I'm very pleased with the Lansing State Journal REVIEW
of Double Tap
written by Ray Walsh, who has been reviewing crime novels and Michigan books regularly since 1987.
The first Noir at the Bar of 2016
, held at the Wallace Gastropub on June 2nd, was a smashing success. Kudos to all the wonderful authors I had the privilege of sharing the stage with.
Check out the VIDEO
of me reading a short excerpt from Double Tap
And what a long, strange journey it has been.
Since their first caper Hair Trigger
appeared, readers have been asking, begging — even offering to bear my children — if I would just bring these two lovable psychopaths back for another adventure.
This time, Detroit isn’t cruel enough to contain them. Double Tap
takes Rip and Wilma all over the map — from the Swiss Alps to a maximum security prison, and from the deep woods of Michigan to the lip of Niagara Falls. Finally, they end up in Charleston, South Carolina, in the center of a massive hurricane.
Believe it or not, the villains along the way are even more vile and colorful — sadistic prison guards, Mafia kingpins, inept biker gangs, and especially a billionaire former reality show host who has his sights set on the whole world. Sound like anyone we know?
I’m pleased to see that advance orders have been great. But if you’re one of those people who like to tempt fate, or Rip and Wilma’s wrath, and have not ordered your copy yet, you can get Double Tap
through one of the following links: eBook from Amazon Canada
, Amazon U.S.
, Indigo (Kobo Canada)
, Kobo (U.S.)
, and Trade Paperback from Amazon
Double Tap Hits Bookstores on May 17
Get ready for more Motor City mayhem as Detroit’s most outrageous contract killers return for another nasty and hilarious caper. Double Tap
takes Rip and Wilma from Motown to the Swiss Alps, and from a maximum security prison into the eye of a raging hurricane. Along the way they have to dodge badass bikers, crooked cops, killer lumberjacks, satanic cults, and horny rhinos.
The eBook version of Double Tap
is available for pre-order now at Amazon Canada
, Amazon U.S.
, Indigo (Kobo Canada)
, and Kobo (U.S.)
. Buy your copy today and it will automatically be shipped on May 17th. The print version of Double Tap
will also be available on May 17th at Amazon.ca, and can be purchased now through Amazon.com
, the newest Rip and Wilma caper, will be released on May 17th and I’m very excited to offer you a first look at the cover art. Lesley Stodart, designer extraordinaire, has outdone herself again and managed to capture the spirit of the book.
And if this isn’t enough … I'm pleased to present the teaser trailer
for Double Tap
I'll be at the Burlington Public Library – Central Branch, Centennial Hall, 2331 New Street
– next Tuesday, April 26th, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm, for a reading and panel discussion on HUMOUR IN WRITING with Melodie Campbell, Viga Boland, and Steve Shrott.
I look forward to seeing you there!
I had a great time at the Hamilton Library last fall doing a panel with fellow writers Melodie Campbell and Viga Boland. Afterward, we all agreed we’d love to do it again. This time, joined by author Steve Shrott, we’ll be at the Burlington Public Library – Central Branch, Centennial Hall, 2331 New Street, on Tuesday, April 26th, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm, for a very special evening of HUMOUR IN WRITING.
I’ll be reading from my latest book, Double Tap, and signing copies of my other three books — Dark Sunset, Bloody Sunset, and Hair Trigger.
Since there are no Canadian teams in the hockey playoffs this year (sigh), there is no excuse not to show up, so come join us for an evening of laughs.
I look forward to seeing you there.
It's been a while, but I am finally back — and I hope you are as well.
The big news is that my first book in almost two years is due to come out in May. DOUBLE TAP is the sequel to the popular HAIR TRIGGER, which introduced those lovable characters RIP and WILMA. I could spend an hour describing all the craziness in this novel, but instead will quote from the back cover.
Rip & Wilma are back in action!
Get ready for more Motor City mayhem as Detroit’s most outrageous contract killers return for another nasty and hilarious caper.
When Rip and Wilma are hired to find the killer of a well-known state senator, the job should be easy – especially since they’re the ones who killed him in the first place! But with every step they take, the pursuit becomes hopelessly more complicated until they find themselves embroiled with a shadowy organization that just might be the most dangerous adversary they’ve ever faced.
Double Tap takes Rip and Wilma from Motown to the Swiss Alps, and from a maximum security prison into the eye of a raging hurricane. Along the way they have to dodge bad ass bikers, crooked cops, killer lumberjacks, satanic cults, and horny rhinos.
Writing a sequel to a book like Hair Trigger was a real challenge. When I wrote it, I only intended the book to be a one-off. Readers, however, loved the characters, especially Wilma, so I took on the task with one provision – this book would be even WILDER than the first.
After two years of intensive work, the result is fantastic! I know you're going to love it and will let you know as soon as it's available for pre-sale.
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