Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to another of my (very) occasional newsletters. Luckily, they're not only infrequent, they're short!
Anyway, I’m happy to announce that my new crime novel, Mirror Image, will be published in August from Poisoned Pen Press. It’s the first in a series featuring psychologist Daniel Rinaldi, a trauma expert who specializes in treating the victims of violent crime.
Though it won’t be released until August, you can pre-order Mirror Image from Amazon.com. Here’s the link.
Praise for Mirror Image:
“Dennis Palumbo establishes himself as a master story-teller with his first crime novel, Mirror Image. Using his background as a licensed psychotherapist to good advantage, Palumbo infuses his fast-moving, suspenseful story with fascinating texture, interesting characters, and the twists, turns and surprises of a mind-bending mystery. Very impressive.” ---Stephen J. Cannell (writer/creator of The Rockford Files; New York Times best-selling mystery author)
“Mirror Image is a rich, complex thriller, built around a sizzling love affair. A compelling read, with surprising twists and characters that leap off the page.” ---Bobby Moresco (Oscar-winning writer/producer of Crash and Million Dollar Baby)
“Mirror Image is a deviously plotted thriller with lots of shocks and surprises you won't see coming, and a smart, sympathetic hero-narrator who takes you along as he peels back layers of lies and wrong guesses to get closer to the truth.” ---Thomas Perry (Edgar-winning, New York Times best-selling crime novelist) “Dennis Palumbo’s experience as a psychotherapist hasn’t just helped him make his hero, therapist Dr. Daniel Rinaldi, authentic, human and a man in full, it’s endowed him with the insight to craft a debut thriller filled with action, deduction and romance, expertly paced for maximum suspense.” ---Dick Lochte, award-winning author and critic “Dennis Palumbo’s novel is stark and disturbing but there’s a humanity running through the core of it that makes this book special. Maybe it’s Palumbo’s dual training--as a writer and as a psychotherapist--that allows him to plumb the depths and bring up not only darkness but those occasional diamonds of light that sparkle and illuminate and make a book worth reading.” ---T. Jefferson Parker (Edgar-winning, New York Times best-selling author of The Renegades and Iron River)
"Mirror Image is a standout mind-bender! A wonderfully constructed novel that has you seeing double--and all through the eyes of an intriguingly fresh character: a psychologist. Dennis Palumbo knows his craft. This guy can write." ---Ridley Pearson (New York Times best-selling crime author) "A gripping thriller, chock full of the desired twists and cliffhangers, with the added layer and intriguing access of a therapist narrator/detective. A page turner!" ---Aimee Bender (New York Times best-selling author of An Invisible Sign of My Own)
Dennis Palumbo's Background
Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter (My Favorite Year; Welcome Back, Kotter, etc.) Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in creative issues. His work helping writers has been profiled in The Los Angeles Times, Premiere Magazine, GQ, Fade In, Angeleno and Variety, among others, as well as on CNN and NPR.
Currently, he writes articles and reviews for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Lancet and other noted publications. He also provides commentary for NPR's "All Things Considered."
He's the author of a novel, City Wars (Bantam Books), currently in development as a feature film, as well as the nonfiction book, Writing From the Inside Out, (John Wiley). Dennis' mystery fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Strand, and elsewhere and has been collected in From Crime to Crime (Tallfellow Press).
Mirror Image, the first in a series of novels featuring psychologist and trauma expert Dr. Donald Rinaldi, will be released in hardcover in August from Poisoned Pen Press.