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My Q&A on Mystery at the Annapolis Film Festival

In a most unexpected last-minute development, Iโ€™ve been invited to do a Q&A session at the Annapolis Film Festival with the distinguished film critic Joe Neumaier. Color me surprised and delighted! ๐Ÿ™‚ Our discussion will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018,... read more

Read About Clayton Graham’s Tantalizing Tales

SILENTLY IN THE NIGHT A collection of tantalizing tales with more twists than braided hair: Here you will find mystery, murder and mayhem โ€“ plus a moment of romance. All the stories will make you stop and think, even question your role in the world and the universe.... read more

My First Mystery Novel Has Been Re-Released!

In lieu of a guest post, I’d like to officially announce the reissuance of my first mystery novel, IDENTITY CRISIS, that book that made the New York Times bestseller list a few eons ago. For the next Crime Cafe podcast, I’ll do a reading from Chapter 7 of... read more

Hardboiled Mystery is My Business

The featured image came from this cleverly-written blog post! While doing my interview with Rick Helms during the latest Crime Cafe podcast, the subject of Raymond Chandler came up. Chandler has been, and will continue to be, one of the authors who have most inspired... read more

Why the Sam McRae Doesn’t Do Courtroom Scenes

One of the things people should know about the Sam McRae mysteries is that theyโ€™re not courtroom thrillers. In fact, when writing these books, I try to avoid courtroom scenes entirely. Part of the reason for this is that Iโ€™ve never wanted to write courtroom dramas. My... read more

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