Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pre-Ordering Books? Oh, How I Love Them Internetses

More websites are offering ICE COLD KILL for those folks who don’t want to wait in line! This is freaking exciting!ICE COLD KILL

Powell’s has it updated:

as does Books-a-Million:

And Indiebound:

Thank you, booksellers! Got nothing but love.

What Kind of Boy Do You Think I Am?

The delightful Ann Rupe of Michigan writes: “Several other readers and myself buy, read and discuss your books and we will continue to so. We look forward to more many more books in the future but please do us a favor. Stop killing off the good guys! You introduce us to characters we love and then turn around and kill them.”

Self-portrait of Dana, plotting his next story.

Self-portrait of Dana, plotting his next story.

OK: Let’s be fair. I commit, um, “protagocide,” sure, but not indiscriminately. I mean, it’s not like I’m out of control or anything. I can stop any time I want.

So go ahead. Read ICE COLD KILL and relax. I’m not likely to introduce characters, get you to care about them, and then just kill them.


You can trust me. I’m a mystery writer.


Cover Me!


9781250009630_p0_v1_s600So happy to see the official cover of ICE COLD KILL, at left, becoming available when you pre-order my new book — which, not for nothin’, but we’re now within 60 days of the release! has the pre-order, with the official cover, here.

Barnes & Noble still has the working cover. Which I love, by the way. Having to choose between these two covers was a wonderful dilemma. It was Great vs. Really Great.

Powell’s Books also has the working cover. Again, love this design.They’re so different.

But very, very happy with the outcome. The official cover rocks!

Edgars: The Paperback Competition

The Mystery Writers of America announce the nominees for the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards.

In the category of Best Paperback Original Novel, the nominees are:

UnknownCOMPLICATIONS by Isaac Adamson (Soft Skull Press)

WHIPLASH RIVER by Lou Berney (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow Paperbacks)

BLOODLAND by Alan Glynn (Picador)

BLESSED ARE THE DEAD by Malla Nunn (Simon & Schuster – Atria Books – Emily Bestler Books)

THE LAST POLICEMAN by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

More Edgar Award Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America announce the nominees for the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards.

UnknownIn the category of Best First Novel, the nominees are:

THE MAP OF LOST MEMORIES by Kim Fay (Random House Publishing – Ballantine)

DON’T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur Books – Thomas Dunne Books)

MR. CHURCHILL’S SECRETARY by Susan Elia MacNeal (Random House Publishing – Bantam Books)

THE EXPATS by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers)

THE 500 by Matthew Quirk (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company – Reagan Arthur)

BLACK FRIDAYS by Michael Sears (Penguin Group USA – G.P. Putnam’s Sons)


Full disclosure: I’m a Minotaur writer. So: Woo Hoo Daniel Friedman!

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