Welcome to my monthly musings, on topics ranging from the writing process to books and authors I admire to whatever else might spark my interest and imagination.  I hope that through these essays you’ll get to know me, and that from your comments (please post them below), I’ll get to know you.  I’ve begun, by way of introduction, by recounting my unlikely journey from L.A. trial lawyer to published novelist.  Just start from the bottom and work your way up.  And if anything tickles your fancy, feel free to share it.  You have my permission.

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HUSH MONEY Now Available in MM Paperback!

Fans of the Jack MacTaggart mystery series, or readers who’ve yet to meet the wisecracking L.A. lawyer/detective, will finally have the opportunity to enjoy his exploits in paperback, starting with HUSH MONEY, which was a finalist for (among other honors) the Private-Eye Writers of America’s prestigious Shamus Award and the Audio Publishers’ Association’s Audie Award for the Best Mystery of 2012.  These mass-market paperbacks are available for less than $7.00, exclusively from Harlequin’s Worldwide Mystery imprint, and you can order them here.


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Tom & Lucky Makes WSJ Ten Best Mysteries List

The Wall Street Journal’s annual year-end Best Books list included a familiar title this year as Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo) was named one of the Journal’s Ten Best Mysteries of 2015.

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Mobsters and Madams in the Big Apple

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Tom Nolan calls Tom & Lucky “Boisterous historical fiction” with “the wild energy of a 1930s Warner Bros. crime-movie . . . Mr. Greaves is one helluva good storyteller.”

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“Getting Lucky” in the ABA Journal


My feature article in the November, 2015 issue of the ABA Journal, the monthly magazine of the American Bar Association, recounts the colorful and controversial 1936 vice trial of mobster Lucky Luciano, which is also the subject of my 2015 novel TOM & LUCKY (AND GEORGE & COKEY FLO).

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When It’s Time to Part With Your Agent

One question an author often hears is, “How did you find an agent?”  In my case, therein lies a tale, and I’ve told it to my friends over at Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Comment on the piece before Sunday at noon (rocky mountain time) and you could win a signed book.

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