On the Closure of LA's The Mystery Bookstore

I can’t think of another place that is as much a part of my LA experience as The Mystery Bookstore. When I first moved down here in 1997 as a 24-year old, I went to my first book signing at the old location (Bill Eidson and Sparkle Hayter at dueling podiums). The next year, I… Read more »

VA Beach, SEALs, Cheerleaders, and Book Gigs

I’m in Virginia beach, appearing at Symphony Fundraiser along with noted authors Mary Jane Clark and Jonna Doolittle Hoppes. I’ll be discussing research, writing, and Trust No One. VA Beach is a delightful place – check the view from my hotel room: . I’m very pleased to be here, given that VA Beach sports the… Read more »

"The Awakening" – Exclusive Short Story

I wrote an exclusive short story for based on Nick Horrigan, my protagonist in Trust No One. The book opens with Nick getting dragged out of bed in the middle of the night by a SWAT team and led downstairs to a waiting Black Hawk. He is told by the agent-in-charge that a terrorist… Read more »

My Trust No One interview with Robert Crais

Finally posted to YouTube – a really fun talk with Crais about pacing, characters, plotting, and inspiration. This is one of my favorite interviews I’ve ever done.