Off to New York!

My house and cats are in the hands of a sitter, and I’m heading for NYC shortly on a red eye*, the excuse being that ROCK PAPER TIGER was nominated for Best First Novel in the Strand Magazine Critics Awards, and they’re throwing a party. I really don’t expect to win (I mean, look who […]

New SAN DIEGO NOIR Events! (and off to Oregon!)

I’m doing a couple more events for SAN DIEGO NOIR — the first at the wonderful Bay Books in Coronado on June 23rd, the second at the Ocean Beach Branch of the San Diego Public Library on June 25—I don’t have a time for that yet, but since it’s Saturday, I’m assuming during the day. […]

Oregon in June! And San Diego next week!

I’ll be doing a few events in Oregon in early June, including the world-famous Powell’s Books in Portland on June 7. I’ll also be in Ashland and Klamath Falls — more details to come, but here’s a link to the wonderful organization who is sponsoring my Ashland leg, the Ashland Mystery Readers Group. Events there […]

San Diego Noir!

My next book…

Because I am into instant gratification, because I’m also sort of lazy, or distracted, or in a hurry…I’ve had a tendency lately to announce big news on my Facebook author page. The beauty of this is that it automatically tweets out to my Twitter feed, and yeah, I’m weirdly addicted to Twitter (SEE: evidence of […]

Coming Soon, to an MP3 Player Near You!

I’m very pleased to announce that Audible has acquired ROCK PAPER TIGER for a future audio book release. More details as I get them. But can I just say, I am totally entertained by the notion of someone else reading my book aloud?

Rock Paper Tiger in Seattle Times “Best of 2010”

Check out Seattle Times’ “14 Best Crime Novels of 2010.” I’m in some fine company here!

ROCK PAPER TIGER in Amazon’s Best Books of 2010

I’m very excited to announce that ROCK PAPER TIGER made Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2010 (that’s fiction and non-fiction) and is one of Amazon’s Top 10 Mysteries & Thrillers. I’m in some heady company on these lists, and I am really honored to be placed among them. Before RPT’s publication, I hadn’t realized that […]


I’m at Bouchercon By the Bay from Oct. 14 – 17, with a Soho Press kickoff party at the fabulous M is for Mystery — wine! cheese! mayhem! — on Oct. 13, with a bunch of other awesome Soho authors. You’re all invited. I’ll be on a panel on Oct. 15 at 10:00 AM (I’d […]

ROCK PAPER TIGER in New York Times & in Amazon’s Best of 2010…

It’s been quite a week. Andrew Tepper of Vanity Fair reviews ROCK PAPER TIGER in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Amazon chose ROCK PAPER TIGER as one of their “Best Books of 2010…So Far…” I picked a bad time to stop snorting glue… (“Airplane!” reference! Sheesh.)