The Blog of Author Robert K. Lewis


Just when I Thought That Mark Mallen was Dead and Gone…

… he pops up on this incredibly awesome list. VERY humbled to be included here with the likes of James Elroy, Lawrence Block, and Jo Nesbo.

Drug addiction and detective fiction. Hand in hand.





Well, Innocent Damage is here!


Out into the world it goes to whatever fate has decreed for it. Of course you can find Innocent Damage at Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. Looking forward to what people have to say about it.

I’ve been writing blog posts for a very awesome blog hub entitled Campaign for the American Reader.

The first blog post is called “The Page 69 Test”, and you can read all about that means. the post that came out today is “What is the Writer Reading?”

Even more news to come.

See ya.



Latest Interview!

I know, right? Been quite awhile since I was last interviewed.

I was very flattered to be asked by author Andrew G. Nelson for an interview over at his blog, A New York State of Mind. Andrew is the author of the crime novel, Perfect Pawn, and it’s worth picking up, trust me.

Hope you enjoy reading the interview as much as I did answering his excellent questions.

See ya.



The First Mark Mallen Short Story, “Pure Mallen”, is LIVE!

Ever wonder how Mallen was, back when he was in uniform? Well, now is your chance to find out.

The first Mark Mallen E-only short story, “Pure Mallen” is now available on Amazon, and Barnes&Noble. And at the low cost of $1.99, it’s a steal! Learn about Mark’s first night out on his own as a rookie.

Here’s the opening:

“Mark Mallen carefully adjusted the dark blue San Francisco policeman’s hat on his head. Checked his reflection in the full-length mirror Chris had nailed to the back of the bathroom door when they’d moved in six months ago. Staring at his reflection wasn’t really a thing he needed to do, it was more an homage to his father Ol’ “Monster” Mallen, who had been a cop for over thirty-five years until Alzheimer’s had taken both its toll and his shield. He remembered watching his Pops do this very thing every morning before he went out on his beat. Seemed only right that his son should do it, too…”

Hope you enjoy! If enough of you do, then there’s every chance this will be the first in a series of Mallen short stories.



My Latest Post is LIVE over at Criminal Element.

It’s all about my love of the 1970’s cop show, S.W.A.T.

Hope you enjoy!

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“There are some shows that change your life when you’re a kid. For some of you out there it might’ve been The Outer Limits. Or maybe it was Night Gallery. Perhaps even The A-Team.

For me?

S.W.A.T. was one of those shows.

In some other posts I’ve done here, I talked previously about a couple television shows that predate S.W.A.T., The Mod Squad, and also Harry O. I talked about how those shows reflected the times in which they were created, and I mentioned how S.W.A.T. was different. Now I’m going to tell you why.

A Compendium of my Criminal Element Posts.

I’m finally working on another Criminal Element post. I love Criminal Element. It’s the best place for fans of crime fiction and mysteries. All tastes of mysteries: cozy, noir, medical, movie mysteries, TV mystery shows… anything and everything mystery.

I have a lot of fun… no, I have A BLAST, writing posts for them. They’ve even come out with their first short story collection, The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble. This is the first and hopefully not the last of their themed short story collections, written by the contributors to their site.

On this occasion, I thought I would corral all the posts I’ve done for them, up to this point. I like to think I’ve contributed in a positive manner. You be the judge…

You can find me here, and here.


Hope you enjoy, and check out that short story collection, The Malfeasance Occasional!



The Book Trailer for UNTOLD DAMAGE

Without further ado, the book trailer for Untold Damage. MANY thanks to Kevin Finn and Monument Park Productions.