No One is Safe – NEW – Luca Mystery – Book 15

The Luca series expanded, again.  No One is Safe, book 15 is now out! When the first girl goes missing… …his initial lead is the perfect lie. Is this a grand cover-up or a rush to judgment? With 20 years on the force, Detective Luca has seen much. A rape case and a...

Dan appears on The Chapter Goddess

Dan was a guest on The Chapter Goddess, a podcast and YouTube channel. They cover a lot of ground and you'll get an inside look at the craft of storytelling and life. Check it out. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0kAt13XZzc Podcast -...

Wine Tidbits and Recommendations

A collection of newsletter wine references, and tips on enhancing your wine experience.  Remember, the fun is exploring new types of wine and regions. CHIANTI - The image many Americans had of Chianti in a straw covered bottle full of low grade juice took a long time...

Dan Guests on Cops & Writers Podcast

It was a blast guesting on the wonderful and widely listened to Cops & Writers Podcast. The host, Patrick O'Donnell is the real deal and has a 25 year plus career in law enforcement. The latest episode of the Cops and Writers Podcast is now live with U.S.A....

The Weird, Whacky & Wild South

The Weird, Whacky & Wild South is a website devoted to exploring all the South (US) has to 'offer'. Since the Luca series is set in SW Florida, they did a piece on yours truly. Check it out here.

A Unexpected Surprise in the Florida Weekly

Naples author releases 14th novel in Luca Mystery Series April 07, 2022 Collier County resident Dan Petrosini is a regular guy, married with two daughters and a needy Maltese. A New York native, he teaches at local colleges, writes novels, and plays tenor saxophone in...

The Preserve Killer

The Preserve Killer - Book 14 in the Luca Mystery Series - is available as a pre-order at a discount! Just 2.99.  Get it before it's released at 5.99.

Red Herring

We hear the term 'red herring' used often, especially in mystery stories. Where does it mean and where did it come from? A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from finding the truth. Writers use the device to lead readers and audiences toward a false...

Buried at the Lake

Super stoked over this amazing cover for the latest Luca Mystery - Buried at the Lake   What do you think? The presumption was murder. Everyone assumed they knew the killer… …but what if they were wrong about the crime?