The Devil's Courthouse

A Southern Thriller

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The Devil Returns!!!

Posted by Lawrence on March 23, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Coming this spring from Holladay House Publishing is the latest version of The Devil's Courthouse. I am very excited about the renewal of this novel and look forward to being out on the road to promote it once again. It will be officially re-released May 2015. It will have a new cover, new ISBN and an excerpt of Spearfinger, the follow-up novel to the The Devil's Courthouse slated to arrive in 2017. Thanks again for everyone's support! 

The Tide is Rising

Posted by Lawrence on August 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Good news! My latest southern thriller, Tidal Pools, is going to be published. I am very fortunate to be associated with Evening Post Books out of Charleston, SC as my new publisher. I am working with their editorial board now and we are planning a summer 2012 release for Tidal Pools. As more develops on the new book, I will certainly let all of you know. There is also a possibility that EPB will soon retain the rights to The Devil's Courthouse which could mean a possible ...

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Harvest Moon Report

Posted by Lawrence on November 11, 2010 at 8:34 PM Comments comments (3)

It's been an extremely busy fall and I would like to thank all of my friends and readers who have helped to make it such a wonderful time. I especially want to thank Malaprops in Asheville, City Lights in Sylva, Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville and Bearmeats indian Den in Cherokee for the warm and gracious receptions they provided me for the various presentations and signings over the last couple of weeks. I also want to thank my friends at Swift Books in Orangeburg, SC for...

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Heading to Asheville

Posted by Lawrence on July 12, 2010 at 8:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Malaprop's in Asheville will be hosting a book signing for The Devil's Courthouse on July 31st  at 7:00 pm. I would love it for anyone who happens to be in the area to stop by for the presentation and signing. This is a good showcase for the novel as Malaprop's is the largest independent bookstore in the area and steadily provides great exposure for the novels they promote. I'm still working with other stores about signings as well but it is a frustrating process...

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The First Review

Posted by Lawrence on May 8, 2010 at 5:22 PM Comments comments (3)

I have to admit, knowing that the first official review for the novel was coming out had me a little on the nervous side. To this point, most of those who have read the book have all been very generous in their positive comments (thank you, thank you), but I was still worried what the mainstream reviewers were going to say. A few days ago, I also received nice emails from Ken Burger (Post and Courier columnist, author of Swallow Savannah) and Charles Mc...

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May 2nd Update

Posted by Lawrence on May 2, 2010 at 8:28 PM Comments comments (2)

This message was sent to The Devil's Courthouse Group on Facebook. I thought it appropriate to post as a blog here as well.


Hello, everyone. I just wanted to give a quick update on what is happening with The Devil’s Courthouse. First, let me say, how truly honored I am that so many of you have decided to join this group dedicated to the novel. It really has been an eye-opener in terms of the response, and I can’t thank you enough. It has been great making contac...

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Book Signing

Posted by Lawrence on March 31, 2010 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (2)

The first book signing for The Devil's Courthouse will be held June 3rd (Thursday) at Swift Books in the Orangeburg Mall. The event is part of the store's one year anniversary and will begin around 11:00 am. Denmark artist Jim Harrison will also be there signing his work as part of the festivities. Hope ya'll can make it!

Novel Release Update

Posted by Lawrence on March 17, 2010 at 8:53 PM Comments comments (0)

Many of you who ordered a copy through the website could be seeing the novel within the next couple of days. The official release is still May 2nd. That is when all major venues will have it available. Those of you in the hometown who do not want to order through the mail can get a copy from me at anytime now. Just give me or Joni a call and we will be happy to get it to you. Again, thanks to all of you for your support.

Shout Outs!

Posted by Lawrence on March 12, 2010 at 10:17 PM Comments comments (0)

To my in-laws. Kevin and Teresa have been so great in giving advice about how to get my book out there -- appreciate it guys. And to my brother Phil for passing the word to the beach area -- a lot of hits on the Facebook page from MB area -- thanks. And to Chris and B thanks for the support. I think I married the right gal.  

Official Release Date

Posted by Lawrence on March 12, 2010 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello everyone. PA expects the official release date to be May 2nd. That usually indicates the time it will be available on all the net markets, Amazon B&N etc. Those who ordered from PA may get their copy before that date. Please contact me if you are confused by any of this. I know I am sometimes....