Hello Again, Brandon Blake

Hello Again, Brandon Blake

I’ve been immersed in McMorrow of late. Reviewing edits of ONCE BURNED (May 2015), beginning to write STRAW MAN (May 2016), rereading the early McMorrow novels that are due to come out in reissue (DEADLINE and BLOODLINE, November 2014). All of these courtesy of my good friends at Islandport Press.

Hot on Once Burned? Spread the Word

Hot on Once Burned? Spread the Word

“Plot, characterization, atmosphere—everything works in Boyle’s excellent 10th Jack McMorrow mystery.” That’s how Publishers Weekly began its starred review of ONCE BURNED. It ended this way: “Readers who enjoyed Robert B. Parker’s ability to create smart, convincing heroes with a tough-guy surface but warmly empathetic interior will welcome this worthy successor.” I don’t live or …

Why ONCE BURNED? For the record …

A few weeks back I sat down with Genevieve Morgan, host of the Time Warner Cable program “Between the Lines.” Genevieve is also my editor at Islandport Press, so we had lots to chat about. Take a few minutes to listen in. I’ve done quite a few TV spots. This one was especially enjoyable. http://www.twcsportschannel.com/videos/2014/12/13/between-the-lines—gerry-boyle.html

ONCE BURNED: Here We Go

McMorrow No. 10, from my good friends at Islandport Press, is out of the gate and off and running. An arsonist is lurking in the town of Sanctuary, Maine, just after it was selected as a “Hidden Treasure” by a national magazine. Not the publicity the townspeople wanted. But just the story McMorrow has been …

E-booking Jack McMorrow

E-booking Jack McMorrow

Hey all, Yesterday, I was on the spin bike at the gym, my Kindle open on the handlebars, and it occurred to me that a pretty big event in my writing career had gone a bit unnoted (is that a word?). For many years, the early titles in the McMorrow series were not available as …

Letting My Baby Go

Letting My Baby Go

Hey all: One of the more odd times in the novel writing cycle—letting a book out of your hands. I just did that with STRAW MAN, McMorrow No. 11, due out in 2016 from Islandport Press. This is how it works: You start with an idea, mull for a few weeks, do research for months …