What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Mafia’? Murder, money-laundering, scandal, wiseguys… Apart from making the perfect backdrop for action-packed thrillers, the mafia is one of the most powerful organized-crime units on the globe, raking in billions of cash each year from nefarious dealings. The mobster presence in Italy is part of the […]
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Why does Jess Kimball try so hard?
Fatal Game released two weeks ago and so far, the reviews are stellar. Whew! I’m always nervous while I wait for the early responses, you know? This book features everyone’s favorite intrepid journalist, Jess Kimball. I started writing about Jess several years ago after a friend suggested a great true crime book by […]
The Crime With No Tangible Weapon
What words do you associate with white collar crime? Maybe: Fraud? Finances? Business? Government? Justice? What about victim? Do white collar crimes have victims? If you’ve read my Jess Kimball Thrillers, Fatal Demand and Fatal Error, you know the answer is most emphatically yes. The FBI describes white collar crime as “characterized by deceit, concealment, […]
The Con Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time
You know who Frank Abagnale is, right? He was the trickster and imposter who posed as at least eight different professionals when he was between the ages of 15 and 21 in the 1960’s. He spent a few years in prison, then took a job working for the federal government. (No jokes about government workers, […]
New Releases: Fatal Demand and Fatal Error now available!
The books I’ve wanted to bring you for 10 years are finally here! I explained recently why I wrote Fatal Demand and Fatal Error. Basically, I had the idea back in 2006, on a trip to Italy. I’d seen a fellow while touring Pompeii who looked like a good villain to me. Of course, I […]
Meet Nigel Blackwell, Scientist and Thriller Writer
Nigel Blackwell is my co-author on Fatal Demand and Fatal Error, the new releases in the Jess Kimball Thriller series. Jess Kimball’s pursuit of the Ficarra brothers is a big story and a long one. So I teamed up with my friend, the amazing writer Nigel Blackwell, to bring it to you. Let’s get to […]
How My Plan for an Italian Brothers Novel Was Hijacked
Has 2015 held adventure for you? For me, 2015 was the year I completed a grand adventure I’d planned long ago. Let me explain. First, let’s take a short time travel back to June 2014. You may remember how, in the summer of 2014, we headed off together on a most unusual trip. The project was called Flight […]
4 New Covers Revealed! Jess Kimball To Get Her Own Series!
It just occurred to me — if you aren’t subscribed to my NewsFlash!, you haven’t heard the news! Jess Kimball is getting her own series! Jess Kimball is alone in the world. Her son, Peter, was kidnapped as an infant when Jess was little more than a child herself. She’s looking for her son while […]
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