurting feelings by leaving anyone out. You know who you are!
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV: The Wire, The Shield, The Office, 30 Rock, The Rachel Maddow Show, Arrested Development, too many more...

Movies: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Casablanca, The Graduate, The Wicker Man, Jaws, Bullitt, The Searchers, Marathon Man, Three Days of the Condor, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, The Conversation, A Night at the Opera, Apocalypse Now, and on, and on...

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Sunday, February 8 is the official publication date for my new thriller Empty Rooms. I've been trying to keep everybody posted on all the activity surrounding the release, but in case this is your fi…

Sunday, February 8 is the official publication date for my new thriller Empty Rooms. I've been trying to keep everybody posted on all the activity surrounding the release, but in case this is your first visit to the blog, here are the details.

Empty Rooms

Jeffrey J. Mariotte

A Krebbs and Robey Casefiles Novel

Richie Krebbs is an ex-cop, a walking encyclopedia of crime and criminals who chafes at bureaucracy. Frank…


Posted on February 8, 2015 at 5:53am

EMPTY ROOMS is here!

Nothing but 5-star reviews for Empty Rooms (the first book in the Krebbs and Robey Casefiles--get in on the ground floor), and praise from giants of thriller writing!

Michael Connelly said, "Empty Rooms is a searing, no-holds barred journey into darkness. Jeffrey J. Mariotte knows the key is character, character, character and has delivered a story about men who relentlessly work the case at the same time the case works them. I was pulled in from the start on this one and it…


Posted on January 18, 2015 at 11:05am

The Border Trilogy, Reissued

There are a few moments in a writer's life that stand out as landmarks. Holding that first published book in your hands is one of them. The first check is nice, too. Then as each successive book is published, getting it and turning it around, looking at the binding, examining the cover--these are all special, wonderful experiences. Something that you wrote, someone else cared enough about to edit and publish and now it's not just an idea but a thing, solid and real. The joy that accompanies…


Posted on February 17, 2013 at 3:05am


My new supernatural thriller Season of the Wolf launches on February 26, 2013 (published by DarkFuse), and it's already picked up a couple of rave reviews.

"Season of the Wolf is full of twists that will surprise readers time and time again. With his rich use of description, Mariotte has created a story which will grab the attention of readers and will have them…


Posted on December 10, 2012 at 5:11am

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Next weekend is the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which I used to regularly attend before moving to Arizona made it somewhat more difficult.

But I will be there this year, and not one but TWO new books will make their debuts there. My thriller The Devil's Bait, originally available only as an e-book, will make its print…


Posted on April 14, 2012 at 1:30am

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At 5:35pm on July 4, 2011, Noir Nation said…
I'm pressed for time right now, so I haven't responded on the forum.  But the book about the pedophile might be a Bare Knuckles Press type book.  Send me a brief description ( and if it looks good I'll pass it along to the BKP editors.  BKP publishes books that deal with subjects other presses might avoid, we do not publish books that cater to prurient interests, but serious literary studies of subjects that might be too risky for others.  Pedophilia is a serious problem in the world that hurts and permanently damages many innocent people.  Ignoring it wont' make it go away.

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