Upcoming Release by Harley Mazuk

Today I’m excited to announce that one of my former students, Harley Mazuk, has his FIRST NOVEL coming out in January from Driven Press! Harley’s stories have been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and elsewhere. He’s been working damn hard at this craft and the book will be a dynamite read. Join me in congratulating him today as the book’s cover is revealed:

White with Fish, Red with Murder

Fans of Harley’s writing will already recognize private dick Frank Swiver from several short stories published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.  In this, his first full-length story, Frank is caught between his two great loves—wine and womenwhile on the clock to solve a case. 

 
San Francisco, 1948.
Frank Swiver is a down and out private eye with a taste for wine and women, not necessarily in that order. Frank readily accepts an unexpected job offer from well-known wine connoisseur General Lloyd F. Thursby to find the murderer of his very good friend, Rusty O’Callaghan. Invited to attend an exclusive wine tasting on Thursby’s private rail car, Frank takes along his secretary-come-lover Vera Peregrino to complete his cover. Thursby entices his guests with the promise of a taste of a rare California wine: the Ravensridge Blackbird Noir.
 

All does not go to plan, though, when General Thursby is murdered before the wine tasting has even begun. Frank is caught up in the allure of his former lover, Cicilia, who also happens to be the dead Rusty O’Callaghan’s widow. Locked into the private carriage until the passengers reach their destination, the guests proceed to pull some corks and theorize who among them could be the killer.

When Vera is arrested for Thursby’s murder, Frank must change his perceptions and find the real killer, or lose both Cici and Vera . . . and maybe even his life.

 
White with Fish, Red with Murder will be available for pre-order soon.
 
Stay tuned!

 

Harley Mazuk was born in Cleveland, the last year the Indians won the world series. After growing up in Shaker Heights, he attended Hiram College and spent his junior year at Elphinstone College, Bombay University. His B.A. is in English lit, and now that he’s gainfully retired from work, he’s a full-time writer. Harley, his wife, and two children live in Maryland. His passions are writing, reading, and he shares his character P.I. Frank Swiver’s love of California wine.
 
Find Harley at: www.harleymazuk.com

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

EXTENDED Q&A from the Mysterious Bookshop, NYC

I’M BACK!… with more from my live event at the Mysterious Bookshop this past May. New York City’s famous Mysterious Bookshop is your home (and mine) for all things crime fiction, and a regular stop on any crime novelist’s book tour.  We had a great time that night that included a wonderful discussion about the writing process and craft, as well as how I created my newest characters: Clara Donner and Danny Hendricks. If you already have your copy of EVERYONE PAYS you know whom I’m talking about, if not go get your copy today!

Presented here is the whole video in full.

You can also DOWNLOAD or STREAM the audio below. Have fun!


#Mysterious Bookshop.  #Everyone Pays.  #Join the Nation.  #ShoutEngineDotCom.

Gumshoes to Gum Soles

What do the first American Private Eyes have in common with classic Jordan “retro” sneakers?

Mail Attachment.jpegI’m glad you asked, because that’s where I start in my newest essay featured in this month’s edition of Crimespree Magazine. Entitled “From Gunshoes to Gum Soles and Dicks to Kicks”, it’s now available for your inquisitive mind over at: CrimespreeMagDotCom. Read it today, online or wait for the Crimespree Magazine dead-tree edition, to be available in stores near you real soon.

I’ll tell you a secret: you should check out those folks over at Crimespree Magazine. They’re the best at covering my understanding of the World of Crime Fiction. It’s my crime fiction and they’ve got it covered.

Back to my news! In my essay, “From Gumshoes to Gum Soles and Dicks to Kicks”, I get into my own interest in Jordans. How my interest came about and just how many I currently own. What role they play in my writing process? How new protagonist Clara Donner wears her Jordans out on the courts of San Francisco when she plays pickup.

I hope you’ll give it a look over at Crimespree Magazine. Tell ’em YOUR BOY sent you!

