Why the Tanenbaum Family Moved to California

I’d left the DA’s office and was working for a legal firm, a good one. One night I came home from work.  I’d walked 1 1/2 miles from the train station to our house.  I was covered with snow, and I’d forgotten my house key. I knocked on the door. My wife looks at me and […]

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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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New Baby on its Way

The New Baby is on it’s way into the world, and the Tanenbaum family couldn’t be happier! Click here for the video.

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Who Liked the Book TRAGIC and Why

So, first I tell you who liked the book TRAGIC, and why. Next time around?  Exactly what TRAGIC is about so you can decide if it will be a good read for you.  I hope so!  Writing it was a terrific experience. Here’s some advanced praise for TRAGIC, other otherwise known as reviews!: “A meaty […]

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The 25th book in the Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series of Legal Thrillers

Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Tanenbaum’s Book TRAGIC

TRAGIC could easily fit on the framework of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth.  It’s the timeless story of how the wheels of destiny start moving when greed meets unbridled ambition. We are attracted to this story because it is at once a lesson, a moral, and something so familiar that it rings true and terrible to our […]

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Marlene Ciampi talks about her feelings about Butch Karp

What Marlene Ciampi Thinks about Butch Karp

Sometimes writers interview their characters, and sometimes they learn about them as they go along. Sometimes characters arrive full-blown, taken from the writer’s own life, and sometimes they are little clips from the lives of other people. Readers of the Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series like Marlene very much, especially women readers. I love Marlene myself. I thought you’d like […]

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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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Having played sports makes a good legal team

Sports and the Law

Someone recently asked me why Butch only hires competitive athletes as prosecutors. I kind of got my back up, and said, “Butch doesn’t ONLY hire athletes.” Then I thought, “Well, he hires a lot of them.” First of all, competitive athletes learn to take knocks.  As a matter of fact, when you knock them down, […]

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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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