Richard C. Katz
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About Me:
I am a crime fiction short story writer currently writing my first novel. I am a long time fan of film noir and classics writers and am discovering contemporary crime fiction.
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Books And Authors I Like:
The Long Goodbye is my favorite book. I enjoy anything by the classic writers (Chandler, Hammett, Cain, Thompson) and enjoyed Jack Wakes Up, Young Julius, Brooklyn Noir (anthology), The Last Good Kiss, any story with Easy Rawlings in it, most by Ellroy and everything by Crais or Leonard (even his Westerns).
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
MOVIES: All the classic noir films, especially Double Indemnity, The Asphalt Jungle, Gun Crazy, The Killers, His Kind of Woman, Out of the Past, Lady in the Lake, Theives' Highway; the lesser know gems like Fallen Angel, Brute Force, Nightmare Alley, Criss Cross; and contemporary neo-noir like Chinatown, Thief, Manhunter, Heat and To Live and Die in LA, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shaun Black wr/dir). TV: Law & Order and L&O:CI (especially episodes written by Marlane Meyer), Dexter, Wise Guy (w/a young Jonathan Banks), Crime Story, Breakng Bad, Better Call Saul, House of Cards, The Americans. I like procedural crime stories (like L&O) but am fascinated by crime stories that reveal evolving deep character (like Thief and BB).

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New short story, "Heavy Duty", on CrimeWAV podcast.

"Heavy Duty" is my latest crime fiction short story, posted as an audio file on the podcast, CrimeWAV. Please listen to it at Thanks!

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 6:00pm

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At 6:33am on April 10, 2010, Eve Paludan said…
Those day jobs keep interrupting our writing!
At 2:54pm on January 29, 2010, Richard C. Katz said…
My second crime fiction short story was just posted on A Twist of Noir! Please read "Every Dog" and leave a comment. I appreciate any suggestions or feedback from you all. Thanks!

The URL to the story is:
At 8:30am on December 29, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
I'm putting together a Mystery Cruise. Nov. 14-21, 2010. We're sailing from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera. Cabins start at $400. You can contact for info.

We are going to have a strong panel on short stories.
At 7:06am on November 6, 2009, Reece Hirsch said…
Hi Richard -- Thanks for accepting the invite (and for putting THE INSIDER on your reading list)! I think Scottsdale's also a pretty great place. Best of luck with the short stories. Reece
At 12:40pm on November 3, 2009, B.R.Stateham said…
Richard, just go to www.darkestbeforedawn. net (type it in) and then click the '2' button down below the little blip you'll first get.
At 6:21am on November 3, 2009, B.R.Stateham said…
Welcome, Richard. If you like murder and mayhem, you'll like it in here. Come over and check out my page--maybe we can connect in here and steal each other's plot lines.

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