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Arcade featured in 1930s private eye mysteries

  Here’s a recent picture of the now-deserted Arcade which usually is the locale of at least one scene in most of the Maggie Sullivan mysteries.  You’ll enjoy the brief account of its history. Small wonder the spot turns up in my series, what with the detective division of the Dayton police just across the street in one direction and […]

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Private Eye Novel on Goodreads Giveaway

From now through Aug. 10, you can win one of four signed copies of TOUGH COOKIE on this Goodreads giveaway. Don’t mistake this for a culinary cozy.  Maggie Sullivan, the 1930s gal P.I. hired to unravel a high-stakes swindle, will use her Smith & Wesson or break a thug’s fingers to get the information she […]

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Win an Audiobook Featuring 1938 Woman P.I.

The audiobook version of No Game for a Dame, which introduced 1930s private eye Maggie Sullivan to mystery fans, is now available at: Audible Amazon iTunes To kick things off, I’m offering three free downloads of the audiobook — two in the US, one in the UK — with the hope recipients will post a review […]

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Private Eye Writers Announce Finalists for 2015 Shamus Awards

Private Eye Writers of America have announced finalists for the 2015 Shamus Awards.  Winners will be announced at the PWA Banquet on Oct. 9 during Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina. All entries were published in 2014.  Finalists in each category are listed alphabetically by author. BEST HARDCOVER P.I. NOVEL The Hollow Girl by Reed Farrel Coleman The Silkworm by […]

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Dayton Police Who Fell in the Line of Duty Since 1880

My Maggie Sullivan mysteries feature many policeman, all of them except Chief Wurstner fictitious. Since this is National Police Memorial Day, I’d like to recognize these real Dayton, OH, policemen who fell in the line of duty. The most recent of them was a woman — a mother with children.  The earliest was in 1880. […]

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The Private Eye Speaks

It’s a strange experience hearing a perfect stranger give a voice to the P.I. you’ve created. I’m smack in the middle of that experience as I listen to tracks of the audiobook of No Game for a Dame, which is now in production. It’s the first book in my Maggie Sullivan mysteries series, so it […]

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Free Detective Mysteries & P.I. News 4/24/15

Here’s a chance to enjoy two detective novels set 9 centuries and half a world apart without paying a cent. First head to 11th c. Japan and enjoy RASHOMON GATE, first book in an extensive series featuring the detective from author I.J. Parker‘s Shamus-winning short story.  Sugawara Akitada, a clerk in the Ministry of Justice, is sent […]

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