I'll be in Houston this Saturday afternoon, August 23, at 4:30 to discuss and sign copies of The Kennedy Connection at Murder by the Book, near Rice University.
Signed copies of The Kennedy Connection today at Mysterious Bookshop. Great place in lower Manhattan, near City Hall. Thanks, Ian and Steve...
Fun time at KGB bar in the East Village last night for Mystery Writers of America reading. Packed house, really interesting place. Packed house, really interesting place. I read from The Kennedy Connection and six other MWA authors read tI've never read from a book in a bar before, but there are advantages....
"This is a very clever murder mystery, a most interesting intersection of plot lines.....The story was riveting and I rad this over the course of one day - could not put it down."
THE KENNEDY CONNECTION is out today! It’s about a discredited newspaper reporter who tries to jump start his career by finding out the truth about the greatest unsolved murder of all time – the JFK assassination. Kirkus called it “an engrossing thriller…a terrific story.” The New York Post named it as a “must read book.” Best selling mystery author Jan Burke praised it as a “thought provoking thriller….loaded with tension and filled with unexpected twists and turns. I loved The Kennedy Connection!” And Jimmy Breslin said: “Belsky has the news man’s gift. He tells his story well.” –
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Just saw my book being displayed on a front table at the Union Square Barnes & Noble store. Now that's a moment to savor....
Just did an hour long radio interview for the Peter Moses show on WVOX, 1460 AM, in Westchester County. Talked about The Kennedy Connection and also a lot about the tabloid newspaper business. Peter was a reporter at the Post in the 80s when I was city editor of the NY Post. It was a wild and crazy and wonderful time, and Peter somehow managed to remember the one time he said I yelled at him. (for not answering a pager promptly). Really enjoyed doing the interview.
I will be reading from The Kennedy Connection at a Mystery Writers of America event Tuesday night, August 12, at KGB bar, 85 East 4th Street in the East Village. From 6:30 pm. to 9. There is no admission charge.
R.G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. His newest mystery , YESTERDAY'S NEWS, will be published in May 2018 by Oceanview. It is the first in a series featuring Clare Carlson, the news director for a New York City TV station. Belsky's last book, BLONDE ICE, was published by Atria in October 2016. It is the third in a series of books from Atria about Gil Malloy, a hard-driving newspaper reporter with a penchant for breaking big stories on the front page of the New York Daily News. The first book in the Gil Malloy series - THE KENNEDY CONNECTION - was published in 2014 and SHOOTING FOR THE STARS came out in 2015. Belsky himself is a former managing editor at the Daily News and writes about the media from an extensive background in newspapers, magazines and TV/digital news. At the Daily News, he also held the titles of metropolitan editor and deputy national editor. Before that, he was metropolitan editor of the New York Post and news editor at Star magazine. Belsky was most recently the managing editor for news at NBCNews.com. His previous suspense novels include PLAYING DEAD and LOVERBOY. BLONDE ICE was nominated as a finalist for the David Award at Deadly Ink and also for the Silver Falchion at Killer Nashville in 2017. He was the Claymore Award winner at Killer Nashville 2016 and also a Silver Falchion Finalist in both the mystery and thriller categories.