You’ll notice over in the News section that Mrs. White — an Edgar-winning pseudonymous thriller I wrote with my brother Laurence — is headed for e-book re-publication at MysteriousPress.com. I hope some of you will check out the site, where some of my old, pseudonymous and out-of-print books are being made available again in E-Book form along with those of some very distinguished others.
If you’re a fan of my thrillers for adults, I think I can say without blushing that the old ones are worth checking out. For instance, The Rain — also an Edgar winner — holds up well as an old-fashioned detective story, and also gives some hint of where the protagonist and newspaper setting of True Crime came from. I consider it the best of the four-book John Wells series I wrote as Keith Peterson, although it was another in the series, Rough Justice, that sold to the movies. It was meant to become a Sally Field vehicle but it never made it to the screen.
A book that may make it to the screen yet is Animal Hour. I hope to have more news on that soon, but in the meantime the novel is also available at MysteriousPress.com. I admit it’s a novel I would’ve written much differently today (my screenplay incorporates those changes) but I think it’s got some very original stuff in it and it’s worth looking at.