The mystery books I write always involve something nefarious. A crime, a cover-up, or, at the very least, suspicious characters are always elements of the story. But not all mysteries are tragic. A mystery can be a question. Like: Who are my biological parents? That’s where services like ancestry.com come in. Sometimes, those services aren’t […]
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To celebrate the coming winter, I’m bringing you a huge giveaway of mystery and crime novels, with the chance to win a Kindle Fire! More than 30 authors and I have teamed up to bring you the chance to win these fantastic hardboiled mystery and crime fiction novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire for one lucky winner! […]
The storyline of my thriller, Blood Trails, is based around the fiercely competitive field of the oil business. While the story in Blood Trails is completely fiction, it’s supported by factual feuds between oil tycoons. One of the first major public conflicts surrounding the oil business originated with John D. Rockefeller, who demonstrated that the […]
This time of year I’m especially appreciative of Florida. Largely for the same reasons many of my books take place in Florida. The high today is 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius)— and it’s almost December! Just like Florida can do a mean Halloween, Florida can pull off a heck of a holiday/Christmas/winter celebration, too! One […]
Some people have all the luck, don’t they? In my novel Blood Trails, the job of my protagonist, Michael Flint, is basically to track down the people with “all the luck.” In other words, he’s an heir hunter. Michael Flint tracks down people who are heirs to a fortune. Why do these heirs need to […]
Pre-order links for our upcoming Jess Kimball Thriller — Fatal Fall — are now available from all retailers! To be sure you don’t forget about Fatal Fall when you’re so busy with holiday events, you can pre-order now if you’d like. Here are the links: Pre-order Fatal Fall from Amazon Pre-order Fatal Fall from iBooks Pre-Order Fatal […]
Many adopted or abandoned children, now adults, are on a mission to trace down their biological parents. Or at least, to find as much information about them as possible. Sometimes, such a search calls for a man like Michael Flint, the star of my thriller novel, Blood Trails. Michael Flint is a professional heir hunter. […]
Call them what you will. Risk takers. Speculators. Explorers. All three can have similar implications in certain scenarios. All three are also descriptions of oil wildcatters. In this day and age, a wildcatter is generally someone who is drilling for oil in a spot where there’s no record of oil existing. It used to be […]
If you’re a superfan of Lee Child, I can only assume you’ve finished reading his latest novel, Night School, by now. Was it fantastic or what?! I’m honored to call Lee Child a friend. And what a good friend he is. You know, there’s a reason I dedicated my Hunt for Jack Reacher novels to him: […]
Lee Child and I both have new releases right now: Lee is about to release Night School, and I just released Deep Cover Jack, the fourth novel in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, which is an authorized spin-off series from Lee Child’s Reacher novels. Today, I wanted to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour into […]
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