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The Sister Queens by Justin ScottThe Sister Queens, an historical thriller starring William Shakespeare snared in the rebellion against the Queen of England, will be published on February 6, 2024 by Severn House,(ISBN# 9781448312740 (Hardcover).



Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 6 pm at The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007.

Can’t make it? PRE-ORDER SIGNED COPIES from The Mysterious Bookshop by clicking here .
For a personal inscription, call 212-587-1011 or email


March 12, Tuesday, 2024, 6-7pm at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, (East 20th Street), New York, NY 10003
(Ask a member to invite you!)

Forty Days And Forty NightsForty Days And Forty Nights by Amber Edwards & Justin Scott, a novel of the Mississippi River, was published by University of Louisiana Press (ISBN# 1946160768 on October 5, 2021.

Forty Days And Forty NightsAmber Edwards, Justin Scott’s wife, made award-winning documentary films for thirty years before deciding to write a thriller. Justin decided he could not go wrong joining forces with a seasoned story teller. They had a ball.

Press Release by UL Press - click here

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Newtown Home Perfect Spot for Couple in the Arts by Frank Rizzo

Mystery Writers of America CookbookBest-selling suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark invites you on a tour of Manhattan's most iconic neighborhoods in this anthology of all-new stories from the Mystery Writers of America.

"...There were three that definitely grabbed me more than the others: Evermore by Justin Scott (this my favorite), Copycats by N.J. Ayres, and last but not least, The Baker of Bleecker Street by Jeffery Deaver..."

Hope Sloper (NetGalley)

"...But particularly enjoyed Justin Scott's take on a mystery with the element of time travel. A modern day bank robber ends up partnered with the very alive Edgar Allan Poe who is having trouble publishing a best seller in today's market that will make him eligible to win the award that bears his name. It's a fast paced shoot 'em up full of ironic commentary on what authors have to deal with & Poe gets all the best lines ("Do not expect me to be frightened by an armed robber. I'm accustomed to agents & publishers..."

Sandy Sandilands (NetGalley)

Mystery Writers of America CookbookThe Mystery Writers of America is launching the MWA Cookbook, edited by Kate White. 

Justin Scott  has contributed his recipe of  "Captain Will's High Latitudes Vodka Gimlet" to the Mystery Writers of America's. A Mystery Lover's Cookbook. ("Captain Will" is Will Spark, the heroic villain of the Paul Garrison thriller Buried at Sea.)

Justin Scott and Clive Cussler signed 1000 books and answered questions for a live audience at Poisoned Pen Bookstore and for people we streamed to on line.

Signing event on March 3rd 2015.

March 5, 2014 Justin Scott and Clive Cussler signing the just-published The Bootlegger at the Justin Scott and Clive Cussler signing The BootleggerPoisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale for a long, long line of Isaac Bell readers who tend to be as friendly as they are lively. The annual ritual is bracketed by Cussler and Scott pounding away at the new Bell in Cussler's Arizona office.

The CutthroatThe Cutthroat by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott is #1 New York Times Best Seller List April 2, 2017.



RampageRampage re-issued Hardcover and E-Book format by Pegasus Publishers May 9th 2017.



In Sunlight or in Shadow A Woman in the Sun by Justin Scott in a short story anthology based on paintings by Edward Hopper In Sunlight or in Shadow.

"... Best anthology theme I ever heard, was my immediate reaction when Lawrence Block told me his idea for a collection of short stories inspired by Edward Hopper paintings. Hopper paintings are stories—better yet, they pose the beginning of a story, or the end, and sometimes both. Larry even had a terrific title—In Sunlight or in Shadow—and a bold publisher willing to reproduce the paintings in full color. I made it clear I would be delighted for a chance to contribute. (Having inspired me to start writing, many decades ago, the poor devil had little choice but to invite me.) It turned out to be the most interesting writing job. I chose “A Woman In The Sun,” a full length portrait of a naked lady in a beach house.


Edward Hopper, A Woman in the Sun,
Whitney Museum of American Art

I studied it for many days, repeatedly, as I would when writing an historical novel in order to absorb the common details recorded in a hundred year old photograph. All of a sudden, I thought I saw where she was going...."

Justin Scott

The Gangster#1 New York Times Best Seller List March 20, 2016, The Gangster by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott:

#1 Hardcover Best Sellers
#1 E-Book Best Sellers
#1 Combined Print and E-Book Best Sellers

"...Clive Cussler and Justin Scott bring 1906 to life in vivid technicolor descriptions in THE GANGSTER. Detective Isaac Bell, star employee of the Van Dorn Agency, is charged with..."

Judy Gigstad (Bookreporter)

Isaac Bell is back in a thrilling new adventure — the ninth in his series.

"...New York City, 1906. The Black Hand, a criminal syndicate composed largely of Italian immigrants, has the city in a tight grip of fear. Isaac Bell, of the Van Dorn Agency, is tasked with putting a stop to their crimes (which include, but are not limited to, extortion and kidnapping). But Bell soon begins to wonder: Is the Black Hand a cover for a darker, more subtle form of crime? A series of murders—the victims are all highly placed in society—leads Bell to the shocking truth. As usual, this latest Bell thriller combines a vivid historical environment with a top-notch story and enjoyable, realistic characters. Bell, the detective whose nimble intellect often gets him out of tight situations, is one of Cussler’s most engaging protagonists . . . and the Isaac Bell novels lead the way in terms of quality..."

David Pitt (Booklist)

The Man Who Loved The Normandie by Justin Scott. EBook cover design by Irina VirovetsThe LOS ANGELES TIMES called The Man Who Loved The Normandie (originally published in the USA in 1981 as "Normandie Triangle") "A big ... brilliantly plotted novel of World War II espionage."

Kindle eBook available on Amazon.

The short story Evermore by Justin Scott was published June 2, 2015 in an anthology Manhattan Mayhem, edited by Mary Higgins Clark, celebrating the Mystery Writers of America's 70th anniversary.

The short story Take Off Your Clothes by Justin Scott was published in the Private Eye Writers of American anthology, called Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora, and edited by Bob Randisi.

The Janson Option The Janson Option comes out in paperback on September 30, 2014.

Click here to read reviews


The Empty Eye of the Sea by Justin Scott. EBook cover design by Irina VirovetsThe Empty Eye of the Sea appeared originally in the UK. Kindle eBook available on Amazon, eBook available in iBooks store.