Albert Tucher
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Albert Tucher's Discussions

Libraries as publishers?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin Sobieck Jun 29, 2013.

I would have chosen "edgy."
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mari Sloan May 19, 2012.

The Killing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Jul 6, 2011.


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Albert Tucher replied to Peter Bartram's discussion Best crime novels set in the 1960s
"Are you interested only in American fiction, Peter? My favorite novel from that period is THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN, by the Swedish authors Sjowall and Wahloo."
Jul 9, 2016
Albert Tucher replied to David Neilson's discussion Hi! Just joined the site.
"Welcome, David. I just googled Candy Matson: ; Completely new to me, but she sounds great."
Jan 5, 2016
Albert Tucher replied to Mark B. Plimley's discussion Private Investigator or police force?
"Mark, the police would not get involved unless your protagonist presented them with good reason to believe that a crime had been committed. It is not illegal to disappear or to join a cult. Private investigators make much their living off…"
Jul 7, 2015
Albert Tucher replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"I do think I would draw the line at a hit man who never went to prison for his crimes."
Jul 11, 2014
Albert Tucher replied to J. E. Seymour's discussion Do you care about the author?
"I separate the author and the work. In my twenty-year attempt at an operatic singing career I sang the music of Richard Wagner without compunction. The man is dead, while the music survives. I'm glad it's not the other way around. The case…"
Jul 10, 2014
Albert Tucher replied to James Buckley's discussion New York Voice
"Brad Parks is very good on Newark. And there's this guy Albert Tucher, who has lived in central Jersey since 1955 and has a Jersey girl protagonist named Diana Andrews. The novella THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE is her latest case. (Sorry, but if you…"
Jun 20, 2014
Albert Tucher replied to John Pappan's discussion How do YOU manufacture a story title?
"For about half of my stories the title comes with the initial idea. It's the easiest part of the process. If I don't get lucky, I will wait until I have something approaching a final version of the story and then read it with an eye for a…"
Apr 26, 2014
Albert Tucher replied to MC - Tina's discussion What are you watching in the way of mystery material?
"I'm not sure they qualify as mysteries, but I'm waiting for the return of THE AMERICANS and ORPHAN BLACK."
Jan 10, 2014
Albert Tucher replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Peter O'Toole dies
"MY FAVORITE YEAR is one of the great comedies. I also remember seeing THE RULING CLASS when it was new, and being blown away by it."
Dec 18, 2013
Albert Tucher replied to Lee Lamothe's discussion Elmore Leonard and popular culture
"I was about to make that point. Teachout seems to assume that the split between popular culture and high art is a constant, when in fact it's recent. For many years music was my preoccupation. Even in the late 19th century Verdi and…"
Dec 9, 2013
Albert Tucher replied to Dan L. Coleman's discussion CALL FOR WRITING PEEVES
"Now we're getting warmed up! I try to avoid flashbacks, but sometimes nothing else works. I can seldom read present-tense narration, though."
Oct 10, 2013
Albert Tucher replied to Teresa Burrell's discussion Witness Protection
"Check out WITSEC : inside the Federal Witness Protection Program, by Pete Earley and Gerald Schur (Bantam Books, 2002). "
Oct 3, 2013
Albert Tucher replied to Dan L. Coleman's discussion CALL FOR WRITING PEEVES
"I can't stand what is happening with comparatives and superlatives. I think my dentist can tell when I have been grinding my teeth over horrors like "most well known" and "most high profile." That second one if doubly…"
Oct 1, 2013
Albert Tucher replied to Karen Dionne's discussion The Secret to Writing Faster
"Interesting. I find, though, that I make typos all the time when I write by hand. My mind gets too far ahead of my hand."
Sep 14, 2013
Albert Tucher replied to Andrew Drummond's discussion Have you ever "murdered" an annoying acquaintance from real life in a novel?
"Brad Parks murdered a friend of mine in one of his novels, but that was at the friend's request. "Hey, Brad, put me in your book." "Vinnie, if I do that, I'll have to kill you." "Cool!""
Sep 14, 2013
Albert Tucher replied to Caroline Trippe's discussion Something To Chew On: Your Cold Case Assignment
"I recall hearing a talk by retired Lieutenant John Dove, who headed the Brooklyn cold case squad in the 1990s. He told us that the golden age of cold case investigation is already over, and it was brief. In the 1990s crime rates dropped drastically…"
Sep 12, 2013

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About Me:
I'm the author of several unpublished novels and more than twenty published stories about prostitute Diana Andrews.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Tom Kakonis, Charles Willeford,Peter Abrahams, Christa Faust, Lee Child, K.C. Constantine, Thomas Perry. More will occur to me.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
City Confidential, Reunion, Under Suspicion, Flash Forward, Rubicon. Basically, anything I like is going to get canceled.

Albert Tucher's Blog

The Same Mistake Twice: New Diana Andrews novella

Prostitute Diana Andrews has a business problem, and his name is John Doe.

Available here.…


Posted on July 25, 2013 at 12:28am

New Diana Andrews story: The Retro Look

Prostitute Diana Andrews has to get the Atlantic City police off her back, even if it means breaking up a casino rip-off and solving two murders, one twenty years cold and the other scalding hot.


New from Untreed Reads. Also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


The Retro Look



Posted on June 19, 2012 at 7:30am

Write Stuff conference

My review of the Write Stuff conference, held every March in Allentown, Pa., is now up at Elaine Ash's Ashedit blog. I'll give you a one-word summary here: recommended.

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:50am

Mysterical-e Winter 2011-12 issue

The new issue of Mysterical-e is live, with my stand-alone storyThe Tango Queen.Set at Harvard in 1947, it's pretty far from Diana Andrews territory.

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 12:07am

BSP: Diana Andrews at Untreed Reads

It was supposed to be a lucrative job posing as a rich man's girlfriend, but that was before someone ended up dead. Now the police are leaning on prositute Diana Andrews and making her cooperate with them. From Cape May to darkest Morris County, New Jersey, she must investigate old money and murder and hope she's not the next victim.



Posted on December 19, 2011 at 11:01pm

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At 4:03pm on July 6, 2011, Noir Nation said…

Hi Albert,  the discussion on the forum about social commentary in crime fiction has gotten quite a lot of responses.  This has inspired us at Noir Nation to add a new section to the first issue of Noir Nation wherein writers opine on the following question: Must crime noir have a moral point?  The word limit is 300 to 500 words. Include short bio, and photo. There is a $25 honoraria, payable on publication. Best five get published in Issue No. 1. Send to


-- Eddie Vega, Noir Nation editor in chief
At 2:29pm on June 20, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Check out We Can't Dance Together at A Twist of Noir!
(based on that Steely Dan song that's been stuck in your head since 1980)
At 12:03pm on June 15, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Thanks for the friendship!
At 12:51am on August 1, 2009, Matthew Quinn Martin said…
thanks for the comment up on Twist of Noir (after three days of trying I've given up trying to figure out how to comment here it is)...nice stuff on your front up there too...
At 8:40pm on June 26, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Albert, I wanted to introduce to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
At 12:11pm on February 28, 2009, Albert Tucher said…
I don't know how I stayed unaware of this site for so long, when almost everybody I know is here.

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