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Marlene Ciampi and Daughter Lucy of the Butch Karp series have a typical mother and daughter relationship,

Marlene Ciampi’s Relationship with Daughter Lucy

I enjoy writing about the relationship between Marlene and their daughter, Lucy. And, it’s been great writing about it from the time Lucy was born until she becomes a young woman. Okay, the daughter, Lucy, is different than other kids.  She’s a genius and having that sort of child is never going to be easy […]

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THriller writer, Robt. tanenbaum and others, talk about how to write a thriller

Do you Want to Write a Thriller?

  Listen to a few of the masters, first off, Robert K. Tanenbaum, talk about how to write a thriller. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO. What makes a thriller so compelling? It’s all about detail and the narrative arc, according to the writers who know best. Watch some of the masters of the thriller genre—Robert […]

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The 25th Butch Karp and Marle Ciampi series find them fighting dockworkers and organized crime.

The Karps Meet Crime Head-on in the Spellbinding Book, TRAGIC

TRAGIC  will take readers for a gripping ride this summer alongside famed New York District Attorney Butch Karp.  Prizefighter tough.  Street-hustler smart.  Pit-bull vicious.  Longshoreman’s union leader Charlie Vitteli is like a cold-blooded villain straight out of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Busting heads on the docks of New York as a brash union organizer, taking no prisoners […]

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IN the book ECHOES OF MY SOUL Mel Galss had the mind of a man that was as sharp as Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes and Mel Glass

Sherlock Holmes used to say if you have looked at everything, and you can’t figure out what you’re missing, look again at the obvious.  That’s not an exact quote…but it’s right along those lines.  My mentor, Mel Glass, had an incisive and penetrating mind that would have rivaled that of Sherlock Holmes. From the book, […]

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Latest in the Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi mystery series.

TRAGIC: The Latest Butch and Marlene Book

I’m happy to announce that the latest book in the Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series, TRAGIC, will be released August 13th.  Actually, I am beyond happy.  I am thrilled.  Each book is a new ride populated with a different cast of characters. “In TRAGIC, District Attorney Butch Karp goes up against a ruthless union leader with […]

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