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Hometown:
Glasgow, Scotland
About Me:
I was born at an early age and led a sheltered childhood in a small English village. A crime fiction fan from a young age, I wanted to be one of Enid Blyton's Famous Five and fight crime with the aid of only a basket of cucumber sandwiches and a bottle of ginger beer. I spent my spare time following mysterious strangers around the village - especially those with cockney accents and a couple of days' growth of stubble - until a complaint from the new local vicar put a stop to my sleuthing career. I then decided I wanted to be Nancy Drew - I coveted her cool friends, her dashing boyfriend, her understanding father and her lovely car. Sadly, after re-reading one recently I discovered that either Nancy or I had changed - she was a pompous prig, her friends were whiny and self absorbed, her father was uncaring and her boyfriend was a wet drip. I still liked the car though.

I now live in Glasgow, where I havea thrilling dual career as a mild-mannered pension consultant by day, and an unemployed superhero by night. For relaxation I listen to Dean Martin, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Ramones, and enjoy salsa, cha cha cha and merengue - despite having two left feet
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Books And Authors I Like:
Ken Bruen, Eddie Muller, Barbara Seranella, Al Guthrie, Ray Banks, Victor Gischler, Neil Smith, Megan Abbott, Bill Fitzhugh, Steve Brewer, Charles Willeford, John Baker, Stuart Pawson, Mark Haskell Smith, Charlie Williams, Duane Swierczynski, Jim Thompson, Colin Cotterill, David Corbett, Sean Doolittle, Joe Lansdale, Tony Broadbent, Daniel Woodrell, Arnaldur Indridason...I'd better stop there - basically anything dark, warped or funny.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Night of The Hunter, Gilda, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Awful Truth, Out of The Past, Sexy Beast, Gangster No. 1, Diva, Too Late For Tears, The Ladykillers, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Killers, Some Like It Hot, School For Scoundrels...film noir, screwball comedy and Ealing comedy

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What I Read in May

http://bigbeatfrombadsville.blogspot.com/2009/05/what-i-read-in-may.html

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 6:53am

It's A Fair Cop, Guv

Today the police turned up at my door. Again. Now, I don't know about you, but whenever a policeman turns up at my door and says "Are you Donna Moore?" I always start to panic. Of course, it's to be hoped that a policeman isn't going to turn up at your door and say "Are you Donna Moore?" That's an altogether different problem. My immediate response is to think a) Oh my God what's happened to everyone I love, followed swiftly by b) What the hell have I done? and sometimes c) Has someone sent me… Continue

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

I Came THIS Close To A Bear

...oh yes I did. And its breath stank of fish.



No post yesterday. I had a horrendous migraine, so didn't get a chance to do anything.



So I managed to cram two days events into one. I went shopping to Nordstroms. Ah...home.…



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Posted on October 27, 2008 at 11:33pm — 3 Comments

Aqutak For Breakfast







Well, I am just waiting for my flight to Anchorage. It was snowing heavily yesterday and when I rang Penair to find out what time I needed to check in and how bad the snow needed to be before they stopped the planes flying the guy at the… Continue

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 4:30am

Needless To Say...I Cried

But first...Donna Messes Up.



So, last night I finally got back to Aniak after being fog-bound in Kalskag. Before we left, all the teachers left me in the school in Kalskag to answer the phone (so, Ewan, you were right - first I was a pilot, yesterday afternoon I was a teacher's assistant (one of the teaching assistants didn't turn up so I got to spend all afternoon with one class). I read to them, helped them with maths (oh-oh - the poor kids are going to fail their next test, and… Continue

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

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At 2:07am on July 27, 2010, Mosi Tyrone Wells said…
Very nice shots of the Bear and ice
At 10:19am on July 12, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Check out 'Inseparable' at A Twist of Noir!
At 11:34am on September 19, 2009, Naomi Hirahara said…
Donna! Just read the news about OLD DOGS on Sarah's web site! Congrats, congrats, congrats.
At 12:36pm on July 19, 2009, JackBludis said…
Just a hello ... hope to see you in Indianapolis.
At 3:07am on April 28, 2009, Robin Jarossi said…
Still waiting for Paying for It to arrive, but I'm looking forward to it. I'm sure TB will get a lot of attention this year. He's under the radar in London right now.
At 2:31am on February 16, 2009, Mike Brown said…
I was in Edinborough last year Rebus country but we spent most of our time in England.Next time I want to see more of Scotland and Glasgow will certainly be a destination.
At 4:49pm on February 15, 2009, Mike Brown said…
Donna , just wondering if you ever read Louise Welsh. She writes of Glasgow and I'd like to know if she has it right.If you like dark,warped and funny you might like her books.
At 9:31am on December 23, 2008, Gordon Harries said…
parental units. Bah.

‘Sons of Anarchy’ is by some of the same people (Kurt Sutter’s the show runner, who was one of the principal writers on The Shield for several years, I believe he even played a character who ended up getting capped by everyone’s favorite cop killer at one point.)

Improbably, he maintains a blog: www.sutterink.blogspot.com
At 9:06am on December 23, 2008, Gordon Harries said…
Oh, man …don’t. my folks are soapaholics, they literally spend the evening skipping from Hollyoaks to Neighbors to emmer dale to Coronation Street to …you get the idea.

Yeah, I think ‘The Devil’s Redhead’ is my favorite too, although I think the international incident aspect towards the end is a bit ..wonky. (Honestly, I think both of the later books are better, but Redhead remains my favorite.) REALLY looking forward to his new one.

Gordon.
At 8:51am on December 23, 2008, Gordon Harries said…
Hi Donna,

I see that you’re a fan of David Corbett too. I’m re-reading his stuff at the moment, makes a pleasant diversion from all this ‘wholesome’ Christmas TV (Bah Humbug etc.)

Gordon.

Latest Activity

Cher commented on Donna Moore's blog post It's A Fair Cop, Guv
"Hi Donna, I really enjoyed your blog post about the police visits to your home. Would you consider letting us air it sometime on a crime fiction podcast, www.crimecitycentral.com ? I realize that it's not technically fiction, but we're not…"
Aug 9, 2012
Donna Moore replied to Patrick Balester's discussion Is LA still the capital of noir fiction?
"I agree with Benjamin and his saggy, sprawling metropolis :o) Any and every city can be - and often is - noir. And then what about the country? Daniel Woodrell's small Ozak towns are totally noir. Or Jim Thompson? So I don't think…"
Sep 6, 2010
Donna Moore replied to Jim Thomsen's discussion Is There Positivity in Negative Reviews?
"I think you are doing Jen Forbus a dis-service. I find the reviews she writes are excellent - informative and well thought out. Just because she's positive about the books she reviews, doesn't mean she'd not being honest. OK, so she…"
Aug 24, 2010
Donna Moore left a comment for Amanda Ward
"Hi Amanda - thanks so much for your lovely comment! I'm really glad you enjoyed it."
Aug 17, 2010
 
 
 

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