In Conversation with Dennis Palumbo about HEAD WOU...

Mike Barson: HEAD WOUNDS is the fifth novel in your series about psychologist Daniel Rinaldi, who consults with the Pittsburgh police. Unlike some authors, you do not write a new book every year… Is that because you spend a lot of time doing research for each new entry? Dennis Palumbo: Research is always an important aspect of each novel, but the primary reason for the gap between books is that I have a full-time private therapy practice (35-40 patients a week). So my writing time is pretty much limited to lunch hours and the weekends. I’d love to put out a new book every year, but given my current clinical schedule, it’s...

Interview with Jeffrey Siger, author of AN AEGEAN ...

Mike Barson In Conversation with Jeffrey Siger, author of AN AEGEAN APRIL, ninth in the Inspector Andreas Kaldis  1) When you made the decision to start a crime series, why did you select Greece as the setting for the stories? (I believe that was a first…) Jeff Siger: When I started writing about Andreas Kaldis, I didn’t intend on creating a series.  I thought I’d be writing a stand-alone novel telling the story of a Greek island I knew intimately.  I wanted to write about the people, culture and politics of Mykonos, and only settled upon the mystery format because it struck me as the best vehicle for exploring how a tourist island...

Review of Brandman’s MISSING PERSONS

MISSING PERSON,Buddy Steel Book 1 Michael Brandman Poisoned Pen Press Sept 5th, 2017 Michael Brandman has returned to writing with his book MISSING PERSONS. His resume is extensive having co-written nine Jesse Stone movies and three westerns with the legendary actor Tom Selleck, and producing over forty films with screenwriters such as Arthur Miller and Neil Simon. But he is also known for being the original writer of the Robert B. Parker novels after Parker’s death. Besides working on this book Brandman is also in the early stage of a tenth Jesse Stone movie with Tom Selleck. “It is more of a murder mystery than the psychologically...

Poisoned Pen 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Our 20th anniversary celebration is at the Poisoned Pen bookstore this coming Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 pm. We have two debut PPP authors signing their May releases (Thomas Kies with Random Road; Annie Hogsett with Too Lucky to Live), and Tammy Kaehler signs her fifth in the Kate Reilly racing series, Kiss the Bricks. We will also have Fred Ramsay, Donis Casey, James Sallis & Meg Dobson on hand to sign our anthology Bound By Mystery. Local PPP author Betty Webb will also attend. Founded in 1997 by Robert Rosenwald (President and Founder), Barbara Peters (Editor-in-Chief), and their daughter Susan Malling, Poisoned Pen Press is an...

Launch of Bill Fitzhugh’s THE EXTERMINATORS. Feb01

Launch of Bill Fitzhugh’s THE EXTERMINATORS.

After years of folks asking, begging and whining, Bill Fitzhugh has revisited Bob Dillon, Klaus and the rest of the gang from PEST CONTROL in THE EXTERMINATORS, his latest from Poisoned Pen Press. Bill celebrated the release with a signing at The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale AZ on Jan 26th. Bill shared the stage (or podium or whatever a book signing has) with Charlie Newton, whose START SHOOTING has been released to considerable praise. But this is about Mr Fitzhugh and his nifty new book. All Bob Dillon ever wanted was a truck with a big fiberglass bug on the roof. All he had to do was survive a half dozen assassination attempts,...