day of the dead ed mcginnis

Day of the Dead

Wes Hunter has confronted mortality in its various forms. Blaming himself for the death of his brother and mourning his father, killed in an…

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the dream garden crime novel ed mcginnis

THE DREAM GARDEN, AND A JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE MIND

There is one question that writers hear so often that it’s become cliché: ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ We steal them, actually; from…

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The Dream Garden

The Dream Garden

Michael ‘Mick’ Finn has been obsessed with the Dream Garden, an enormous, intricate colored glass mosaic, since being introduced to the artwork as a…

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UNSOLICITED WRITING ADVICE & THE ILLUMINATED SUBJECT

If I were to offer novel-writing advice—which I very rarely do—some of that advice would be fairly conventional, or commonsensical: read. A lot. After…

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The Forever Family

When Matthew Quinn, America’s most controversial cop, loses his job, his house and his savings and survives—barely—two trials, a civil suit and an assassination…

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THE FOREVER FAMILY AND THE GENESIS OF A TITLE

THE FOREVER FAMILY AND THE GENESIS OF A TITLE

Quite a few people have asked me about the title of my novel “The Forever Family”, about its origin and meaning. While there is…

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NIGHT TRAIN EXPRESS – CHAPTER ONE

Please enjoy a sample of my new novel NIGHT TRAIN EXPRESS You can find a complete copy on Amazon here ONE Late on a…

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THE TWO CHRISTMAS EVE BABIES

THE TWO CHRISTMAS EVE BABIES

It was Christmas Eve—early afternoon, at least, on the day before Christmas. Morton Memorial Hospital was busy, but the staff was in a collectively…

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THE LUCK OF THE DRAW, AND THE NIGHT TRAIN EXPRESS

THE LUCK OF THE DRAW, AND THE NIGHT TRAIN EXPRESS

Recently a photograph slipped from the dusty dust jacket of a book that I hadn’t opened in years. It was a sepia-toned shot of…

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PERSEVERANCE, PERSISTENCE AND THE PWP 3850

PERSEVERANCE, PERSISTENCE AND THE PWP 3850

It’s always nice to rediscover an old friend, human or otherwise. One of my best non-human friends back in the largely forgettable decade of…

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