INSIDER’S EXTRA:

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The 1995 Classic Jordan XI, the shoe Michael Jordan wore during his BEST NBA SEASON (and my personal pick for best all-time sneaker) goes on sale tomorrow! “Hallelujah!” says this Revivalist… who’s very much interested in purchasing his own pair of the new Navy with GUM SOLES! But good luck buying yourself a pair. These Jordans are a limited release and only a handful of pairs will be sold off to drawing winners!

SEE HERE: Visit SneakerNewsDotCom for more pics of the desirable “NavyGum“.

#CrimeSpree Magazine.  #SneakerNewsDotCom.  #Everyone Pays.  #Jordans.  #NikeDotCom.  #SethHarwood-Amazon.

New Release: Everyone Pays

EveryonePaysPlaceGraphic_v042516rBoom!

It’s a big day here: my newest novel EVERYONE PAYS is live!
It dropped!   It’s available!!   It’s finally here!!!
SO GO GRAB IT UP and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

What’s most cool of all about this book-drop?  Maybe it’s that I went to the Hawaiian Islands last week to read from my killer new novel EVERYONE PAYS over at the University of Hawaii!

Did I bring something back for you?  Of course I did!  I would never forget my loyal readers (and listeners) so I brought back the recording of my reading!  You know what that means: I’M BACK IN YOUR EARS!  A few dulcetly-toned chapters from my newest novel EVERYONE PAYS, read by Your Boy in person!

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The Hawaiian-Leg of the Book Tour

Stream a preview of EVERYONE PAYS  or download an MP3 of the Hawaiian-Leg Preview. Either way, you get a few enticing chapters to kick off this equally-exciting release.  Enjoy!

If you’ve poked around my newly rebooted site you might just have noticed a new page: Join The Nation.  Here you can sign-up to get the latest and greatest updates – directly from me (and I don’t sell my list)!  You’re always welcome to visit SethHarwoodDotCom, but if you want the real skinny, this is the spot.

Join The Nation to learn about upcoming Release Events (like the Hawaiian Preview Reading), new projects, author appearances and much, much more. And since it’s from me, it’s also guaranteed not to flood your inbox! So go hit it!

SIGN UP HERE if you haven’t already… IT’S YOUR BOY AFTER ALL!

NYC EVENT—Mysterious Bookshop!

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…is graciously hosting my NYC event for EVERYONE PAYS on Friday May 6, 2016 at 6:30PM.  They’re at 58 Warren Street in TriBeCa.

If you can make it out, I’d love to see you!  If not, you can order your signed paperback copy here from the Mysterious Bookshop.  Tell ’em YOUR BOY sent you!

Check out Mysterious Bookshop Events Page for more info and other great author appearances coming soon, including my pals Rob Hart, Reed Farel Coleman, Hilary Davidson and others for Unloaded on May 4, 2016!

#Ye Olde Mysterious Bookshop.  #Bookshop Events.  #Everyone Pays Event Details.

Hawaii tomorrow – one week to launch!

I’m here in Honolulu at the University of Hawaii – Manoa for a reading and visiting writer series all week. If you’re here, come out to the event tomorrow at 3:00. We’ll have pre-release copies of EVERYONE PAYS for sale and to sign!

Get you out (if you’re an islander, of course).

In other news, for those who aren’t on the island, you’re now just one short week away from the official launch of Everyone Pays on April 26th! Get your pre-orders in now and (spoiler alert) you can order your signed copies here from the Mysterious Bookshop!12976762_478743708989346_1596787460878936191_o

EVERYONE PAYS in 15 seconds!

We’re now just One Month from publication!

I’m pumped up for this and hope you are too!  You can visit the book page for EVERYONE PAYS here to pre-order, Facebook-like, or share with friends! Hoo-rah.

This fall the nice folks at Thomas & Mercer sat me down in front of a camera to create this video describing EVERYONE PAYS in just a few heartbeats.  I hope you like it.  Sure was fun (and hard) to do.  Watch for the smokey emissions coming from my backside as I talk.  I swear those weren’t supposed to be visible.

Stay tuned: There’s a second video coming up where I compare EVERYONE PAYS to one of your favorite TV shows… bet you can’t guess which.

#Everyone Pays.