earlemerson.com Mysteries, thrillers, home of PI Thomas Black

Website work

I’m still cleaning up some problems created by installing a new version of WordPress. I thought my site got hacked, but an alert reader told me it probably happened when I was installing a new version of WP. I think he was right. I’ve got most of it fixed but Read more →

I recently received this: need a book….PLLEEEASE!! I came to Seattle three years ago, your books were a welcome introduction to areas of Seattle to which I had become familiar. I greedily read every book I could find at Central Library, and requested any other EE book available through the Read more →

It’s That Time of Year

What I’ve been doing with my summer

This picture was taken on our trip down from Sunrise on Mount Rainier this summer. Wearing the helmet is my longtime friend and state hillclimb champion, Garth Ferber. We rode in the mountains for about four hours, got 7500′ of climbing. And no, I couldn’t keep up with the hillclimb Read more →

Current Work

Dear Earl, How is your work on Order 17 coming along? Yours Edd Dear Edd, I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now. Order 17, the book I worked on for nearly two years, has been temporarily shelved. Some writers might use that term for a book Read more →

The kind of letters I like to receive

This is exactly the sort of letter/e-mail every author wants to receive, written by a thinking person who actually understands what I was trying to do with the book. Every once in a while I’m lucky enough to get one of these. Thanks, Barbara M. Dear Mr. Emerson, There are Read more →

New Excerpts Page

I just put up a new page with six titles available for browsing about twenty pages in each title. It’s the ‘Excerpts’  section on the main header menu. This is my favorite below.

A New Paradigm for Authors — some nuts and bolts talk

Aaron Elkins (Old Bones, etc.) recently sent me this clipping. Interestingly enough, I spoke with Greg Bear a couple of years ago at Park Place Books’ anniversary bash and at that time he was quite keen on exploring new ways for author’s to publish. We spoke about the feasibility of Read more →

Welcome, help me out here

Click on the photo for a better view. Welcome to my new website. I’m still working on it, so please be patient.  At present the most complete information is under “Interviews.” If you have any suggestions please go to ‘contact earl.’ My aim is to answer within twenty-four hours, if Read more →

The Most recent book

After an absence of ten years, Thomas Black is back in 2009’s Cape Disappointment. Here’s what some reviewers have said about this book: The Seattle Times: “Fast moving and entertaining . . . Black is Back!” Publishers Weekly:  “Conspiracy buffs should enjoy this thriller with its references to real-life events Read more →