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Monica’s Sister now in print

Monica’s Sister, the 13th installment of the Thomas Black mystery series, is now available in a trade paperback edition. Right now this is the only place you can get it. Monica’s Sister in trade paperpack. In a week or so it will be available at Amazon and later in other Read more →


My son recently received a free copy of Monica’s Sister and facetiously reviewed it aloud  as he was leaving our house. “Four stars. I haven’t read this book yet, but it’s probably pretty good  since it was written by my father. I would have given it five stars but it Read more →

Monica’s Sister is online

Monica’s Sister is out now in e-book format. This is the 13th Thomas Black and the first novel Earl Emerson has published since 2009. You can it find here for Kindle readers. And here for Nook readers. And here on Kobo. Note to readers: If you enjoy this mystery please consider Read more →

Interview with the Author June 2013–New Book Coming Soon

It’s been a while since you’ve had a new book come out. There are multiple comments here asking about another Thomas Black as well as another Mac Fontana. What’s up? As we speak I have a Thomas Black with a copy editor, which is the penultimate step in publishing it. Read more →

Deception Pass

Our latest backlist e-book addition to the award winning Thomas Black private eye series. Cover by Cinelli. Amazon Barnes and Noble Booklist  said: “Witty dialogue, intricate plotting . . . Emerson has crafted another gem, dazzling in its many-faceted brilliance yet satisfyingly complete.” Overview As a rebellious teen, Lainie Smith Read more →

Black Hearts and Slow Dancing

Now on sale for a limited time only at $2.99 for the e-book. The Kindle version can be purchased here. The Nook version at Barnes and Noble can be purchased here.

Another backlist title offered: my favorite Thomas Black

  Here is my favorite Thomas Black. Number 9 in the series, it’s the book wherein Snake is really introduced, though he shows up in at least one earlier work. He is the client; Thomas is the investigator. Kathy is the defense attorney. You can find it for only $4.99 Read more →

The Vanishing Smile reappears

The Vanishing Smile is now on sale for only $.99 till the end of May. Now you can get all three of the books in the Birchfield trilogy for just $.99 each, but only for another week. The Vanishing Smile for Kindle at Amazon can be purchased here. On Nook Read more →

New pricing

Currently Yellow Dog Party and The Portland Laugher, the first two books in the Birchfield trilogy, are for sale on Kindle and Nook for $.99. You may have to wait a few hours for the new Nook pricing. Yellow Dog Party: buy here on Kindle, or here on Nook.   Read more →

Thomas Jefferson: the art of power

Sunday’s Seattle Times ran an article about showrooming, a practice wherein the shopper goes to a local bookstore, browses the merchandise, makes a selection and then walks out of the store and purchases it online, thereby both using and abusing the bookstore. This practice is hurting bookstores and is going Read more →