I was born into the boring-but-safe suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan, sixty years ago. Spent an uneventful seventeen years growing up, then found myself in the rollicking sixties. Followed that with a grand experience as an Army draftee. Happily, I had a civilian skill as a printer, which led me to an assignment in Alaska, and not in Vietnam. Then returned to what passed for a normal life until just now. I've always enjoyed writing. I'd like to make money at it.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Dashiell Hammett (especially THE MALTESE FALCON and RED HARVEST): virtually every Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker: THE BIG SLEEP & FAREWELL, MY LOVELY by Raymond Chandler: THE PEOPLE LOOK LIKE FLOWERS AT LAST by Charles Bukowski: MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL by John Berendt.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Casablanca, Being There, Gone With the Wind, Bubba Ho Tep.
Modern Family, Monk, & House.
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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.