Posts Tagged: scott fleetwood
I’m happy to announce the release of the Italian edition of PAYING THE PIPER which will be published as OTTO ANNI PRIMA (which translates as EIGHT YEARS AGO). This is my second book with Italian publisher Newton Compton and I hope this book will do as well as first book with them as I’d like them to publish SAVING GRACE next. If you’d like to work on your Italian, this is what the back jacket says:
Quando il giornalista Scott Fleetwood riceve una chiamata anonima che gli offre un’intervista esclusiva con il pericoloso Pifferaio, il criminale che rapisce i bambini a San Francisco, non può credere alle sue orecchie. È un’occasione per aiutare concretamente le autorità a incastrarlo. Per anni, infatti, il Pifferaio ha terrorizzato le più influenti famiglie della città, costringendo i genitori a pagare un riscatto altissimo pur di riavere i loro figli. Ma gli sforzi di Scott per trasmettere le informazioni all’FBI si rivelano presto controproducenti: l’uomo che sta intervistando non è il vero Pifferaio, e la situazione precipita. Il bambino sequestrato viene ucciso. Per otto lunghi anni Scott ha convissuto con il senso di colpa. La sua leggerezza ha causato la morte di un innocente. Ma l’incubo non è ancora finito. Quando il Pifferaio torna a farsi vivo, non vuole un riscatto. Questa volta la posta in gioco è molto più alta. E in ballo c’è la vita del figlio di Scott.
The book is available in paperback and ebook. You can learn more on the OTTO ANNI PRIMA book page!
Categories: new book
I’ve been on an interview jag of late. It’s practically turning into a junket!! Anyway, here’s a bunch of fun interviews I’ve done of late for your reading pleasure:
I appeared on The Liars Club’s OddCast Podcast recently. I had a hoot with hosts Jon McGoran, Greg Frost, Merry Jones & Keith Strunk. Have a listen as it was a lot of fun. We talked about a bunch of things from SAVING GRACE to my weirder life experience…essentially everything that gets me into the Liar’s Club!
Listen to the show here.
Categories: shelf life
The International Thriller Writers‘ magazine THE BIG THRILL chose to do profile on me and my latest thriller SAVING GRACE. We discuss what influenced the book and what comes next for my characters Scott Fleetwood and Tom Sheils. You can read the article here.
SAVING GRACE has been out a few weeks so I thought I would clue you in on some of the background. The driving force behind the book is how the media can be manipulated by internal and external influencers. Don’t worry the book isn’t a fake news rant but I was inspired by real world events over the last decade. MYSTERY FANFARE asked me to write something for him, so please enjoy The Flexible Truth.
Please leave a comment on the blog. And if you’ve not read the book, maybe it’s time to pick it up…
My frustrated DJ self emerges yet again for a playlist for my new thriller SAVING GRACE. The playlist reflects the various themes and plotlines from the book. If you’ve read the book, these songs will make a lot of sense and if you haven’t, it should give you an inkling as to what to expect. Either way, the songs should result in a shake of the head…or a groan. 🙂
So here’s what’s on the playlist:
“Let her go.” – Passenger
“I’m the man.” – Joe Jackson
“Desperado” – Rhianna
“Sunday Papers” – Joe Jackson
“Protection” – Massive Attack
“Money” – Pink Floyd
“Regret” – New Order
“Running up that hill” – Kate Bush
“There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis” – Kirsty MacColl
The Jaffa Cake Munchkin song
Now just hit play to listen. Enjoy!!
Categories: new book
With the release of my latest SAVING GRACE, Amazon is doing a number of promotions to support the book. You can pick up a bunch of my titles on the cheap so why not take advantage. This is what is on the docket:
PAYING THE PIPER: In the forerunner to SAVING GRACE, The Piper is the infamous child kidnapper. When the Piper selected crime reporter, Scott Fleetwood, to chronicle his latest kidnapping, Scott thought he had the world in his grasp, but he held nothing. Now, eight years later, the Piper’s back, with very specific targets in mind—Scott’s children. He can have them back as long as he can pay the ransom, but it’s a ransom not measured in dollars, but in blood.
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: Zoë and Holli’s Vegas road trip goes wrong when they’re abducted. Zoë escapes leaving Holli behind. A year later and still tortured with guilt, Zoë latches on to a murder that eerily resembles her abduction. Her attempts to find justice for Holli brings her to the attention of the “Tally Man.” For him, she is not a survivor but simply the one that got away.
DECEPTIVE PRACTICES: Do you have a cheating spouse? Has counseling failed? Want to get even? Then hire Infidelity Limited to teach them a lesson. That’s the pitch Olivia Shaw bought into. When her husband is killed, she discovers that Infidelity Limited is far more dangerous than she ever believed. Now the prime suspect in her husband’s slaying, she has only one option—take down Infidelity Limited.
NO SHOW: Englishman Terry Sheffield has just arrived in San Francisco to start his new life with Sarah, the investigative journalist he married after a transatlantic love affair. But Sarah never shows up at the airport… When Terry reports his wife as missing, the police chalk it up to a new bride with cold feet. Then one murdered woman after another turns up, all with something in common: they had exposed scandals just before their deaths…and their names appear on a list that Sarah composed. As a journalist, Sarah’s exposed her share of scandals, and Terry realizes that she’s not missing—she’s on the run. To find her before the killer does, Terry must explore the dark recesses of his new homeland and rely on the help of some new friends. But as his search brings him closer to finding Sarah, Terry realizes she’s very different from the woman he thought he married.
If you’ve not tried any of my books before this might be the place to start. For my long time readers, I hope you’ll continue to support my books and me. Please as always share this post and share often. Thanks for reading.
I’m happy to announce the arrival of my brand new thriller, SAVING GRACE, the follow-up to PAYING THE PIPER. I know Piper is much cherished by readers so I hope people will like Grace as much. The story this time around goes a little this:
Former reporter Scott Fleetwood and his family are still recovering from the aftermath of tangling with the notorious kidnapper, the Piper, when another kidnapper grips the city. The Shepherd announces to the San Francisco Independent that he has snatched a young girl from a vacationing family. Other than money, he has only one other demand—he’ll only talk to Scott. The request brings in Special Agent Tom Sheils and his team to work the case and watch over Scott. The Shepherd promises the girl’s safety as long as Scott follows the rules of his game. Forced to trail the kidnapper’s twisting lead—and haunted by a previous victim he failed to save—Scott is desperate to keep the past from making a brutal comeback.
But just when Scott and Sheils think they’re winning and that it will all be over soon, the Shepherd ups the stakes. Scott begins to realize he’s a pawn in a scheme that runs deeper than greed…and colder than death.
The book is available as a paperback, ebook, audiobook and audio download. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Audible and iTunes. For store links and an excerpt from the book, Just go to the SAVING GRACE book page.
I sincerely hope you’ll pick up the book. And please, please, please post review and tell family, friends and enemies to buy the book. Because if you don’t buy it, I can’t write the next Fleetwood-Sheils installment, DOUBTING THOMAS… 😛 😉 😎