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Tales From the Tour: Old Girl Friends, Movie Moguls, Sad Stories, and a Blind Raccoon

 If I’ve learned anything the past couple of months it is this: Do not do a book signing with a blind raccoon. Trouper is the raccoon in question. Kyle Miller has written a children’s book devoted to Trouper’s adventures. She

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Standing In Airports, Holding A Book, Listening To Stories

This week a reader of The Sanibel Sunset Detective novels e-mailed me several questions, ending with this one: “Why does a man with ten published books to his credit spend his time hawking a handful of them in an airport?”

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Sanibel, My Sanibel

Coming across the causeway that links Sanibel Island to the Florida mainland, you can see the wakes thrown off by distant pleasure craft in San Carlos Bay like great white rooster tails in the bright morning sunlight. The sunlight turns the causeway into

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The Florida Book Tour

Next week I’m back in Florida promoting my new novel, The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns. This is the second in a series of action-packed mystery thrillers set against the backdrop of one of North America’s last, unspoiled paradises. It features

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The Private Detective Inside Me

In the late 1970s, working as a journalist for a New York syndicate I went down to Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina, to interview the legendary mystery writer, Mickey Spillane. Beginning in 1947, Spillane wrote a series of hard-boiled novels starring

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