Skin Kadash

Lost Dog at Audible

Lost Dog at Audible

Lost Dog is now available at Audible, narrated by the inestimable Fred Berman. Fred also narrated Day One and County Line. Audible will be adding Chasing Smoke soon. I’m in the final stages of our move, but when I get settled I will have more effusive things to say about Fred and his fabulous voice for Skin Kadash. Until then, I urge you to visit Fred’s website and check out his...

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Free Read: Coffee, Black

Free Read: Coffee, Black

In celebration of Akashic’s Ellery Queen Award, I’ve made my contribution to Portland Noir available at no charge. In “Coffee, Black,” Skin Kadash investigates vandalism at a Portland coffee shop with the help of Ruby Jane, and finds more than he bargained for. The ZIP file includes the story in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats. I hope you enjoy it. I also encourage you to pick up all of...

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Akashic Books: Ellery Queen Award Winner

Akashic Books: Ellery Queen Award Winner

On May 2nd, the Mystery Writers of America will hold the annual Edgar Awards banquet. Though we’ll have to wait for the banquet to learn the winners in the individual categories, some of the special Edgar Awards have already been announced. One of these is the Ellery Queen Award winner, Johnny Temple and Akashic Books, honored for the renowned City Noir Series. Over the years, the City...

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The Missus, a Skin Kadash short story

The Missus, a Skin Kadash short story

“The Missus,” a Skin Kadash short story, is available for Nook and Kindle, only 99¢. A brotherhood of cops, a boy accused of murder, and the detective who broke ranks to sort it all out. “The Missus” takes place shortly after the events of Chasing Smoke, when Skin returns to work as a homicide detective after his long and eventful medical leave. He expects to spend a quiet time reviewing cold...

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Oops

Oops

I’m working on a Skin short story at the moment, one which has been on my mind for years. I’ve mentioned the story once or twice in my travels, describing it as Skin’s origin story. The events take place Labor Day weekend 1971, when Skin is 18 years old. Obviously he’s not a homicide detective at this point. He’s not even a cop. Over the course of four novels, I’ve mentioned a bit of Skin’s...

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How Do You Say That?

How Do You Say That?

Not long ago I got some good news. Both County Line and Day Out will soon be available as audiobooks. I don’t yet know the release dates, so I haven’t said anything, but I have learned the recording for County Line will begin in a few weeks. Earlier today, the narrator emailed with very kind words for County Line, and also to ask about the correct pronunciations of a few proper names. First on...

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Revisions are when you get to get to move the darts
onto the bullseye while no one is looking.