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…
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.
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.
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.
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.)”
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!
Gaithersburg, VA | Sat. May 20, 2017 10am – 6pm ... David Swinson will be speaking at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in May. Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its quaint, park-like setting in the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg.
Los Angeles, CA | Sunday, April 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm ... David Swinson and fellow authors Tim Hallinan and Joe Ide discuss “Crime Fiction: Walking the Line” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus in April. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. Each year, over 150,000 people go to the University of Southern California campus to experience a gathering of writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and musicians like no other. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest festival of its kind in the United States.
Charlottesville, VA | Sat. March 25, 4 pm – 5:30 pm ... Catch the “Crime Wave” program at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA. The panel features Bill Beverly (Dodgers), Steph Post (Lightwood), and David Swinson (The Second Girl) share their captivating crime stories, including jaw-dropping plot twists.
From the Booking Desk |December 1, 2016 ... I feel like a broken record, but every year I say that compiling my Top Reads list gets more and more difficult. 2016 was a stellar year for crime fiction and as such, I had to make some very difficult cuts to my final list. I could easily compile another list of books that just missed being included on this official round-up. See the Top Reads list at Bolo Books.