Matthew Ogborn

44, Male

United Kingdom

Profile Information:

Hometown:
London
About Me:
I am a journalist, writer, producer, director and photographer who has been fascinated with crime fiction from as early as I can remember thanks to my parent's incandescent love of the genre.
I Am A:
Writer
Website:
http://www.hurricanejim.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Too many to list, but standouts in recent years have been Andrea Camilleri and Italian crime fiction in general together with going back to the hard-boiled prose of Ross MacDonald and the like. John Connolly's early work, Elizabeth Redfern and the duelling kings James Lee Burke and Carl Hiaasen are ever presents in my collection, while Alafair Burke has snuck in too in recent years.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development have been the comedy shows to crease me up consistently, while I am fascinated by The West Wing for its breakneck pace and intelligent scripting. I also hugely enjoyed Firefly on DVD recently and the imperious Deadwood, David Milch is a true poet. Shark is very agreeable viewing, while I still yearn for the odd Inspector Morse episode for John Thaw's masterful portrayal. Let us not forget, Law and Order and SVU. Jerry Orbach was the king. Film fanatic and I enjoy a very eclectic mix of UK, US and foreign fare.

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  • Lyn LeJeune

    Sounds good...let me know when you will be here. The New Orleans Book Fair is on November 10---the website has some information and they will soon have the signup page there.
    You may want to go if you are not planning it already. It's a different kind of book fair, but more interesting than the usual mainstream stuff.
    I'll be there for sure! Lyn
  • Tom Cain

    Thanks for the very kind words, tho' I'd say the jury is still out on the success or otherwise of The Accident Man - still hoping for good things, tho!
  • James Twining

    Thanks for the add - thought we were lucky more than good on Saturday. Another day you would have been 3_0 up at half time. Hope you enjoy Tom Kirk!