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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The Malone Report Summer 2018

A Belated Update 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 […]

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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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100 Classic Books Challenge

One of my aims for 2018 is to read some of the classic books I’ve neglected for, well, the majority of my life. You might call it my 100 classic books challenge. What sparked my interest was watching the Denzel Washington movie, The Equalizer (2014). The movie is a thriller, so of course, the reading […]

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Do You Bublish?

I happened across a new website/tool today for authors. It’s called Bublish, and the site claims it can help connect authors with new potential readers. With thousands of new books being published daily, if it works as advertised, Bubblish could become a game-changer for book marketing by independent authors and publishers. Can Authors Bublish Their […]

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Doing Christmas Gift Books the Right Way

Christmas Gift Books Challenge This year I’m challenging everyone I know to buy and give Christmas gift books to friends and family members on your gift list. This way we can support our favorite writers, shops and publishing industry, plus give excellent books as presents. Here are seven more reasons why Christmas gift books make […]

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An Insiders Guide to Neo-Noir Detective Fiction

Neo-Noir Defined Noir is a popular genre of the post-World War II era that examined the corrupt immorality within America’s hallowed institutions. While noir’s dark tone was amplified by Hollywood films, the genre’s dark themes of moral corruption were first explored in popular literature in the early twentieth century. Noir fiction is typically linked with […]

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Running Author

Running might seem a strange topic for a post on a crime fiction author’s blog, but that’s what I’ve decided to write about today. Frankly, I haven’t done any consistent running in quite a few years, however, in a time long ago in a galaxy far away, at least that’s how it seems, I was […]

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