Paul D. Marks is the author of the SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING mystery-thriller WHITE HEAT. Publishers Weekly calls WHITE HEAT a "taut crime yarn." And Midwest Book Review says "WHITE HEAT is a riveting read of mystery, much recommended." His story HOWLING AT THE MOON is short listed for both this year's (2015) ANTHONY AWARD and MACAVITY AWARD for Best Short Story. It was published in the November 2014 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and came in #7 in their Reader's Poll Award. And he just sold another story, GHOSTS OF BUNKER HILL, to Ellery Queen (publication date to be announced later). His story FADE OUT will be in an upcoming Akashic's Mondays Are Murder in August. And his latest noir-thriller, VORTEX, will be out in early summer, 2015. He is the co-editor of the anthology COAST TO COAST: MURDER FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA, coming in 2015 from Down and Out Books. Paul is also the author of over thirty published short stories in a variety of genres, including several award winners. Five of his stories can be found in the collection LA LATE @ NIGHT. According to Steven Bingen, author of MGM: HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST BACKLOT, he [Paul] has the distinction, dubious though it might be, of being the last person to have shot a film on the fabled MGM backlot before it bit the dust to make way for condos.
WHITE HEAT CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2012: Rosa St. Claire at Examiner.com just named White Heat one of the best fiction books of 2012, along with Megan Abbott's Dare Me, Blind Night by Michael W. Sherer, Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, etc. (examiner.com/review/best-fiction-books-of-2012-and-new-titles-for-2013)
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY says: WHITE HEAT is a "...taut crime yarn set in 1992 against the turmoil of the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers charged with assaulting motorist Rodney King.... the author ably evokes the chaos that erupted after the Rodney King verdict."
"WHITE HEAT BY AUTHOR PAUL D. MARKS is in a word, 'Intense'. This is a well-written book that's gripping, captivating and brings back memories of a bad time in L.A." - RJ Parker, True Crime Author, "Top Reviewer/Author"
"A gripping tale of prejudice and deceit, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the 1992 L.A. riots. White Heat is all the title promises it to be." - Darrell James, award-winning author of "Nazareth Child"
"The plot was interesting, and full of twists and turns. Duke's investigation felt realistic... The characters' interactions, mannerisms, and dialogue also felt realistic. I fell in love with Duke, Jack, and Rita. I also loved Teddie, even though we never met her alive." - Elizabeth Barone/Elizabeth Barone Reviews
"White Heat written by Paul D. Marks explodes on the page." - Gayle Bartos-Pool
"'White Heat' is a tough, tersely-written book featuring tough, complicated, and not always lovable characters who might push many readers to the very edge of their comfort zone. But it's honest and it's real, and it doesn't pander to its audience by providing pat or phony answers to the many complex issues it raises." - M2
"Written in a staccato, noir style as intense as the 1992 L.A. riots, White Heat is a stunning debut novel by L.A. native Paul Marks. It grabs you with the intensity of the riots and keeps the anxiety and tension pushing full-throttle right up to the bittersweet ending. Heat is a hard-hitting, noir detective thriller, that also deals with tough issues like racism, the diversity of racism, and the human condition. " - Andrew McAleer, best-selling author of The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists and Fatal Deeds
A Los Angeles native, Paul is one of the few people to have pulled a gun on the LAPD and lived to tell about it - see the story on his website: www.PaulDMarks.com
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