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Try a FREE full-length audio book on me

Readers tell me they’d love to read more books in audio, but sometimes the audiobooks are cost prohibitive. For example, short reads are simply too expensive to read in audio format. I’ve been thinking about how to solve this issue for a while, and I think we may have hit on a workable solution. What […]

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Easy reading with the Bookfunnel app

Back in 2007, when the first Kindle devices were introduced, we were all hooked on ebooks. The rest, as they say, is history. Except that it’s not — the technology continues to advance. The first Kindles seem quaint compared to their modern versions. I’m amazed by the way technology has continued to evolve. There are […]

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Enjoy reading more of my books on the Libby App from Overdrive

What caused you to become an avid reader? Can you remember the first novel you ever read? Many Capristers tell me they fell in love with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, creating a life long love affair with mysteries. How about you? Hit reply to this email and tell me. So now that the […]

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Murder for hire…

The brains behind the crime… Research for Lone Star Jack sent me down some interesting avenues, as usual. For me, writing believable characters and plots comes from the study of human nature. The plot for Lone Star Jack (and it’s source book, Echo Burning) are powered by the crime called murder for hire. In real life, […]

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Lone Star Jack: Don’t Mess With a Dangerous Mob Boss

In Lone Star Jack, we meet Cesar Baez, a second generation gangster. The son of a mob boss. A greedy man cursed with intelligence, wealth, and absolutely no conscience. A lethal combination. My research in creating this complex villain brought me to some interesting findings. From 1929 to 1941, an organized crime group known as Murder, […]

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Coffee – Don’t we all love it?

We all know that I’m a coffee fiend. Recently, I asked readers to tell me their favorite hot beverage. You know. The one they curl up with when they’re reading a great book. Because I always have a drink nearby, and I figured my readers do, too. Turns out that was a good guess. More […]

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Valentine Jane Doe Case Solved 29 Years Later

As you already know, there are lots of reasons why I love Florida. This is why my Hunt for Justice books are set in Tampa, Florida, where the fictional star of this series, Judge Willa Carson, lives. Despite its beautiful beaches and gorgeous weather, Florida is home to some cold case murders that for years […]

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Who Murdered Gwendel Greenblatt?

As you already know, there are lots of reasons why I love Florida. This is why my Hunt for Justice books are set in Tampa, Florida, where the fictional star of this series, Judge Willa Carson, lives. Despite its beautiful beaches and gorgeous weather, Florida is home to some cold case murders that for years […]

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The Hidden World of Dogfighting

My readers know that I’m dedicated to writing thrillers that are believable as well as exciting. My plots are always at least theoretically possible. Very often, the things I learn about inform the fiction in my books. This was the case when I was writing Full Metal Jack. I can’t wait to hear what you […]

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Justice for Adam Walsh

Missing children is a subject that pervades all of my Jess Kimball books. It’s a devastating topic, of course, but it’s what drives Jess Kimball. She won’t rest until she’s found her son, who was kidnapped as an infant. Jess Kimball’s job as an investigative journalist for Taboo Magazine keeps her fighting along the way […]

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