Revisiting the Nest of the Bird Men of Cape Cod

In the World War II movie Twelve O'clock High former commander Gregory Peck returns to the derelict air base in England where he served during the most hazardous days of the war for American airmen. As he surveys the abandoned buildings and grass-grown air strips, the roar of B-17 engines and the radio crackle of bombing crew voices flood his memory.

The movie came to mind recently as I stood at the top a high hill on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.... Read More

Shark Bait

Although Great White Sharks are pretty much off all our shores, Chatham waters are the epicenter for the shark population. Stop by and say hello if you're in the neighborhood.

For information about the book, check out this recent article in the Cape Cod Chronicle. And this article in the Barnstable Patriot.

It's a deal!

The savings on the Kindle version of The Mayflower Murder start now! Every day the price increases, so get yours now. For complete details, find the book on Amazon at

How Killing Icarus Got Its Wings

Writers are often asked where they get the ideas for their books.
For my part, inspiration has come from newspapers, television, other books and everyday observations of the world around me.

Killing Icarus is a bit different. The seed for my 19th book was planted by chance... Read More and purchase the book

The Kindle Countdown

Starting today, Dec. 6, Suspense Publishing and I will be offering a steeply discounted price for the digital version of The Mayflower Murder, the fifth book in my Aristotle “Soc” Socarides private detective series. For a limited time, readers can buy the ebook for less than a dollar. This is a real deal!

The book will be available through Amazon under the Kindle Countdown program, which allows authors to run discounts for a limited amount of time. The countdown starts noon, Monday when The Mayflower Murder goes down to 99 cents from $3.99. At 3 pm Tuesday it rises to $1.99. On Dec. 9 at 6 pm the price is $2.99. Then back to full $3.99 price at 11 pm Dec. 10.

It was tough deciding what book to pick for the discount deal.... Read more here

Killing Icarus  released

July 13, 2021

“What a character. Aristotle Socarides is a diver, a fisherman, and a PI who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. He’s the brainchild of a genius—Paul Kemprecos—who knows a thing or two about writing action and adventure. I bow to the master and urge all of you to read this latest installment in a first rate series.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 Internationally Bestselling Author

"Absolutely the best private-eye mystery I've read. I can't wait for the next one."
"There can be no better mystery writer in America today than Paul Kemprecos."

—Clive Cussler, New York Times
Bestselling Author

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I am pleased to announce that my book The Minoan Cipher, the second in the Matt Hawkins series, was nominated for a Thriller award by the International Thriller Writers. The book was one of five finalists in the Best Paperback Original category for 2017. The winner was announced at the Thrillerfest awards banquet in New York. The organization’s annual conference brings together a thousand writers, readers, editors and agents. The ITW has around 3800 members in forty-seven countries. Its membership represents more than three billion books in print.

Book cover of Paul Kemprecos new book called Killing Icarus