Though I call myself a crime writer, I think I need to clear up exactly what I write. It can be a bit confusing. I’ve written two serious non-fiction true-crime books, THE ICEMAN and THE SEEKERS. I’ve also written about 50 true-crime articles for Court TV’s Crime Library, which is now part of TruTV.
My crime fiction, on the other hand, is known for its dark humor. Think Elmore Leonard, Donald Westlake, Joseph Wambaugh, Carl Hiaasen. I’m not exactly like those guys, but I do play in their ballpark. My “Bad” series (BAD GUYS, BAD BLOOD, BAD LUCK, BAD BUSINESS, BAD MOON, and BAD APPLE) features FBI Special Agents Cuthbert Gibbons and Mike Tozzi and is a bit darker than the Loretta Kovacs series (DEVIL’S FOOD, DOUBLE ESPRESSO, and HOT FUDGE).
My latest novel, BLEEDERS, bridges the gap between my serious crime reporting and my fiction. It’s a serial-killer thriller based on solid research and forgoes my usual wiseguy humor.
I just thought I’d clear that up for you.