Gearing Up!

Gearing Up!

Friends: Sorry to have been away. I’ve been busy … Putting last touches on PORT CITY CROSSFIRE, Brandon Blake novel No. 3. More to come very soon. Researching McMorrow No. 12, working title, KILL SWITCH. Jack and I are both psyched for this one. Awaiting publication of THE DEAD SAMARITAN, a thriller by my daughter …

Straw Man Gets a Nod

Straw Man Gets a Nod

Hey all: Sorry to be away from here for so long. Writing Brandon Blake No. 3. Riding herd on DEAD SAMARITAN with my coauthor Emily Westbrooks. … But I’m back with some news: STRAW MAN, the 11th McMorrow novel, has been named a 2017 Maine Literary Awards finalist for crime fiction, the honor bestowed by …

The World of Brandon Blake

The World of Brandon Blake

Hey all: Writing Brandon Blake novel No. 3, which means plunging into his world. He’s a young Portland cop who lives on a vintage Chris Craft and carries some serious baggage. This is where I was today, on the Portland, Maine, waterfront. With Blake in spirit. Good times. Look for it in 2018.

And the Word of Mouth books go to …

Hey all: Thanks for taking the time to suggest recipients for the Pretty Dead Word of Mouth Giveaway. I learned that McMorrow fans are loyal to family and friends. Thank you all for paying it forward! So McMorrow slugging it out with Boston Brahmins will be going to new readers this week, from China, Maine, …

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 …