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Pasta by Mama

I’m in New York for ThrillerFest and was privileged to have dinner last night with one of my sources for Bomb Squad NYC.

We went to Gradisca, about an eight-minute walk from Bomb Squad headquarters. (Ten minutes from the fictional headquarters.) The owner comes from read more

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The Power of Familiarity

A week before Nelson Mandela’s funeral I am chatting on the telephone with the editor of my upcoming series, Bomb Squad NYC.

He mentions that he’s reading the work of an extremely hot contemporary mystery writer and doesn’t get it. He doesn’t mean that he read more

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Write What You Don’t Know

It’s the most clichéd advice in the fiction game: write what you know. But it’s wrong. Better advice is: write what turns you on. Let me explain.

I recently shared with two friends advance reading copies for the first in my Bomb Squad NYC series read more

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