Biography

Wallace Stroby

Wallace Stroby is an award-winning journalist and the author of the novels THE DEVIL'S SHARE, SHOOT THE WOMAN FIRST, KINGS OF MIDNIGHT, COLD SHOT TO THE HEART, GONE TIL NOVEMBER, THE HEARTBREAK LOUNGE and THE BARBED-WIRE KISS.

A Long Branch, N.J., native, he's a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore. THE BARBED-WIRE KISS, which The Washington Post called "a scorching first novel ...full of attention to character and memory and, even more, to the neighborhoods of New Jersey," was a finalist for the 2004 Barry Award for Best First Novel.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Stroby was an editor at the Star-Ledger of Newark, Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper, for 13 years.

Wallace Stroby

Books by Wallace Stroby

by Wallace Stroby - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

It's been a year since professional thief Crissa Stone last pulled a job, and she's spent that time under the radar, very carefully not drawing attention to herself. When Crissa starts to get antsy and low on funds, she agrees to act as a thief-for-hire, partnering with a wealthy art collector to steal a truckload of plundered Iraqi artifacts before they're repatriated to their native country. But what's supposed to be a "give-up" robbery with few complications quickly turns deadly. Soon Crissa is on the run again, with both an ex-military hit squad and her own partners-in-crime in pursuit.

by Wallace Stroby - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

A half million dollars in drug proceeds, guarded by three men with automatic weapons. For Wallace Stroby's determined heroine, professional thief Crissa Stone, and her team, stealing it was the easy part. But when the split goes awry in a blaze of gunfire, Crissa finds herself on the run with a duffel bag of stolen cash, bound by a promise to deliver part of the take to the needy family of one of her slain partners.

by Wallace Stroby - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Crissa Stone is a career criminal who has pulled a number of impressive heists by knowing how to keep her mouth shut and her temper in check. Still, as good as she is, she wants to get out of the life. All she needs is one last big score, enough to bribe her lover’s way out on parole, set up a safe and stable new life, and get her daughter back. However, things keep going wrong, like when her last two partners lost their cool and fought over the take instead of walking away $150K richer. The mess they made of the job and each other has put her on the run again.

by Wallace Stroby - Fiction, Thriller

Career-criminal Crissa Stone has always been meticulous about her work. But now her mentor, and lover, is up for parole; an illegal card game and a professional hit man may provide the solution Crissa needs.