Ripped from today’s headlines

Ripped from today’s headlines

Book Review
"The inciting incident of TRIGGER, David Swinson’s third novel featuring ex-cop-turned-private investigator Frank Marr, is, as they say on television, “ripped from today’s headlines.” Frank’s ex-partner and best friend, Al Luna, has been involved in a shooting that leaves a young black man dead. Al swears the kid had a gun, but none was found at the scene. Frank leaves no piece of concrete or Dumpster unturned in his search for the truth and to prove the shooting was justified ..."— The Big Thrill
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Pick of the Month

Pick of the Month

Book Review
"David Swinson’s Frank Marr has become one of my favorite private eyes. A functioning drug addict with a lot of dysfunctional relationships, he is just as likely to go looking for a fix before a suspect. In Trigger, reported to be the end of the Frank Marr trilogy, he takes a case that could lead to redemption or send him spiraling to oblivion ..."  — Mystery People
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Celebrate TRIGGER Book Launch in NY

Celebrate TRIGGER Book Launch in NY

Event, Trigger
The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren St, New York, New York | February 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM ... Join David Swinson for the book launch of TRIGGER, the third book in the acclaimed Frank Marr series. Swinson will be joined in conversation with Wallace Stroby, author of SOME DIE NAMELESS.
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Celebrate TRIGGER book launch in Arlington

Celebrate TRIGGER book launch in Arlington

Event, Trigger
One More Page Books & More, 2200 N Westmoreland St, Arlington, Virginia | February 21, 2019 at 7 PM ... Join David Swinson at One More Page Books & More in Arlington, VA for the book launch of TRIGGER, the third book in the acclaimed Frank Marr series.
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Lost Lives; Thrilling Stories

Lost Lives; Thrilling Stories

Event
Virginia Festival of the Book | Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, VA | Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2 pm - 3:30 pm Crime Wave novelists Tim Johnston (The Current), Stephen Mack Jones (Lives Laid Away), Kristen Lepionka (What You Want to See), and David Swinson (Trigger) discuss their newest titles, featuring murder, investigations, and intrigue at the 25th annual Virginia Festival of the Book. “[An] outstanding thriller . . . Johnston imbues each character with believable motives. The nuanced plot delves deep into how a community—and surviving relatives—deal with the aftermath of a death.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Superior . . . August Snow [in Lives Laid Away]  is an uncompromising crusader with a sense of humor reminiscent of Robert Parker’s Spenser. He merits a long literary life.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “That rare…
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Authors speak at Rockville Library event

Authors speak at Rockville Library event

Event
Rockville Memorial Library, Rockville, MD | Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 2 pm ... Meet mystery authors Con Lehane and David Swinson at the Rockville Memorial Library. Lehane is the author of Murder at the 42nd Street Library and Murder in the Manuscript Room. David Swinson is the author of the popular DC crime novel The Second girl and Crime Song. Books will be available for sale and signing after the program.
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Meet the Author Night and Book Fair


Meet the Author Night and Book Fair

Event
The University Club of Washington DC | Wed. Nov. 29, 2017 
5:30pm – 8pm ... Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with David Swinson and over 60 authors at The University Club of Washington DC 28th Annual Meet the Author Night and Book Fair. 
Come and get a jump on your holiday gift-giving and chat up the author as he signs a copy of his book just for you and yours! 

This favorite and always fun Club event is open to all members, guests and the general public.
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Author David Swinson with Tom Power at q studios

Author David Swinson with Tom Power at q studios

Event
Toronto, Ont. | October 17, 2017 ... Listen to Tom Power talk with David Swinson about his latest novel, Crime Song. Swinson also shares details about his fascinating career as a concert promoter and DC cop and how those experiences led to him becoming a crime novelist. Listen to the interview at q studios.
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Hard-Boiled Thrills: 2017’s Best Crime Fiction

Hard-Boiled Thrills: 2017’s Best Crime Fiction

Book Review
The Village Voice names Crime Song as one of the top five best crime and mystery novels of 2017. “Talk about earning your crime-writing bona fides. David Swinson has accumulated some hard-earned mean streets wisdom. A former punk rock promoter, indie film producer, and decorated Washington, D.C., detective for sixteen years before turning to fiction, this year Swinson released the second installment in his Frank Marr series. Crime Song surpassed his debut effort, 2016’s The Second Girl, and firmly established his cokehead investigator Marr as one of the genre’s most damaged yet empathetic characters. The writing feels as authentic and true to the street as The Wire — which for crime writers is about the highest praise there is. (Mulholland Books, 368 pp.)”
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Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Con

Event
Columbia, MD | September 8-10, 2017 ... Plan to see David Swinson in September at the the next Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Con in Columbia, MD. Their purpose is to gather readers and writers of all genre fiction; including mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal etc. Look for more information coming soon!
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