McMorrow is looking good!

McMorrow is looking good!

The handsome Islandport Press editions of the McMorrow novels are rolling off the press. Handsome or what! Nothing like a box of fresh books on the doorstep to make a writer’s day.

Brandon Blake, loud and clear

Friends: I figured the first Brandon Blake series audio books would be perfect for the audio book lover in your life. So we’re giving away three free copies of each of the first two titles—PORT CITY SHAKEDOWN and PORT CITY BLACK AND WHITE.  All you have to do is answer the following question, fire us …

Brandon Blake series Is Now on Audible

Brandon Blake series Is Now on Audible

Brandon Blake, the young Portland, Maine, cop with the mysterious past, is now available on audio from audible.com. PORT CITY SHAKEDOWN and PORT CITY BLACK AND WHITE were released as audio books Nov. 18. So if you’re traveling for the holidays, bring Blake and friends (and enemies) along. “Keep your eye on this one,” said Booklist …

From the New York Times, a McMorrow shout-out

From the New York Times, a McMorrow shout-out

Back when the first McMorrow novel, DEADLINE, was published in 1993, it was Marilyn Stasio, crime-fiction maven for the New York Times who first took notice. Ms. Stasio has weighed in over the years, saying good things and (this is a bonus) understanding what McMorrow and friends, and their neck of the Maine woods, are …

STRAW MAN, Preview No. 4: Winning the fight begins the battle

Friends: STRAW MAN is less than a week off. I’m psyched. Here’s why, in the fourth and final installment. Next week you can pick up the book, see how the trouble that begins here tracks Jack, Clair, Louis—and Roxanne.  Let me know what you think.  Gerry   The skinny kid rushed me, grabbed my shirt, …

STRAW MAN, Preview No. 3: the story unfolds

“Oh, I know. It’s a little awkward. But the thing is, the old couple who own this, they’re good people, worked hard all their lives. She’s logging some of it off so she can pay his hospital bills. So I’ll be damned if I’ll let some two-bit yahoos take their money.” A long pause. “Nothing …