The last stuff I read wasn't crime fiction - sorry?
I'm currently, for more than the 1st time, going through my collection of over 40 different Dan Marlowe books of varying length, one after the other, in published order. I know quite a bit about him (he was my father's best friend) and it's fascinating yet heartbreaking to see what life and the publishing business did to Dan. "The Name of the Game is Death" his 7th published novel was according to Stephen KIng "a Classic" (King dedicated a novel to Dan) & I say not bad for a kid who was a B at best English student in grade school. A few very good novels after that and then, unfortunately, all down hill. He ended up writing tiny 30 page booklets for young kids and problem readers. Certainly not the way a man, who left a square life behind in his mid 40's, moved to a room in NYC & for the next 30 odd years of his life did almost nothing but pound a typewriter, would want to end up. When his wife died suddenly just before his move to New York, writing gave Dan something to live for--and then just as suddenly success took it away.
Hi, I'm reading "The Last Good Kiss" by James Crumley. After that I have Tami Hoag's "Deeper Than the Dead." Shes's a first time author for me.
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Picked up James Patterson's Tenth Anniversary. The tenth in his Women's Murder Club series. I know a lot of people are down on him, but I do enjoy this series. And a lightening fast pace is a nice change of pace.
Fatal Destiny - a Grace deHaviland Novel