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Writing or rewriting?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JackBludis Mar 30, 2007.


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You looking at me, punk?
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Favorite dead writers: Goodis, Cain, Chandler, Hammett, Woolrich, McCoy, Marlowe, Willeford.

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Donald Hamilton, 1916-2006

Just read the news over at Mystery*File that Donald Hamilton is gone.

So damn sad. I went through a serious Hamilton phase in Fall 2001,

where I tracked down and devoured the first dozen Matt Helm adventures,

back to back. I'm pretty sure it was Ed Gorman who said that JFK was a

weenie because he preferred James Bond to Matt Helm; I'm inclined to

agree. Forget the Dean Martin movies; look at the original novels.… Continue

Posted on April 3, 2007 at 1:43pm

Thanksgiving in April

As if I needed any more reason to want to see Grindhouse as soon as humanly possible... here's comes this twisted little bit o' sickness from Eli Roth, the creator of such life-affirming movies as Cabin Fever and Hostel. It's a faux trailer for a slasher flick called… Continue

Posted on April 2, 2007 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

Why I Never Changed My Name

(Simulcast at secretdead.blogspot.com.)

"Duane Swierczynski" is quite a handle, isn't it? But hey, don't blame me. I've tried to change it before. Throughout my senior year of high

school I submitted short horror stories to whatever markets I could

find, including markets way out of my grubby little immature reach.

Markets like…

Posted on March 26, 2007 at 12:37am — 9 Comments

Say Everything?

(Simulcast at secretdead.blogspot.com.)

It's been a while since I read a piece that split me down the middle. Such was the case with Emily Nussbaum's "Say Everything," in this week's
New York magazine. Nussbaum details what she calls the new generation gap: kids,

teenagers and 20somethings who…

Posted on March 13, 2007 at 10:06pm — 3 Comments

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At 1:55am on January 20, 2011, JackBludis said…



Congratulations on your Edgar nomination. And to think I was a one of your first breakout parties.


Jack Bludis

At 9:55am on February 21, 2009, Wayde Klein said…
I have read all three of your books and truly enjoyed every damned one of them. Oddly enough, I "saw" each book in graphic form, especally The Wheelman, which, to me, was in black and white. The other two were "in color" but graphic, nonethe less.

Other than your novels, there has been only one other book that felt like I was watching an animated film as I read it:The Haven by Somebody Diamond....Richard? I don't know.

At any rate, thanks for the books....I love this genre and have been toying with the idea of trying to write a story of my own...a thought I never had, avid reader though I am...until I happened upon the " Hard Crime", "Dark Noir"...or whatever this genre is called.

Oh, Beat the Reaper was excellent!

Now, write something else!
At 2:22pm on February 4, 2009, Rodney Wiethop said…
A friend of mine recomended your books & man what a discovery. I read Severance Package,The Blonde, and The Wheelman in about 10 days. Great stuff !! I'm looking for "This Heres a Stickup" as we speak. Best!
At 2:34pm on September 8, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Just saying Hi.
Janet Reid has been raving about your novels, so there on my list now.
At 3:48am on December 5, 2007, DaRk LeA said…
Thanks for the add =)
At 11:47pm on September 30, 2007, Jimmy Callaway said…
Thanks, man. And I'm looking forward to that Moon Knight Annual.
At 5:28am on September 19, 2007, Clea Simon said…
Hey - got here via the links in Sarah's column. Sorry about the surgery. That stuff just all sucks. Read some Willeford (the one place, i think, we come together). Unless laughing will make it hurt more.
At 10:39pm on September 16, 2007, Julie Morrigan said…
Hi Duane - just finished The Wheelman and absolutely loved it! Thanks for a great read. Jools
At 10:55pm on August 15, 2007, Duane Swierczynski said…
Great suggestion, Dave. I just read the synopsis and, bam, sold. Ordered a copy.
At 3:26pm on August 15, 2007, Dave Richards said…
Hi Duane. Yes talking with you this afternoon was a blast. Thanks again for your time. I forgot to mention another book you might like, Hack/Slash from Devils Due Publishing. It's a horror/humor book for people who like good horror movies and love bad ones. There's currently two trades out.

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