Coming in 2018!
The Ania Trilogy (with Jim Wilsky) featuring BLOOD ON BLOOD, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, and CLOSING THE CIRCLE... and the new prequel, HARBINGER

Now available!

FALLEN CITY, a crime novel written with Lawrence Kelter!

"Adam Raised a Cain", a short story in Down and Out: The Magazine, Vol 3

Also coming in 2018...!

THE GETAWAY LIST, Frank's third crime novel collaboration with Eric Beetner!

IN THE END (River City #5)

"Details in Black", a short story in the anthology, BLACK CAR BUSINESS, Vol. 2

"Titus, My Brother", a short story in the anthology, THE ODDS ARE AGAINST US

And more!

Coming in 2019

A GRIFTER'S SONG (Season 1) - a six part novella anthology series featuring Frank Zafiro, Lawrence Kelter, JD Rhoades, Gary Phillips, Jim Wilsky, and Colin Conway. Edited by Frank Zafiro

CHARLIE-316 (w/ Colin Conway) - Mar 2019

IN THE CUT - July 2019

Attention Audio Book Lovers: Almost all Frank Zafiro titles are now available in audio book format (the rest are coming soon)! Select your title to see where to get your audio book version of your favorite novel.

Wrong Place, Write Crime
is a podcast about crime fiction authors, mysteries, art and life featuring Frank Zafiro as host. Episodes include guest interviews (primarily with authors of crime fiction, but not always), as well as quick hit reviews from mystery bookstore experts, flash interviews with future guests and updates on works in progress by the host and other authors.

This podcast explores the art of writing crime fiction, the art of reading crime fiction, and any other cool topic that comes up, as long as it falls under the category of either ‘art’ or ‘life.’

Winter/Spring 2018 Guests


Alexandra Amor
In which Alexandra talks about her historical mysteries set in a British Columbia town called Horse, her young adult books starring Sugar and Clive, her It’s a Mystery podcast, as well as whether it’s colder in Winnipeg, Manitoba or on Mars, and her memoir about ten years she spent as part of a cult.


Zack Budryk
In which Zack discusses his debut crime novel, JUDITH, his enduring love of the The Simpsons, the #MeToo movement, how great Dennis Lehane is, Zack’s next novel set in Boston, and how he sees it as a particularly American paradox that Whitey Bulger and John Adams are from the same city.


Joe Clifford
In which Joe discusses his new three-book deal with Down & Out Books, his Jay Porter series, his first novel JUNKIE LOVE, Bruce Springsteen (finally! After 12 episodes, another true Bruce acolyte to bond with!), writing with purpose, and (spoiler alert) the fact that Danny Gardner is a cool cat.


The Collaborators (Colin Conway, Jim Wilsky, Bonnie Paulson, Eric Beetner, Larry Kelter)


Kat Richardson



Fall 2017 Guests


September 11: Larry Kelter
 In which Larry discusses BACK TO BROOKLYN, the authorized sequel to the film MY COUSIN VINNY, the surprising story of how he landed that enviable gig, his best-selling Stephanie Chalice series, and other crazy ideas from a tall New Yorker.

September 25: Fleur Bradley
In which Fleur discusses her midde grade adventure series DOUBLE VISION, her love of mysteries, reaching the ‘reluctant reader’, the difference between writing for children and adults, and casually admits to being from the Netherlands.


Eric Beetner
 In which Eric, a true Renaissance man, discusses his Anthony nominated works, reasonable gun laws, his distaste for revision, his job as a television editor, and how he owns a human skull. Yes, folks…a human skull.


Jerry Kennealy
In which Jerry discusses being a cop, a fireman, and a private investigator, his Nick Polo novels, living in and writing about San Francisco, and how his brother was a bodyguard to Steve McQueen AND Frank Sinatra.


S.W. Lauden
In which Steve discusses being a punk rock drummer, his new Greg Salem novel, HANG TIME, his Anthony-nominated novella CROSSWISE, the “Writer Types” podcast he co-hosts with Eric Beetner, discovering Kurt Vonnegut, and he draws comparisons between the punk rock scene of his youth and the indie book scene of today…and more!


Summer 2017 Guests

Preview Episode

June 5: Dave Zeltersman
  In which Dave talks about the new Netflix film SMALL CRIMES that was based upon his novel, as well as his other works, his early days as a writer, and why he believes the days of successful self-publishing are done.

June 19: Danny Gardner
  In which Danny talks about his new novel A NEGRO AND AN OFAY, getting bumped for Damon Wayons at stand up clubs all over Los Angeles, getting your art out there, and then gives the most eloquent and common sense explanation of how we should be dealing with race in America that you’re ever likely to hear anywhere. 

July 3: Steve Hamilton
  In which Steve talks about his new novel EXIT STRATEGY, how THE LOCK ARTIST unlocked doors for him, some of his books becoming films (but never Alex McKnight!), getting to hang out with easily the coolest crime writers of the last two generations, and he basically he endures the full-on fanboy treatment from the host…all with considerable grace.  

July 17: John Floyd
  In which John demonstrates the rumors about him being a true gentleman are true as he talks about the lure of the short story for him, his writing process, how he and the host first met, and when he first knew he wanted to be a writer (spoiler alert: it’s not when you think). 

July 31: Sarah M. Chen
In which Sarah talks about her Anthony-nominated novella CLEANING UP FINN, why she sometimes writes male protagonists, how she met Ray Bradbury on his birthday, and how it is that she knows the value of pistachio nuts on the black market.


Special Episode:  Seattle Mystery Bookshop is For Sale
In which we discuss the fact that Seattle Mystery Bookshop is for sale and in danger of closing, why it happened, why it borders on tragic, and what you can do to help.



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