on Friday.' So testifies Charles Mistinguett. a shady
financial consultant, hotelier on the Cote d'Azur, and
semiretired crook. . . . Charles is everybody's fall guy,
but he's not quite ready to fall--and definitely not ready
to see his mistress, daughter and son fall with him.
"This slick thriller combines the noirish cool of French
cinema (think Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samourai) with
an almost jaunty, witty charm (Cary Grant in To Catch
a Thief and Charade). Stylishly written and cleverly
plotted crime fiction."
The President's dirty little secret
is worth your life.
After eighteen months in a federal prison,
Hayes Rutherford figures he's done with the
Washington crowd. He took the fall on a
Pentagon billing scandal like a good soldier
--silent and alone.
Now he's working at his daughter's detective
firm in Hollywood, where the toughest job may be
keeping the talent's nose out of the candy.
But when rumors ping the White House that someone
is shopping an ugly movie script about the war-hero
President, Hayes looks like suspect number one.
And the D.C. boys are more than ready to cancel
Hayes's act for good. Because there are some
stories that White House spin doctors can't
fix. Especially if they're true.
Mystery Writers of America Edgar Nominee
Best Short Story (2011): "Marley's Revolution"
Publishers Weekly Review
"A mix of old-line Commies, red-diaper babies,
and more recent Russian emigres . . . engaging."
"Tamar Gillespie, a young artist with a disabled
husband, lives in a rural Connecticut village . . .
and paints dog portraits for a living. The village
population includes Ultra-Orthodox Jews as well
as old Communists and red-diaper babies who
consider Prague Spring a betrayal. When the
community board offers a run-down house to a
family of Jewish refugees from the new Russia, old
political feuds reappear. . . . Historical-mystery
readers who enjoy political debates will find much
to appreciate here."
Publishers Weekly Review
"Fans of hard-edged spy novels will hope that this outing for disgraced Wall Street banker Patrick McCarry is but the first of many from Ross (Long Pig). When McCarry’s firm makes him the scapegoat after a hedge fund disaster, he manages to find a new position in London. . . . Assigned to handle Chester Holt, an American looking to open a factory making engines in Hungary, McCarry learns on arriving in Budapest that his new client is actually in the arms business. Members of the American intelligence community fear Holt may be pouring fuel on the continually combustible Balkans. . . . The job turns dangerous, with twists straight out of a John le Carré novel. The narrator’s sardonic wit ('The skyway began to fill up with other nightcap drinkers, no more than half of them well-dressed prostitutes”) helps keep the tone from getting too gloomy, despite the story’s basic darkness." Available February 2012
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Superior science thriller. . . . Boland's taut atmospherics are top-notch, and the evolutionary themes he explores are easily accessible to nonscientists."
Mystery Scene Review:
"A riveting scientific suspense novel on the order of the popular Preston and Child thrillers. . . . Boland makes complicated theories about DNA and genetically linked illnesses easily understood. And in contrast to many science-heavy suspense novelists, Boland also has the ability to create three-dimensional characters. [The hero's] love life is a mess; . . . and even brutish Luther turns out to be much, much more than your average killer. . . . Hominid never fails to make for exciting reading." (Betty Webb)
THE LAST CRIMES OF CHARLES MISTINGUETT (May 2013) *
THE MAN WHO KNEW BRECHT (May 2012)
DEATH IN BUDAPEST (February 2012) *
HOMINID (October 2011)
LONG PIG (February 2011) * LAST ISLAND SOUTH (a Key West mystery) OUT OF HER DEPTH(a Key West mystery) 30 YEARS IN THE PULPS (24 stories from Hitchcock's & Ellery Queen's)
"Killing Morris Gimple" (Hitchcock's - coming)
"The Gypsy Ring" (Hitchcock's - coming) *
"Last Night in Cannes" (Hitchcock's - coming) *
"The Freezer" (Hitchcock's - July/August 2013) *
"Marley's Winter"(Hitchcock's - November 2012) "Marley's Rescue"(Hitchcock's - July/August 2012)
"Family Place" (Ellery Queen's - March 2012) "Bears in Mind" (Hitchcock's - January/February 2012) * "Swimming in Fog"(Hitchcock's - October 2011) "Marley's Revolution"(Hitchcock's - June 2011) Edgar Nominee Best Short Story 2011
"Marley's Havana"(Hitchcock's - March 2011)
"Out of Her Depth"(Hitchcock's December 2009) "200 Big Ones"(Hitchcock's March 2009)
"Last Island South"(Ellery Queen's Sept/Oct 2008) Shamus Nominee Best Short Story 2009
International Thriller Writers Finalist 2009
"Sargasso Sea"(Hitchcock's September 2008) Best Horror 2008 Honorable Mention