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Dennis Tafoya

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Dennis Tafoya is the author of two crime novels, Dope Thief and The Wolves in Fairmount Park, both from St. Martin’s, as well as numerous short stories. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, and the Liars Club, a Philadelphia-area group of writers, producers and other creative types. He lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he is currently at work on his third novel, The Poor Boy's Game. His novels have both been optioned for film.

My crime novel, "Dope Thief," has been released by St. Martin's Minotaur, and is making its way to stores. It's gotten great reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Philadelphia Stories and on a bunch of book blogs, like The Drowning Machine.

I had my first signing, at my local bookstore in Doylestown, PA, and it was a LOT of fun. Old friends showed up, some of whom I haven't seen in... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.87 · 416 ratings · 84 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Dope Thief
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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The Wolves of Fairmount Park
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Poor Boy's Game
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Effective Organization:...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Liar Liar
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Crimefactory Volume 2, Issue 3
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Myfanwy Hi Dennis, thanks for the note. Nice to meet you.


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Ed Many thanks for the add, Dennis. Much success and good reads to you. Have a great weekend.

Ed Lynskey

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Ann Wesley You didn't mention me in your profile. I'm a little put out.

Dennis Yeah, I ripped them off another profile here!

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Ann Wesley I just ripped off the recent quotes you added by RWE. They're winners!

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