Skin & Bones Launch at The Mysterious Bookshop

Today the new anthology SKIN AND BONES, edited by Dana C. Kabel, is available from Down & Out Books, and it includes my story of the gastronomic excesses of the upper crust, “The Cronus Club.”

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Skin & Bones features stories by Patricia Abbott, Charles Ardai, Lawrence Block, Joe Clifford, Angel Luis Colón, the late Bill Crider, Glenn Gray, Tim Hall, Rob Hart, Tess Makovesky, Terrence McCauley, Marietta Miles, Richie Narvaez, Stuart Neville, Ryan Sayles, S.A. Solomon, Jason Starr, Liam Sweeny, Dave Zeltserman, and Dana C. Kabel.

And some of us–last I heard, Lawrence Block, Mr. Kabel, Suzanne Solomon, and Charles Ardai–will be attending the launch event on December 3rd at The Mysterious Bookshop. I don’t know if finger sandwiches will be served, but there’s usually beer and wine, so join us for libations at the cathedral to crime fiction. Things usually kick off around 6:30, and it should be a good time.


Two Saps at The Mysterious Bookshop…

This Wednesday, join me and Nick Kolakowski for a reading and signing at The Mysterious Bookshop, starting at 6:30PM. There will be beer!

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Nick will have his novella Slaughterhouse Blues and I’ve got Life During Wartime, a collection of 21 stories, from Denny the Dent, stories chosen for the Year’s Best Mystery and Crime, and the Jay Desmarteaux yarn that begins where Bad Boy Boogie leaves off.

Can’t make it? Order a signed copy from the store, to pick up or have shipped to you! They can even have books inscribed for you.

Pre-order Slaughterhouse Blues signed

Pre-order Life During Wartime signed


Boogie with me at the Mysterious Bookshop Friday 4/21

cover-pluck-bad-boy-boogie-600x900pxJoin me tomorrow, Friday April 21st, for the official premiere of my first Jay Desmarteaux crime thriller, Bad Boy Boogie, at the Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan at 6:30pm. Crime writer and critic extraordinaire Scott Adlerberg will lead the interrogation, followed by a brief reading and signing. Wine, beer, and snacks will be served.

If you haven’t yet made a pilgrimage to this great mystery bookshop, join us for what is always a great time, surrounded by walls of great books new and old.

And hey, free beer!
If you can’t make it, they will have signed copies for sale after the event, give them a call or order from their website.

The Mysterious Bookshop is located at 58 Warren Street.
a 5 minute mosey from the WTC PATH station or a 2 minute shuffle from the blue ABC line.
Phone: 212-587-1011