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Hometown:
Upstate New York
About Me:
I write crime/mystery novels, short stories, and flash fiction. My historical mystery short stories have been published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and elsewhere.
I Am A:
Writer
Website:
http://www.gigivernon.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Too many to name. Tana French, Joseph Finder, Adrian McKinty, Kevin Wignall, Josh Bazell, Ariana Franklin, Ruth Downie, Berlin Noir, The Fig Eater, Robert Wilson, Boris Akunin, Fatherland, Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, Smilla's Sense of Snow, Gorky Park, John Lawton, Tom Rob Smith.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Too many to name. Movies--The Third Man, Miller's Crossing, L.A. Confidential, Chinatown, A Very Long Engagement, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Blade Runner, Unforgiven, Saving Private Ryan. TV--Life on Mars, Foyle's War, Battlestar Galatica, Veronica Mars, The Wire, Rome,The Sopranos, Deadwood.

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Soon to be Released North Country Press Anthology

Sometime this fall, my short story "War Path" will appear in the North Country Press mystery anthology:


Doing a happy [war] dance!

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 5:37am

The web and writers

Writers push the web envelope in this NPR story:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89922777

Posted on May 20, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

My latest short story "Mattie in the Middle"

My historical mystery short story "Mattie in the Middle" is now available in the anthology Medium of Murder by Red Coyote Press.









The story's set in West Virginia during Prohibition. To save her wild kid sister from hanging for a mobster's murder, Mattie must turn to an annoying small-town newspaper man.



I started out with a completely different idea, but Mattie and her… Continue

Posted on May 15, 2008 at 2:00pm

Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston

I'm on a binge of discovering new authors. Never read any Huston before. I didn't realize what I was missing. Good stuff! Love a fresh take on a classic crime plot.

Posted on December 8, 2007 at 1:59am — 1 Comment

Drive by James Sallis

Discovered this book on several Amazon recommended crime fiction reading lists. The blurb on the cover says something like "hold onto your seat fast paced." It's not at all slow, but I wouldn't call it fast-paced exactly. It's short and tightly written. Very very slick with really interesting structure. I am now officially a huge James Sallis fan. Can't wait to read more.

Posted on December 5, 2007 at 3:19am

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At 2:46am on December 30, 2009, RONALD FEASEL said…
add me my please
requests full
http://www.freado.com/book/5120/THE-RHYME-MAN
At 12:35am on August 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Gigi , I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

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.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 4:49pm on October 1, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
Hey Gigi, here's a link to the RSS feed from your Twitter account. You should be able to use that in your external blog here.
At 6:29am on May 20, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Gigi
Best wishes for all your writing endeavors.
At 4:51am on February 22, 2008, Jason Starr said…
Hi Gigi, Thanks you! Great meeting u here! Cheers, JS
At 5:29am on December 5, 2007, Olav Guldbrandsen said…
Requested friendship just now. tempted to do so since you mention martin cruz smith, who's one of my favourites. James sallis also. But have you read Newton thornburg, or kem nunn? Maybe you would appreciate them.
At 8:39am on October 24, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Gigi, Greetings: Just to let you know that my New Orleans noir mystery, The
Beatitudes, has received 5 starred reviews! I am donating all royalties to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the public libraries. I have posted Chapter I on my blog www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com. Please read and if you like it, help rebuild a library for NOLA. Thank you Lyn LeJeune
At 9:54am on October 10, 2007, Pepper Smith said…
Thanks for inviting me, Gigi!
At 10:57am on August 25, 2007, Kelli Stanley said…
Thanks so much, Gigi!

The short story is the first I've written since high school (a longer period of time than I'd like to admit) and I wrote it specifically for Dave Zeltserman's noir e-zine, Hardluck Stories (http://www.hardluckstories.com). I am overjoyed that it's been accepted for the upcoming issue (out in the beginning of September). The title is Convivium, and it takes place four years before the events of my novel. The experience was a lot of fun, so I'm working on another before settling down to a final edit of my second novel.

It's so great to meet you--someone else who combines a love of history with a love of noir! I'm putting together a list of orders for my next mystery book store visit, and Adirondack Noir is one of them. :)

Please let me know when the 1934 Virginia story comes out. Is it set in the impoverished parts of the state, or the more affluent section? Appalachia has been called the "Forgotten America", and in the Depression, it was (as was everything) even worse. I can't wait to read the story!

Take care, and please stay in touch!

Kelli
At 6:06am on August 7, 2007, JackBludis said…
Good lists all the way ...
 
 
 

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