I'm a former reporter for The Arizona Republic and have covered many crime stories in Arizona, including the murder of Republic reporter Don Bolles in 1976. My novel, PAY HERE, is available from Point Blank Press. I've just self-published Gunshots in Another Room: The Forgotten Life of Dan J. Marlowe, a biography of an amnesiac hard-boiled writer.
GET CARTER by Ted Lewis, THE NAME OF THE GAME IS DEATH by Dan J. Marlowe, THIS GUN FOR HIRE by Graham Greene. Other writers I like: Patricia Highsmith, Charles Willeford, Jason Starr, Ray Banks, Al Guthrie, Derek Raymond, Charles Bukowski, Thornton Wilder (THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY).
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire, Rescue Me, Deadline USA, The Big Carnival, Harper, Vertigo, Fargo, The Asphalt Jungle, Double Indemnity, Out of the Past.