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 …

STRAW MAN (Installment No. 2)

“Deftly drawn characters and a strong sense of place add texture and depth to this gritty tale of rural crime and vigilante justice.”—Publishers Weekly Friends: STRAW MAN is three weeks out. As promised last week, here’s another taste. Keep checking back. I’ll keep ’em coming. “Maybe you boys are the ones with the misunderstanding,” the …

STRAW MAN, a Preview

STRAW MAN, a Preview

Friends: I like my novels well enough—no surprise. But I really like STRAW MAN, the 11th McMorrow novel, due out May 17, 2016, from Islandport Press. Reviews have just started to roll in (Here’s Publishers Weekly’s take). But I figure you will want a look yourself. So here’s a taste. I’ll add bits in days …