Thursday, September 17, 2015

Free Book

If you haven't already read my legal mystery, Dead in the Water, you are in luck.  For the next three days, from September 18 through September 20, it will be available for free for Kindle on Amazon.  Now, you have no excuse for not reading this book, which has been called by one reviewer,
"An exciting thriller with plenty of surprises" and "A good entertaining read." If you do decide to read Dead in the Water, I would be extremely grateful if you would post a review on Amazon.  Reviews are the lifeblood of indie authors like me. So, thanks, and please enjoy.
P.S. Today the book is on sale at its regular price of $1.99 if you just can't wait to read it.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A View of Life

Some people say you should live every day like it is your last. I say live life every day like it is your first.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Praise for "Dead in the Water"

My mystery novel, Dead in the Water, has received some excellent reviews and for those,  I could not be more grateful. One of those very recent reviews was particularly kind. In the review,  the reviewer described as an avid  reader opined "Mr Basinski may now join the ranks of Gresham, Donnelley, and Turow." 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dead in the Water hits the Amazon Best Seller Lists!

Mystery Financial

As of today, my book, Dead in the Water is ranked No. 5 in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller/Financial category for Kindle books.  Please see the above link. Many thanks to all of you who have purchased the book.  I would be extremely grateful if you would please write a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are the independent writer's best friend.  Thanks to all.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Whirl Magazine

I just wanted to let everyone know that an article about my book, Dead in the Water, appears in the August 2015 issue of Whirl Magazine. Take a look at page 29 which features and article entitled "Write On" that discusses my book and my career.
Thanks to all at Whirl for the great job, especially, Rachel, Matthew and, of course, Christine.
Please take a look at the article and I hope you will also buy the book, which is available on and

Monday, July 27, 2015

Beach Essential: Dead in the Water

Please see the attached photograph courtesy of my friend, Dave Wentley, the son of my mentor, Dick Wentley. What a great idea!

News Release: Lieutenant Morales is a Success



Reviewers Demand More of Lieutenant Morales, the new Hero of the  Mystery Thriller, Dead in the Water


PITTSBURGH, PA (July 27, 2015)---Readers of  A.J. Basinski’s debut mystery thriller, Dead in the Water, find the hero of the novel. Lieutenant Mario Morales, to be almost irresistible.

 Since its release last February, Dead in the Water, has garnered extremely positive reviews from casual readers as well as editorial reviewers.  Most of those reviewers have focused on the appeal of Lieutenant Morales. One recent Amazon reviewer has called Lieutenant Morales, the “next James Bond.” 

The esteemed Kirkus Reviews has referred to Lieutenant Morales as a “steely man who won’t stop until he finds a solution.” 

Reviewers on the website have compared Morales to Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famed detective.

One thing all of the reviewers have consistently requested is more of Lieutenant Morales. Author Basinski has commented that “I am extremely pleased with the way readers have embraced Morales. I am truly humbled by the comparisons with James Bond and Hercule Poirot.  Of course, I will not disappoint the readers who have asked for more books featuring Lieutenant Morales. I am currently writing a second Morales novel, tentatively titled, A Reservation for Murder. Readers should look for the new book this fall. In the meanwhile, I hope they will enjoy Dead in the Water.


Dead in the Water is available for download as an e-book at,, and Barnes and,  It is also available in paperback on both of those websites.



For more information, contact the author, A.J. Basinski, at or by phone at 412-780-6659.