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Hometown:
Chicago, IL
About Me:
Reader of all the good stuff: Crime, hardboiled, noir, mystery, suspense... whatever the good stuff is being called at any given moment.

I write some, too, just in a far less than prolific manner.
I Am A:
Reader
Books And Authors I Like:
Departed:

Jim Thompson
David Goodis
Harry Whittington
Gil Brewer
Dan Marlowe
Charles Willeford
Eugene Izzi
Ed McBain
Peter Rabe
Paul Cain
Richard S. Prather

And on and on...


Still Kicking:

Victor Gischler
Kent Harrington
Anthony Neil Smith
Ken Bruen
Elmore Leonard
Allan Guthrie
Duane Swierczynski
Scott Wolven
Kent Anderson
Ray Banks
Christa Faust
Mike Maclean
Megan Abbott
Charlie Williams
Charlie Stella
Richard Marinick
Don Winslow
etc.

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At 5:18am on August 25, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Kent , 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 3:38am on September 27, 2007, mtmorgan said…
The Big Adios is a cool place to hang.
Brewer, Marlowe, Willeford, Goodis, Whittington-- I'm in complete agreement. Murder Me For Nickels is the only Rabe I really liked, but it's a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
At 3:14am on August 11, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Thanks for being a reading from the windy city. Ever been to The Big Easy - or as Clete in James Lee Burke's novels calls it - The Big Sleazy?
My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
At 9:40pm on August 2, 2007, Tony Black said…
Kent, thanks for the invite...
Tony.
At 9:23am on August 2, 2007, Simon Wood said…
So that's what you look like.
At 3:00am on July 31, 2007, Eric Stone said…
Hi Kent, I like your author list. I'm also very fond of Chicago and am there at least once or twice a year. My sister is a photographer with the Trib. I'll be there in October, probably the 24th and 25th. I'll let you know details when I've got them.
At 5:10am on June 6, 2007, Kent Gowran said…
Wealth? I don't know much about that beyond what I've read in books. Heh. One of those myths, I reckon.
At 2:17am on June 6, 2007, Craig Clarke said…
Thanks. I think you'll find I, Claudius fits nicely into your usual reading. Only the time and setting (and the epic feel) are changed.
At 1:42am on June 6, 2007, Craig Clarke said…
Hey, Kent. Looks like a nice place.
At 11:14am on June 5, 2007, L. A. Starks said…
Love Chicago! Spent 3 years there (northern Indiana and U of C business school) and set a chapter of 13 DAYS: THE PYTHAGORAS CONSPIRACY there.
 
 
 

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