On Sale in September! The NEW Daniel Rinaldi Mystery!

Panic Attack, new 9/21Set for release this coming September, “PANIC ATTACK” is the sixth in the award-winning series of mystery thrillers from the mind of Dennis Palumbo.

This time, Pittsburgh psychologist and police consultant Daniel Rinaldi finds himself caught up in the investigation of a series of seemingly random sniper attacks.

The hunt for the Steel City Sniper leads to a heart-stopping conclusion that readers will never forget!

To pre-order “PANIC ATTACK,” please click here for Amazon Books. Or order from your favorite local independent bookstore or from the publisher’s website, Poisoned Pen Press.

For those who’ve yet to make the acquaintance of Pittsburgh’s most famous fictional psychologist, check out the previous five books (below) in the Daniel Rinaldi series.

Psychologist Dr. Daniel Rinaldi consults with the Pittsburgh Police. His specialty is treating victims of violent crime–those who’ve survived an armed robbery, kidnapping, or sexual assault, but whose traumatic experience still haunts them.

PANIC ATTACK” is the sixth in the Daniel Rinaldi Mysteries series written by Palumbo.


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“Dennis Palumbo’s Daniel Rinaldi books are cerebral thrillers of the first order, with twisting plots, terrifying villains, and a narrative driven by the insight and compassion of the psychologist at the center of it all.” –– Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty mysteries

“Palumbo’s thrillers are strictly for late at night and for readers who have no pressing engagements early the next day… (Rinaldi is) Jack Reacher with a psychology degree.”– Kirkus Reviews

“(The Daniel Rinaldi novels) are riveting.” – Publishers Weekly

“Palumbo, an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter turned psychotherapist, crafts tension-filled chapters and insightful sketches of people traumatized by violence.” — Booklist

“Rich, complex thrillers…with surprising twists and characters that leap off the page.” — Bobby Moresco (Oscar-winning writer producer of Crash and Million Dollar Baby)


BIOGRAPHY: DENNIS PALUMBO

Dennis Palumbo, author and psychotherapist

Dennis Palumbo, M.A., MFT is a writer and licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in creative issues. His acclaimed series of mystery thrillers–Mirror Image, Fever Dream, Night Terrors, Phantom Limb, Head Wounds  and the new Panic Attack (Sourcebooks/Poisoned Pen Press) features psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi. He’s also the author of Writing From the Inside Out (John Wiley), as well as a collection of mystery short stories, From Crime to Crime (Tallfellow Press).

Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter, Palumbo’s credits include the feature film My Favorite Year, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Screenplay. He was also a staff writer for the ABC-TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, and has written numerous series episodes and pilots.

His first novel, City Wars (Bantam Books) is currently in development as a feature film, and his short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand and elsewhere. He provides articles and reviews for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Lancet, and many others.

His column, “The Writer’s Life,” appeared monthly for six years in Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America. He’s also done commentary for NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Currently he writes the “Hollywood on the Couch” column for the Psychology Today website.

Dennis conducts workshops throughout the country and overseas, at both clinical symposia and writing conference. (A list of recent appearances is available on request.)

His work helping writers has been profiled in The New York Times, Premiere Magazine, Fade In, Angeleno, GQ, The Los Angeles Times and other publications, as well as on NPR and CNN. He’s also appeared numerous times on Between the Lines, the PBS author interview show.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Pepperdine University, he served on the faculty of UCLA Extension, where he was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

For more info, please write dennis@dennispalumbo.com