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Thomas Pluck
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unflinching fiction with heart.
unflinching fiction with heart.

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Happy new year! I’m getting over the flu, which I contracted while researching the next Jay Desmarteaux novel, wandering around Iberia and Vermilion Parishes in Louisiana. I visited the grave of bluesman Slim Harpo and the Louisiana Capitol Building,…
Reviews During Wartime
Reviews During Wartime
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Most of these were published within a year or so. I’ve never been good at jumping on new books, I prefer to wait until the dust settles. But I did enjoy “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian. Right now I’m reading Robicheaux by James Lee Burke, if I finish it…

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Last year’s Edward Hopper-themed anthology edited by Lawrence Block blew a lot of people away, and I loved it. So I was thrilled when Lawrence Block asked me to pen a story for the second volume, which was open to all works of art. I chose “Truth Comes…

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happy holidays
happy holidays
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It’s the yearly Award Eligibility Post! Don’t you hate it when those ballots show up and you can’t remember everything you read this year? Maybe you’re like me and keep a list. But if you don’t, here are the stories and books of mine published this year,…

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If you’re a fan of science fiction, fantasy, or horror as well as crime you might notice that there are fewer markets for short fiction for the crime genre than the others. Many come and go, even if they consistently publish stories chosen for yearly…

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My story collection LIFE DURING WARTIME is now available for pre-order! It will be published on January 29th 2018 by Down & Out Books. It includes “The Big Snip,” which was chosen for the Best Mystery & Crime Stories 2016, new unpublished stories, the…

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When Black Friday comes, I stand down by the door… At Down & Out Books they’re offering a 25% holiday discount and including the ebook with purchase of every print book! That includes Bad Boy Boogie, Unloaded, Blood on the Bayou, everything they publish.…

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My friend Jaye Manus created all my e-books except the first, Lost Children. She does quality work, and knows Microsoft Word in and out. If you want to know how to best use Word as an author, or use it to self-publish e-books, this is a guide by a pro who…

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If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know that my favorite band is AC/DC, and has been since I first heard “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” on the radio when I was seven years old. Their rhythm guitarist and founder Malcolm Young died this week…
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