Monterey Noir reviewed at Col’s Criminal Library

Thank you to Col’s Criminal Library for taking the time to review the first in Barker Mysteries, “Monterey Noir.” I appreciate the kind words and loved the review. Read the review here. Get your hands on a copy of Monterey Noir here, in kindle, print, and audio book.

Featured in The Arizona Daily Star

My latest nonfiction book for The History Press, “Murder & Mayhem in Tucson,” was featured this morning in The Arizona Daily Star for a story on southern Arizona authors. Thank you to them and writer Helene Woodhams for the mention! Read the article here and get your hands on Murder & Mayhem in Tucson here!

Guest at Criminal Minds

Thank you to author Dietrich Kalteis for having me on as a guest for the Criminal Minds weekly question! Read my thoughts on writing awards here and let me know what you think. Each week, writers are asked to respond to provocative questions about crime fiction, writing, publishing and life.

Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2021

The year 2022 is upon us. In my mind, however, it should still be early 2021, but time is ever elusive and waits for no one. In 2020, I set my eyes upon a total of thirty books. This last year, in 2021, I read only fifteen. No clue what happened. I enjoyed amazing work,Continue reading “Whitehurst’s Top Reads of 2021”

Christmas crime story out at Punk Noir

Sam the Thug faces not one, but two Santas in his latest crime-riddled tale. Find out how Sam spent the Christmas holiday in “Damn Santas” and meet Santa Big and Santa Bigger, two guys with a hard-on for the season of giving. Read the story online at Punk Noir Magazine and God bless us, everyone.

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: K.A. Schultz on her new collection, Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose from the Neither

In “Jacob, A Denouement in One Act,” author K.A. Schultz spun an elegant, dark tale around the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Her ability to weave silky prose while at the same time cooking up dark, delectable literary bites is on full display with her newest collection of stories, “Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose fromContinue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: K.A. Schultz on her new collection, Anathelogium: Poetry & Prose from the Neither”

New Interview at Off the Cuff

Thank you to Dietrich Kalteis for having me on as a guest at Off the Cuff! I enjoyed chatting about Murder & Mayhem in Tucson, not to mention a quick chat about what I have coming up. Be sure to check out the interview here!

Murder and Mayhem in Tucson in Top 21 for 2021

Thank you to Punk Noir Magazine and Stephen J. Golds for ranking “Murder & Mayhem in Tucson” as one of their top 21 picks for 2021! If you haven’t checked out Punk Noir yet, be sure to take a look at their content here! Read the full Top 21 of 21 here! And click hereContinue reading “Murder and Mayhem in Tucson in Top 21 for 2021”

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Author Dietrich Kalteis on Under an Outlaw Moon

There are two writers I look forward to reading every year: Stephen King and Dietrich Kalteis. Like King, Dietrich is a writer readers can count on to produce compelling stories on a regular basis. His intense latest thriller, like many of his prior novels, takes us back to an era when life wasn’t as peachy.Continue reading “REVIEW AND INTERVIEW: Author Dietrich Kalteis on Under an Outlaw Moon”

Christmas horror in December

Blood Rites Horror, in honor of their first anthology, is putting out a special edition of “Bitter Chills” this holiday season. Not only will it feature my original horror story, “The Violent Snow,” but an all-new sequel written just for this new holiday edition titled, “The Cruel Heat.” Each story in this special holiday editionContinue reading “Christmas horror in December”