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.


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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.

“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

The upcoming release of Killing Icarus  will be in March 2021, stay tuned!