Thursday, May 17, 2018


I'm thrilled to announce that HELL ON CHURCH STREET is now available in Italy from Edizioni del Capricorno. I look forward to hearing what the good people of Italy make of the book. 

Friday, April 27, 2018


I have a new post up at Criminal Element looking at Simenon's 47th (jesus) Maigret adventure, MAIGRET AND THE HEADLESS CORPSE. This is part of a rereading series I'm doing for CE, looking at my six favorite Maigret books. This one might well be my favorite, if only because it's the one that made me a fan.
Check out my post here.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Dark Blonde: The Film Noirs of Marilyn Monroe

I have the cover story in the new issue of NOIR CITY, a piece that looks at the four film noirs that Marilyn Monroe made at the outset of her Hollywood career. These films offer an interesting look at her development as an actor and as a star, and they suggest a far different kind of onscreen persona than the one that would eventually take shape in romantic comedies and musicals in the years to come.

Check it out here.

Monday, March 5, 2018


There's a great four-star review of NO TOMORROW in the current French edition of ROLLING STONE. Reviewer Phillippe Blanchet has some nice things to say about the book. If you can read French, or if you just want to plug it into a translator, go check it out.

Thursday, February 22, 2018


I'm thrilled to announce that my books HELL ON CHURCH STREET and NO TOMORROW have been acquired for translation into Italian by the publisher Edizioni Del Capricorno. More details to come but for now: Viva l'Italia!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Bloody Fleury and the French Book Tour 2018

I’m heading back to France next week to promote my latest book SANS LENDEMAIN. While I’m there, I hope to see old friends and meet new friends. If you’re around, please come say hi.

I’ll be at the festival Bloody Fleury from February 2-4 signing books and meeting people. On the third day of the festival, I’ll be on the 3 pm panel “When Violence Generates Violence” with Jean-Luc Bizien and Jacques-Olivier Bosco, moderated by Olivier Vanderbecq.

On February 5th, at 6 pm I’ll do a public presentation at the bookstore Richer in Angers.

On February 6th, at 7 pm I’ll do a public presentation at the bookstore L’Embarcadère in Saint-Nazaire.

On February 7th, at 7 pm I’ll do a public presentation at the bookstore Coiffard in Nantes.

On February 8th at 7 pm I’ll do a public presentation at the bookstore L’Esprit Livre in Lyon.

On February 9th at 7 pm I’ll do a public presentation at the bookstore Chroniques in Cachan.

Friday, January 5, 2018

ReReading Maigret

I've been on a big Simenon kick for the last couple of years. It started out with his noirs like THE WIDOWER, DIRTY SNOW, and ACT OF PASSION, but it eventually led me back to his Maigret novels. The result of all this reading is a new series over at Criminal Element where I'm going to be rereading the best Maigret novels. You can check out the first installment of the series, Georges Simenon and the Top 6 Maigret Novels here.