Monday, December 19, 2011

Ride a Red Dragon

I'm pleased to announce my short story, "Ride a Red Dragon" is available on Amazon Kindle for a mere 99 cents! Here's the set up:

When speakeasy and gambling hall owner Scooter Hawkins puts a call into private eye Vic Lane to investigate an extortion attempt, Lane barely has time to hear the assignment before two men with Thompson sub-machine guns burst through the door to ratchet up the stakes with a stream of lead.

Lane’s investigation leads to a rival gambling house known as the Red Dragon, and soon he is caught up in a ruthless struggle with its beautiful proprietress, Wan Jung.

Set in 1920s San Francisco with flappers, speakeasies and roadsters, “Ride a Red Dragon” is a two-fisted tale of deceit and revenge reminiscent of Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op stories.

Pick it up here.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Patricia Cornwell's RED MIST

#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell's new novel, Red Mist, goes on sale this Tuesday, December 6th.

What's that go to do with me? The book is set in and around Savannah, Georgia and when her publisher, Putnum, went looking for a atmospheric photograph from the area to use for the book's end papers, they found my shot of a foggy morning at Colonial Park Cemetery.

They printed it in silver on both end papers and I think it looks tremendous:

(Notice the image is reversed to keep the tree clear of the dust jacket flap.) Patricia is also featuring it on her website:

I don't think the Putnum folks realized that I am also a crime fiction writer, but of course the fact that I, too, write crime makes me all the more proud to have the photo on Patricia's book.