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R.G. Belsky

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Author of Below The Fold (Oceanview - 2019) Yesterday's News (Oceanview - 2018) Blonde Ice (Atria - 2016; Shooting for the Stars (2015); and The Kennedy Connection (2014).

Former Managing Editor of NBCNews.com

Worked as Managing Editor of NY Daily News; News Editor of Star magazine; Metropolitan Editor of NY Post.

Author of seven other mystery novels including Loverboy and Playing Dead.

Contributing Editor for The Big Thrill magazine.

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Yesterday's News (Clare Car...

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The Last Scoop

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Shooting for the Stars (Gil...

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Blonde Ice (Gil Malloy #3)

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Two Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Nominations for My Books!

Wow! I just got named as a Finalist for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for two of my books - BELOW THE FOLD (best suspense) and THE SILENT VICTIM - written as Dana Perry (best thriller). No live ceremonies in Nashville this year, of course - but the winners will be announced at the end of August.
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“I thought about a line from Raymond Chandler in The Long Goodbye that I always remembered—and it somehow seemed to fit both of us. “There is no trap so deadly as the one you set for yourself.”
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