Tom Lipinski

Sadly, I just received word that One Nine author Tom Lipinski has passed away. This is devastating news on many levels.

Tom led the first critique group I ever attended, and I always looked forward to his workshops throughout my MFA studies. I learned a lot from Tom, and he really helped me feel comfortable in the writing program. His calm, no-nonsense style and astute eye for critical details helped me improve as a writer, and we always shared an easy rapport. 

When I decided to start my own little publishing brand, I knew I wanted to work with Tom. I am grateful I had the opportunity to do just that, and I am proud of the work we did with his final book, OLD GUYS RULES. And I am even prouder to call Tom a mentor and friend. 

He will be missed.




Blood Shot Eyes

One Nine Books is proud to announce the re-release of Pat Picciarelli's first novel, BLOOD SHOT EYES.

A ten-year-old double homicide leads private investigator Ray Yale to a psycho ex-policewoman, a megalomaniacal shock-jock with a Svengali complex, and an investigation so bizarre that it could bring down the NYPD. Teamed with a former detective who has seen better days, Yale must find the reason behind a series of brutal murders before he becomes the next victim.

The first Ray Yale novel, BLOOD SHOT EYES mixes mystery and suspense in chronicling Yale's determined pursuit of justice. Yale's journey continues in the sequel, POP LINE.

"Patrick Picciarelli has been there and he writes like a man who knows--and one of the things he knows is how to put together a story that you can't put down, told to you by a real-life PI."
-- S.J. Rozan, the Anthony Award-winning author of NO COLDER PLACE

"Patrick Picciarelli writes with the authenticity few crime writers can match. His characters are complex and real, and the thickets they inhabit both tug at the heart and claw at the throat. Even without its rich and tangled plot, this novel could not fail to entertain, for there is an author with the bonafides. BLOOD SHOT EYES is the genuine article."
--Randall Silvis, winner of the Drue Heinze Literature Prize and the author of MYSTICUS

"BLOOD SHOT EYES crackles with authenticity. A powerful crime story by a New York PI who knows the game and tells it masterfully."
--Dan Mahoney, author of BLACK & WHITE



New Releases

One Nine Books is proud to announce two new releases…

DEVILS YOU KNOW by Miles Watson: Miles Watson's hard-hitting debut novel, CAGE LIFE, put him on the map with critics and readers alike. Now he's back with a collection of stories designed to work the head, heart and adrenal glands all at once: DEVILS YOU KNOW. In this anthology, you'll find horror and drama, warfare and madness and crime, and even the laughs are of the midnight-black variety. You'll encounter gangsters elbow-deep in the red business of murder, soldiers slogging through physical and moral mud, and supernatural monsters whose pleasures are taken in human blood. You will journey through a dystopian America and a just-liberated Paris, encounter ordinary men descending into madness, and meet a Nazi officer who learns the hard way that we are all brothers under the skin. Somewhere in these pages you will even meet Satan himself...and discover that sometimes even he can't take the heat. So sit down, buckle up, and get ready to meet your devils. Just don't be surprised if they look familiar.

OLD GUYS RULES by Thomas Lipinski: While Pittsburgh private detective Carroll Dorsey may have never followed in his deceased father's footsteps, the elder Dorsey's political connections and backroom deals left behind an unshakable legacy. When Ed Shearing, one of his father's closest political allies, asks Dorsey to travel to Chicago with him to witness the opening of a mysterious safety deposit box, Dorsey gets involved in a missing persons case rooted in the 1968 Democratic convention, civil unrest, political corruption, and the kind of greed that ruins families...and perhaps his life.

Lipinski, the Shamus Award-winning creator of the Carroll Dorsey mystery series, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Literature from Slippery Rock University. Tom is presently a tenured professor of English at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Department Chair for eight years. He has also worked as an insurance investigator and as a corrections administrator.

All the One Nine authors, including Watson, Lipinski, Pat Picciarelli, and myself, will be attending the book-signing event during Seton Hill University's In Your Write Mind residency. Alert your friends and neighbors. But please, no flash photography. Pat gets skittish.