Excited to announce that two thrillers I did in the '90s - LOVERBOY and PLAYING DEAD - are being re-released by Harper Collins in a few months. They'll be available in both paperback and (for the first time) e-book. Both books are about newspaper reporters chasing after serial killers (Hey, I write what I know!). More details to come soon...
Excited to announce that I've just signed with Oceanview Publishing to do a new book for 2019: a thriller called THE CINDERELLA MURDERS. It will be my second mystery featuring TV journalist Clare Carlson - the first one, YESTERDAY'S NEWS, comes out in May 2018. Here's the official announcement from the "Recent Deals" section of Publishers Marketplace:
August 25, 2017 - THE CINDERELLA MURDERS, by R.G. Belsky
R.G. Belsky's THE CINDERELLA MURDERS, for a TV news director, the murder of a homeless woman is just another day at the office, until that homeless woman's name is discovered on a hit list along with several prominent and influential people, to Pat Gussin at Oceanview, by Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates (World).
Excited to reveal the cover of my new book, YESTERDAY'S NEWS, which will be coming out from Oceanview Publishers in May 2018. It also won the Claymore Award for best new writing project at Killer Nashville last year.
Here's a brief description:
When eleven-year-old Lucy Devlin disappeared on her way to school more than a decade ago, it became one of the most famous missing child cases in history.
The story turned reporter Clare Carlson into a media superstar overnight. Clare broke exclusive after exclusive and got unprecedented access with the Devlin family to write about the heartbreaking search for their young daughter. She later won a Pulitzer Prize for her extraordinary coverage of the case.
Now Clare finds herself thrust back on this sensational story all over again. There’s new evidence. New victims. And new suspects. Too many suspects. Everyone from members of a motorcycle gang to a prominent politician running for a U.S. Senate seat seem to have secrets they’re hiding about what really might have happened to Lucy Devlin.
But, as she digs deeper into the tangled case, we realize that Clare has her own secrets too.
And, in order to find out the truth about Lucy Devlin, she must finally confront hard truths from her own past.
This is turning out to be a helluva week for me: Just found out I'm a Preliminary Finalist at Creative World Awards for two different screenplays I wrote - SHOOTING FOR THE STARS (based on my 2015 novel) and THE PERFECT VICTIM. Listings here:
Thrilled to be named a Finalist for both the Silver Falchion Award for Best Thriller (Blonde Ice - the most recent Gil Malloy book) and the Claymore Award (for a new manuscript called The Hitler Legacy). Awards ceremony will be August 26 at the Killer Nashville awards banquet. I'll be there!
My friend and fellow author Terry Irving has edited this remarkable book about a subject of great interest to me – TV coverage of the Vietnam War. The book is by legendary war cameraman Yasutsune “Tony” Hirashiki who (with the help of longtime ABC producer Irving) tells the story of his ten years on the frontlines in Vietnam. There are big on-air names you will recognize (Ted Koppel, Sam Donaldson) – but also many others who covered what became known as the first “television” war. Some of the stories are filled with drama and heroism; others are scary as they recount the constant danger that journalists were in covering this war; and there’s also plenty of light-hearted moments. Like how Yasutsune Hirashiki got the nickname “Tony” so the ABC reporter he was working with could warn him to get out of danger quickly (“Keep your head down, Tony!”) instead of taking time in a firefight to yell out his full name! As someone who was a military journalist in the Army back in the ‘60s (I wound up being an intelligence analyst instead when I got to Vietnam, but that’s a whole other story), I found “On the Frontlines of the Television War” particularly fascinating. And I recommend it as a great read for anyone about this tumultuous time in our history.
A new 5-Star reader review for BLONDE ICE on Goodreads....
"I received a copy for a honest review I absolutely loved this I could not put it down from page one I was hooked . A perfect book to me is one which makes you forget everything else around you. I loved the characters and plot of the story . I just wished I knew it was a part of a series I would have picked them up too I still loved this though." -Samantha Osborne
Available now for just $.99 on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Blonde-Ice-Malloy-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B01CO349C0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498917904&sr=8-1&keywords=blonde+ice+belsky
Meg Gardiner's new thriller UNSUB - inspired by the Zodiac Killer case - is not only a terrific read, but it has also been bought by CBS for a new TV series.
Meg talks to me in the new issue of The Big Thrill mag about writing the book; her previous careers as a lawyer and teaching in college; and even about being a three-time champion on Jeopardy.
As someone who's read a lot of serial killer novels (and written a few myself), I highly recommend UNSUB!
Here's the official announcement from PUBLISHERS MARKETPLACE about my new book...
R. G. Belsky's FORGET ME NOT, years after the case of a missing child has gone cold the reporter who made her name by covering the case gets a new lead and finds herself tangled in a web of dark secrets, to Pat Gussin at Oceanview, for publication in 2018, by Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates (World).
Is there another mystery author around today as consistently excellent as Michael Connelly? Connelly has been putting out terrific best sellers for more than 20 years now, and THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE shows he's still at the top of his game. It features his most popular (and my favorite) character Harry Bosch, who's no longer with the LAPD. But fear not - Bosch is still working cases as a sort of PI and also a part-timer with a smaller police department. He's trying to solve two cases here - looking for the heir of a dying rich man and also hunting for a serial rapist. Neither case is connected, but Connelly puts the two stories together seamlessly. And the good news at the end (no plot spoiler here) is that it looks like we still have future Bosch books to look forward to! - 5 STARS
R.G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. His new suspense thriller, BLONDE ICE, was published by Atria in 2016. It follows THE KENNEDY CONNECTION in 2014 and SHOOTING FOR THE STARS in 2015. They are part of a series of books featuring Gil Malloy, a hard-driving newspaper reporter with a penchant for breaking big stories on the front page of the New York Daily News. 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 – where he worked closely with Nightly News with Brian Williams, the Today show and oversaw all digital news content on the NBCNews website. His previous suspense novels include PLAYING DEAD and LOVERBOY.