Salina, KS

United States

Profile Information:

About Me:
Some say I look like a first-cousin to a cat named Frankenstein--but I dunno. What I can say about me is that I am a husband, father, and grandfather and both a fan of the mystery/detective genre, (fan for about 45 years) and an author as well. I am fifty-nine years old but the mind is trying to convince the body it is significantly younger (and the body isn't listening!) I have novel out called Murderous Passions. It's the first of a series and I'm feverishly working on the next one as we speak.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Raymond Chandler, Lindsey Davis, Ed McBain, Dashiell Hammett, Tony Hillerman, John Maddox Roberts, Erle Stanley Gardner, Robert Ludlum, Erich Von Lustbader, Rex Stout, Louis L'Amour, Daniel Boorstein, Will and Ariel Durant, Earl Derr Biggers, Agatha Christie and lots and lots more.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Manchurian Candidtate (original)
Dial M for Murder
Nash Bridges
Miami Vice
Peter Gunn
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Magnificent Seven (original movie)
Seven Samurai
Orson Welles' The Stranger
Battlestar Galactica (newest version)

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  • Erin Hart

    Thanks for the welcome. Glad to be here, finally! Looking forward to chatting with everyone.
  • carole gill

    thank you BR, it was an interesting discussion.
    My husband is 007 obsessed--and I don't know how many times I've seen Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace (Craig's)--don't mind though!
    Love both of those films--love the new approach.
  • Carl J Tengstrom

    Thank you for asking. I have already started to write, but I think it will take a while to finish. The title will be something like: My Life In Crime
  • DJ Alling

    Thank you for your welcome. Personally I'm not sure I'd use bold to describe me as much as maybe a bit off in the head to wade into "the murky waters" of publishing, but regardless it is what I love, so I put everything I have into it. Just like every writer I know. :)
  • S. Ramos O'Bbriant

    Love the music! Thanks for the welcome.
  • Beth Groundwater

    Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Crimespace!
  • Molly Radcliff Headley

    I kind of figured. No worries though!

    Sounds keep me posted on book signings and message me your phone number---we can meet up
  • Matthew Quinn Martin

    stories and lies? sounds good
  • Nathalie Mege

    Thanks for your welcome. I look forward to reading your fiction. And hopefully you might be able to read mine one of these days: i just got news that a publisher friend will republish a translation of mine, which will allow me to spend at least a month writing ful time (instead of translating). Hoorah!
  • Michael Lion

    Thanks for the welcome, sir. And yes, the talent around here is, frankly, intimidating.
  • Elle Parker

    Thanks very much for the welcome!
  • Vidyarthi

    many thanks for your hospitality!
  • TonyB

    Thanks for the welcome. I really appreciate it.
  • Madeleine Harris-Callway

    Thanks, BR. Nice to be here.
    Best Madeleine
  • R. Michael Phillips

    Hi B.R.,
    Thanks very much for the welcome! I'll stop by your page and have a look round. I'm very impressed with what I've seen so far. I'd like to add you as a friend.
  • Ramona DeFelice Long

    Thank you for the welcome, B.R.

    After a long day of murder and mayhem, The Big Bang Theory is great comedic therapy!
  • Richard C. Katz

    Thanks, BR. I tried clicking on the link to read your story, but it didn't connect. I'll keep trying. (Paste the link into Explorer?) Great CrimeSpace page!
  • Rick Carlson

    Thanks BR glad to be here.
  • J.P. Farris

    Thanks so much for your friendship.

  • John Sullivan

    Hi BR,

    Thanks for the welcome. New to this, obviously, but have a question for folks out there. There's a great new author (well, it's his second book) that I've picked as best Canadian mystery of the year. But the publisher is a small house in Winnipeg, Manitoba. How do I get the word out about this guy? thx, js
  • Ana Dziengel

    I'll take a look at your short stories!
    Looking forward to reading them!
  • Kathy McIntosh

    thanks for the welcome.
  • Bill Bushman

    Ha! I have no doubt!
  • Madhuri Y

    Thank you for the welcome. I'm sure it will add great value.
  • Scott Cramton

    Thanks for the comments! I'm curious on where you live and write from!

