THE EX is an Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel

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I am beyond thrilled that THE EX has been nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. The Edgar Award, named for Edgar Allan Poe, is awarded by The Mystery Writers of America to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater.  This is especially delicious news, because so many of my talented, supportive friends are also nominated this year.

Winners will be announced on April 26 at a banquet in New York City. That’s going to be quite the party!

You can see the full list of nominees here.

In other EX-related news, THE EX was also named a Best Book of 2016 by the Boston Globe and a biggest thriller of 2016 by Book Bub.

And the New England Law Review selected THE EX to serve as its centerpiece for an upcoming symposium, “The Novelization of the Criminal Justice System and its Effect on Pop Culture.” Open to public, Feb 9, 4-6 pm, 154 Stuart St, Boston, Mass.

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Finally, THE EX will be out in paperback on January 31!  Find links to order in the format of your choice here.

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER: In stores November 15!

I am thrilled to announce that THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER — the third installment in the Under Suspicion series, co-authored with Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark — will be out November 15.  You can pre-order from your favorite retailer.

If you’ve read the series, you know the premise: Laurie Moran is the producer of Under Suspicion, a television show that re-investigates cold cases by re-enacting the events of the case with the cooperation of suspects who were never arrested or charged, but who have lived for years under a shadow of suspicion.  In her latest case, Laurie enters new territory when she agrees to cover the killing of famed philanthropist, Hunter Raleigh III.

Initially, the media called Hunter’s fiance, Casey Carter, “The Sleeping Beauty” because she claimed to be in a deep sleep at the time of his murder.  But when police discovered evidence to contradict her story, she was convicted of manslaughter and served fifteen years for the crime.  Casey claims to this day that she was wrongly convicted.

When Casey is finally released from prison, she finds that she is still living “under suspicion.” She hears whispers at the  store. She can’t get a job. Even her own mother treats her like she’s guilty. Her story attracts the attention of Laurie and her team—it’s Casey’s last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her.

Mary and I are having so much fun with this series. Laurie is such a smart, capable, likeable woman, surrounded by a terrific cast of characters, both at home and at work: her retired NYPD father, Leo; her young son, Timmy, who lost his father to a violent crime; her loyal assistant producer, Jerry, and assistant, Grace, who provide much needed comedic relief from their tough cases; her demanding boss, Brett; and, of course, Alex, whose role in Laurie’s life is….a work in progress.

If you haven’t taken the plunge into the series, I hope you will.  THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER is a great place to start, but if you like to read in order, start with THE CINDERELLA MURDER and then move on to ALL DRESSED IN WHITE.  I hope you’ll be hooked!  I know I am.

Pre-order THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER now.

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On the Road with THE EX

That’s right.  I’m on a whirlwind cross country trip with THE EX!

Not my ex.  THE EX, as in my latest novel.

Here I am in Portland, Oregon, chatting with AM Northwest about late-night cyberstalking, the dogs (natch), and THE EX.  Are you reading yet?

Hope to see you on the road!  If you can’t see me in person, you can order signed books from stores listed here.

Happy reading!