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Jeffrey J. Mariotte

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Jeffrey J. Mariotte is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 novels, including the Cody Cavanaugh western series, historical western epic Blood and Gold: The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta (with Peter Murrieta), thrillers Empty Rooms and The Devil's Bait, supernatural thrillers Season of the Wolf, Missing White Girl, River Runs Red, and Cold Black Hearts, horror epic The Slab, and the Dark Vengeance teen horror quartet. With wife and writing partner Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell, he wrote the sf/horror/thriller 7 SYKOS and Mafia III: Plain of Jars, the authorized prequel to the bestselling video game.

He also writes occasional nonfiction, short fiction (some of which is collected in Nine Frights), and co
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Jeffrey J. Mariotte I'm currently working on so much!

I'm trying to promote my new thriller, Empty Rooms, as much as I can. But I'm also working on multiple short stories …more
I'm currently working on so much!

I'm trying to promote my new thriller, Empty Rooms, as much as I can. But I'm also working on multiple short stories with my writing partner, Marsheila Rockwell. I'm working on some comic book stuff with her and with my son David. With Marsheila (Marcy), I'm working on a novel, and I'm working on another one solo (the next Frank Robey and Richie Krebbs thriller, following Empty Rooms).

There's probably other stuff I'm forgetting about, but given the workload, forgetting a project or two isn't necessarily a bad thing...(less)
Jeffrey J. Mariotte My most recent book, Empty Rooms, is a very dark thriller. Before I wrote it, I wrote a book called Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers and Oth…moreMy most recent book, Empty Rooms, is a very dark thriller. Before I wrote it, I wrote a book called Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers and Other Deviants, which told the real stories of every criminal mentioned on the first five seasons of the TV show Criminal Minds, and of some whose crimes inspired episodes but weren't mentioned by name. As you can imagine, that involved a ton of research into some of the worst crimes and criminals in history--just some really terrible people doing terrible things.

Doing that research, having all those horrific facts swimming around in my head, I started thinking about people who have to deal with such awful situations on a daily basis. How do homicide or sex crimes detectives cope with the stuff they see every day and still remain human? The more I dug around in that, the more the novel started to come together. It's about a cop and an ex-cop teaming up to solve a very cold case of a missing little girl. That case leads them into some incredibly dark places--but in addition to being about the case, it's about how they maintain their humanity while they're looking into it. A lot of the research I had done for the Criminal Minds book came in handy on the novel, because it enable me to write a realistically creepy villain, as well as to have a solid grounding in what would go into solving the case.(less)
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THE SQUAD takes off Sept. 27

Tomorrow THE SQUAD, book 1 of my MAJOR CRIMES SQUAD: PHOENIX series, launches from Wolfpack Publishing.

I've written a lot of procedural thrillers based on other people's intellectual property--CSI, CSI Miami, NCIS Los Angeles, NCIS New Orleans, etc.,--but my only original one was the novel Empty Rooms.

That one received great reviews, including one in Mystery Scene Magazine. Procedural master Mic Read more of this blog post »
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I have written in the past - numerous times, in fact, to the point that some people are probably good and tired of my bringing it up so often - of how my father introduced me to the works o" Read more of this review »
Blood and Gold by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
"JOAQUIN MURRIETA has long fascinated me, so I was waiting for a novel tying his story together. JEFFREY MARIOTTE has provided one and makes a fine job of it. Murrieta was a Mexican bandit whose gangs raided in California in the gold rush era of the e" Read more of this review »
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"One of my favorite books. :) Great story."
" Thank you, Scott! Greatly appreciated. "
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Tarzan and the Forest of Stone by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
"Jeffrey J. Mariotte’s new novella Tarzan and the Forest of Stone puts the famous Lord of the Jungle into a decidedly different environment – the Arizona desert near the Petrified Forest – testing his vaunted brains and brawn in a tale that is part we" Read more of this review »
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“You can give me detention. Oh, wait, that's right...you aren't the boss of me. So I guess you can just bite me.”
Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Witch's Canyon

“Dean, having worked with Dad longer, was used to taking orders. More than that, he seemed to thrive on it, as if Dad had crushed the independent spirit he’d been born with.”
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