    We're trying to merge live murder and books more!


    www.grimprov.com The Home of Murder Mystery Dinners
  • Charles A. Ray

    It's good to find a place with kindred spirits. I'm hoping to learn things to take my writing to a higher level. Of course, the main benefit is being able to communicate with people who have the same interests.
  • Phyllis J. Towzey

    Huge Perry Mason fan here, although I do like his A.A. Fair books as well. I have a fairly complete collection of the Perry Masons, mostly the original paperbacks - sadly, though, the pages have yellowed and many have come loose from the bindings. I will attempt to 'friend' you - haven't totally figured out how the space works yet.
  • Amanda Ward

    Thanks B.R. I like the look of MURDEROUS PASSIONS. Nice title. Will check it out.
  • Hilda

    Hii, thank you! Just checked out your profile and webpage. Did you self-publish?
    Love the music on your profile, totally stealing it!
    I will read more tomorrow, I'm exhausted so I'm off to bed!
  • Eve Paludan

    You had me at Murderous Passions. My two favorite things in a novel! :-)
  • Eve Paludan

    Thanks so much!
  • Stacy

    Thanks for the love, B.R.! I would love to be your friend! I enjoy your discussions on the forum! Good luck with your upcoming book!

    I think I'm gonna go the epublish route the next time around. I'm very excited about it and so is my agent! I think it's something I'll enjoy. There's was more advantages for authors with epublishing. I don't know if you know, but I've been published twice by the "big boys" and I don't believe it's for me, for many reasons. Authors gotta do what's right for them and just because you get traditionally published doesn't mean you're gonna be happy or, it's right for you. We all have to take our own individual paths! Experiences help us to see things in many ways.

    Good luck my friend!

    Best Wishes!

  • Judy Jacoby

    Thanks for the welcome!

  • Benjamin Sobieck

    Yes, actually I liked it more than "Passions." I told people I was reading about a pirate detective. That got them interested.
  • Kemosabe

    Thank you BR you beat me to it. I followed you over here and though I haven't had the chance to check it out it seems like the place for me.
  • Kemosabe

    That's the way I like it too, BR.
  • Jack Getze

    In bookstores, people look at this picture (it's the one on my books) and then me, and then back at the picture. I say, "It's my son."
  • arlene hunt

    Heh, if I ever stop I'll know I'm dead.
  • Toetag

    Thanks, maybe I'll check you out.
    See you in hell :)
  • Kemosabe

    What's up BR? Ive been a little overwhelmed lately. I have several novels I need to work on and Im trying to publish myself 3 more novels on kindle and smashwords and other ebook stores. Ive given up trying to get published. Ive gone through that bullshit off and on for over twenty years. I paid an artist 250 bucks for the ebook cover you see in my pic then on the second one I was going to publish I didnt like what he came up with, we got in a dispute and I fired him. heh heh Ive never fired anyone before. Ive been fired enough times. Anyway now Im having to learn how to make my own ecovers and on and on. Whats up with you?
  • Kemosabe

    Ill maybe give them a jingle. Since I fired my last artist Ive been monkeying around with trying to do it myself. But I dont like it, BR, and Id much rather be writing. Ive got a lot planned. Like you Ive had computer trouble. Lost my hard drive on my laptop and paid for another and I lost my word processor. Ive been too cheap to buy another. Ive finally transferred my NOP to this desktop which still has a word processor. And on and on. I have a novel triology located in Ancient Egypt Im trying to get off the ground. Its nice to have problems though for it means Im writing. When I sold real estate I moved and hit a slack time. When business picked up and I opened a few escrows and started have problems and I realized that it felt good. Keep up the good work.
  • Sandra Ruttan

    Hard to do, as I never seem to be sitting still these days!
  • Marja McGraw

    Thank you! I'm looking forward to some interesting discussions.
  • Alison Baptiste

    Thanks for the welcome, looking forward to being on this site.
  • Ed M

    Thank you for the welcome! I'm interested in seeing more of the site, and meeting fellow writers.
  • Jacqueline Young

    Thank you. It's an exciting time for us here at YoungRebel. I look forward to getting to know you all here at Crimespace better.
  • Kyra J.Cross

    Hi, there. I think I'll enjoy discovering new contacts. new views etc. Nice meeting you too.
  • Carol Bridgestock

    Thank-you! Everyone is being so nice on crimespace it is lovely to chat with other crime authors and readers! Happy New Year B!

    Carol :-)



  • Terrence McCauley

    You too, BR. Love your work.