To everyone on CrimeSpace, from sunny Harare, Zimbabwe, in the middle of Christmas Day, have a happy and prosperous holiday, and may the new year spawn a whole new crop of tantalizing mysteries to…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Dec 27, 2011.
A man always takes full responsibility for his actions. That’s what Uncle Buddy used to say to us boys who hung around him all the time. Uncle Buddy was something of an enigma. He never told us where he came from, but from the way he talked we knew he wasn’t from East Texas. He didn’t have that slow, sugary…Continue
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Posted on November 6, 2011 at 5:06pm
I've been busy adding to the Al Pennyback series, and in those I follow the rules of mystery writing; a crime, a criminal and victim, lots of clues, and a protoganist who faces long odds but prevails in the end. A good mystery story, though, doesn't always have to be about a crime. In my latest short story, Sour Note, a continuation of a series of stories about Louis Dumkowski, a born loser who…Continue
Posted on September 7, 2011 at 11:31pm
March 24, Oakland, CA
The sun, just rising, made the hills around San Francisco look like green jewels, and the Golden Gate Bridge gleamed in the early morning light, as the Christina B out of Hong Kong made her way slowly through the bay, heading for a dock at Oakland terminal.
Captain Chow Hung Fat, a slender Chinese with close-cropped iron gray hair, felt every one of his sixty years as he stood at the front of the wheelhouse, watching the…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2011 at 1:02am