Phantom Limb, Dan Rinaldi mystery

Psychologist and Pittsburgh Police consultant Daniel Rinaldi’s new patient, former Hollywood starlet Lisa Campbell, is kidnapped right outside his office.

This draws him into a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a brilliant, lethal adversary. Complicating things is Lisa’s wealthy, influential family, whose members conceal dark, unsettling secrets of their own.

PHANTOM LIMB, fourth in the series of thrillers that Publishers Weekly calls “riveting,” will keep readers guessing until the very last page.

Order NOW to join Daniel Rinaldi–called by Kirkus Reviews “Jack Reacher with a psychology degree”–as he journeys into a labyrinth of deception and murder.

You can order PHANTOM LIMB from your favorite independent bookstore, or from the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press.

You can also order PHANTOM LIMB direct from Amazon.

Check out the first three Daniel Rinaldi thrillers (below) MIRROR IMAGE, FEVER DREAM and NIGHT TERRORS–all available from Poisoned Pen Press, Amazon and fine bookstores everywhere!

Night Terrors, third Daniel Rinaldi mystery


Pittsburgh psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi is called in to help retired FBI profiler Lyle Barnes through his terrible night visions. Not an easy task, since Barnes is also the target of an unknown assassin whose mounting list of victims paralyzes the city…


“In Palumbo’s riveting third Daniel Rinaldi mystery (after 2011’s FEVER DREAM), answers prove elusive as the murders begin to pile up. Palumbo ratchets up the stakes in this psychological thriller, but maintains the emotional complexity…” –Publisher’s Weekly

“Palumbo’s thrillers are strictly for late at night and for readers who have no pressing engagements early the next day.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Palumbo, an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter turned psychotherapist, uses all his professional experience to craft short, action- and tension-filled chapters and insightful sketches of people traumatized by violence.” –BookList

“Authentic and fast-paced, NIGHT TERRORS is a thrilling plunge into the mind of an obsessed killer. This is something you don’t want to miss!” –Stephen Jay Schwartz (LA Times bestselling author, BOULEVARD and BEAT)

“Dennis Palumbo takes a brilliant premise and turns it into the kind of thriller most of us wish we could write. Thrills, surprises, and memorable characters. A terrific book.” –Timothy Hallinan (Edgar-nominated author of the Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender thrillers)

“A brilliant, gripping emotional journey, full of the great characters and satisfying, unexpected turns we’ve come to expect from author/shrink Dennis Palumbo.” –Thomas B. Sawyer (author of the best-selling thrillers THE SIXTEENTH MAN and NO PLACE TO RUN)

“Dennis Palumbo is a master of character, psychology and setting, and NIGHT TERRORS showcases these skills to great effect. Highly recommended!” –John Lescroart (NY Times best-selling author, THE OPHELIA CUT)

“Another terrific ride from Dennis Palumbo’s Daniel Rinaldi series. A page turner of the first order.” –Bobby Moresco (Oscar-winning writer/producer of Crash and Million Dollar Baby)

“Don’t miss NIGHT TERRORS. It’s his best yet.” –Thomas Perry, Edgar-winning and NY Times best-selling author

“From the discovery of a truncated corpse in a deserted West Virginia farmhouse in the dead of winter to a breathless shoot-out in an abandoned Pennsylvania steel mill, the suspense never lets up.” –Dick Lochte, L.A. Times best-selling author (SLEEPING DOG, BLUES IN THE NIGHT)

Friends, you can order NIGHT TERRORS now! If–like me–you want to support independent bookstores, here’s a link to stores in your area, click here: Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Otherwise, you can order at or Barnes and Noble and thank you! –Dennis

PS: Take a look at this interview with Dennis Palumbo for the mystery website THE BIG THRILL. The interviewer, Sandra Parshall, asked a wide range of interesting questions. –D

From Crime To Crime, short story collection, now an e-book!

Palumbo’s acclaimed collection of mystery short stories, From Crime To Crime is now available as an e-book. These classic whodunnits are perfect for readers of all ages!

For Kindle, click here.  For the Nook E-reader: From Crime to Crime by Dennis Palumbo, Tallfellow Press. Of course, it’s still available in the print edition from, and at select bookstores.

Click here to buy “From Crime To Crime” through Amazon.



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  1. Saw you on Barry Kibrick Between The Lines and really enjoyed learning about you and your Psychology Today column, and was hoping to be able to follow your writings there and elsewhere either on Facebook and/or twitter, etc, but couldn’t find your writings those places yet, so reaching out to you via your website here 🙂
    Thanks so much for your help with getting better acquainted with your column
    I’m also a psychotherapist, writer, and medical intuitive, by and by…
    Be well, Taylor Stokes

  2. I saw your impressive interview with Barry Kibrick and thought you might be able to give me some information. I am a former resident of Pittsburgh where I went to a psychiatrist who is now dead. I am old myself now, living in California, and would like to read the notes that this doctor made of me. I sent a letter to him and his wife; it was returned. They are both now dead.
    Would you be able to give me information or help me find out how I could get these records now since they’d not be helpful to anyone but me. Thanks.

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