Riccardino: A novel way to end a series

I have been an avid fan of Andrea Camilleri’s Montalbano series since the first novel was translated into English by Stephen Sartarelli. Montalbano’s impudence in the face of self-serving bureaucrats has always been entertaining. Most plots were intricate and well resolved. The descriptions of Sicilian seafood specialties often sent me to my cookbooks in fruitless…… Continue reading Riccardino: A novel way to end a series

Almost finished

I’m close to completing the final draft of my next novel. I’m just weeding out a few echoes. For those who don’t understand what that means, I’m weeding out echoes to remove any echoes.

I missed it

I had hoped to complete the second draft of my next novel by the end of the year, but I fell 5,000 words—seven scenes in two chapters—short. Tomorrow should do it.

Great reviews for “Novak’s Mission”

“Engaging,” “Masterful, with crisp, direct prose, which is both instructive and propulsive,” “tight, well written,” and “in the best tradition of the great cop procedurals, full of twists and turns.” These are just a few of the reviews my third novel, “Noval’s Mission,” has received on Amazon. And on Goodreads, “I couldn’t guess the outcome.…… Continue reading Great reviews for “Novak’s Mission”