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Debbi Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sam McRae Mystery Series. She's also published a young adult novel called INVISIBLE ME and a thriller entitled THE PLANCK FACTOR.

She's the author of DAMAGED GOODS, the first book in a series about a female Marine veteran sleuth named Erica Jensen, which was nominated for a Shamus Award. She's also written short stories, including one nominated for a Derringer. In addition, she writes screenplays and is interested in filmmaking.

Debbi hosts a podcast called the Crime Cafe, in which she interviews crime, suspense, and thriller authors: http://www.debbimack.com/crime-cafe/

Debbi is a "recovering lawyer", who enjoys reading, movies, travel, baseball, walking and espresso--not necessarily
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Debbi Mack I see my Sam McRae series as being part of the hardboiled mystery genre. I enjoy writing in that genre, because you can touch on social issues from th…moreI see my Sam McRae series as being part of the hardboiled mystery genre. I enjoy writing in that genre, because you can touch on social issues from the perspective of an outsider who acts according to his or her own set of rules. I think hardboiled mystery is particularly well-suited for exploring the values of the individual within an imperfect society.

I also write in the young adult genre, which I like because the protagonists are struggling to come to grips with, not only society's expectations, but their own maturity. More than other genres, a teen's perspective on the world is unique. Teenagers have a kind of subculture, which is a fruitful source of stories.(less)
Debbi Mack No, all the cases Sam McRae takes are completely made up. Sometimes my characters are inspired by real people, but all the cases are the product of my…moreNo, all the cases Sam McRae takes are completely made up. Sometimes my characters are inspired by real people, but all the cases are the product of my overactive imagination. :)(less)
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S. 8, Ep. 20: Interview with Crime Writer Michael Hearns

This episode of the Crime Cafe podcast features my interview with crime writer Michael Hearns.

Join us for a discussion of his Cade Taylor series and his other work as a technical consultant and movie producer.

Before I bring on my guest, I’ll just remind you that the Crime Cafe has two eBooks for sale:  the nine book box set  and  the short story anthology . You can find

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“You can run from the past, but it always catches up with you.”
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“He stood at the entrance to the kitchen, blocking my path to the front door like the Berlin Wall.”
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message 6: by Debbi (last edited Jan 19, 2023 01:02PM)

Debbi Mack Richard wrote: "thank you for the friend"

You're welcome.


Richard Dominguez thank you for the friend


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Debbi Mack William wrote: "Thank you for the friendship!

I'm looking forward to your reviews and recommendations!

Regards,
William"


Thanks, William! I post fewer and shorter reviews these days, but I try to keep my hand in. :)


William Thank you for the friendship!

I'm looking forward to your reviews and recommendations!

Regards,
William


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Debbi Mack Bradley wrote: "Hello Debbi, I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Doing my best. :) Hope you're having a good day as well.



Bradley Hello Debbi, I hope you are having a good day! =)

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