What is the Tiger Ying?

In The Chinese Tiger Ying, the third novel in the T. J. O’Sullivan Private Eye Thriller series, the Tiger Ying plays a pivotal role both in the solution of a crime and the unraveling of secrets. Unlike the fictional jewel-encrusted falcon is Dashiell Hammet’s classic third novel, The Maltese Falcon (1930), which set the standard […]

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Child Prostitution and the Live Long Day Novel

The genesis of the idea for Live Long Day, the fifth novel in the Malone series came from a gritty American crime drama television series The Killing, originally produced by AMC. The series was based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen (The Crime). Set in Seattle, Washington, The Killing chronicles murder investigations by fictional Seattle […]

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The Malone Report Summer 2018

As a reader recently reminded me, it’s been a while since I published an update. So, here it is, a mix of personal notes and news about upcoming releases. I’ll start with the personal notes. My father passed away a few weeks ago which has been a difficult time for my family and me. Dad […]

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Should Self-Published Authors Pay for Professional Editing?

More and more often I hear self-publishing gurus espousing the view that self-published authors must get professional editing before publishing books. The justification behind that opinion is that readers today expect self-published books to meet the same quality standards that are set by traditionally published books. The recommendation that self-published books must be professionally edited […]

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A Tale of Three POD Publishers

Today I’d like to share a tale of three POD publishers I’ve dealt with over the past couple of months. If you’re a self-published author, perhaps you will learn a thing or two from my experiences. Maybe I was a Bit Hard on Barnes and Noble Press In April I posted My Advice to Those […]

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Mare’s Nest Novel Released

Mare’s Nest, the first novel in the new T. J. O’Sullivan series was released this week. T. J. O’Sullivan, a supporting character introduced in the last Malone novel, Cold Comfort, is the lead character. Many of the readers of Cold Comfort shared with me that T. J. was their favorite character in the book. So, […]

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