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Lots of book, publishing and marketing chat with Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts author Mitzi Szereto.
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Mitzi Szereto chats from South Florida with Boston’s Joe Viglione on Visual Radio in a two-part interview about books, writing, publishing, and her controversial new release Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts.
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My taxi pulled up at the traffic lights on the way into Jerusalem late Sunday night. A half dozen Breslav hassids were bouncing up and down in front of the traffic, waving signs and grinning with the exultation of wedding party dancers. They were singing, “Death to the Arabs.” Continue
Welcome home, I thought.…
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Excerpt from the Death Dealer
by Lawrence Johnson Sr.
Two hours later Steele found himself driving through the roughest
neighborhood in the city. No one in their right mind would come down
here alone in the daytime and most cops wouldn't risk traveling through
this part of town late at night but somehow on this dark, quiet night
Alexander Steele seemed to be drawn to it. There was movement in
shadows of the blocks and blocks of… Continue
Added by Lawrence Johnson on July 17, 2010 at 12:06am —
(1st excerpt from Dealer of Death)
Two hours later Steele found himself driving through the roughest neighborhood in the city. No one in their right mind would come down here alone in the daytime and most cops wouldn't risk traveling through this part of town late at night but somehow on this dark, quiet night Alexander Steele seemed to be drawn to it. There was movement in shadows of the blocks and blocks of abandon buildings where it was commonplace to see hundreds of… Continue
Added by Lawrence Johnson on July 15, 2010 at 5:49am —
has a regular feature in which it asks authors to write about a book which changed their lives somehow. Last week the London newspaper asked me to write the piece. Here it is:
In early 1999, King Hussein fell sick on his return from cancer treatment in the US. I was Middle East correspondent for The… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on February 22, 2010 at 5:07pm —
("an Encyclopedia and Gazetteer of Wales and all Things Welsh - A Cymrupedia
if you like."...uh, "Cymru" being the Welsh word for Wales.) lists me among the "iconic" writers on its site. That puts me in the company of thriller… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on December 28, 2009 at 12:00am —
Here's my latest post on the International Crime Authors Reality Check
Authors are posturing, self-aggrandizing assholes. At least, that’s the conclusion I’ve reached after noting the trend for excessive “Acknowledgements” growing like mold over page on page of nonfiction books. These days they’re spreading their blight all over novels, too.
Here’s how I think it breaks down.
More than a few… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on September 3, 2009 at 11:36pm —
is the female James Ellroy. When I read her Edgar-award-winning “Queenpin,” I immediately was put in mind of everyone’s favorite noirmeister. Dig it. Even more I loved “The Song is You,” in which Abbott took a real-life missing persons case from 1949 and plumbed her Hollywood characters for real… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on August 26, 2009 at 1:53am —
The first rock concert I ever attended was a performance by Canada's greatest rockers Rush. I've loved Canadians ever since. In the London (Ontario) Free Press
recently, Joan Barfoot gave me another reason to adore them. She gives a terrific review to the second of my Palestinian crime novels A GRAVE IN GAZA
(UK title The Saladin Murders). Of my… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on August 9, 2009 at 8:18pm —
A few years ago I was at a literary conference near Tel Aviv. I found an eclectic mix of writers on the panel with me. I’m a crime writer. You wouldn’t expect me to be paired with a writer of poetry who takes his inspiration from the stories of the Bible. But as Yakov Azriel
read his poetry, I sat beside him… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on August 5, 2009 at 8:12pm —
Mitzi Szereto reads an excerpt from her short story "Odalisque" (from her anthology "Foreign Affairs: Erotic Travel Tales") at Shakespeare & Company Booksellers, Vienna, Austria; 17 July 2009.
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I’ve always enjoyed Elmore Leonard
’s novels and seen him as one of the true stylists of popular fiction. In a review, I even described my pal Christopher G. Moore
as the “Elmore Leonard of Bangkok” and I meant it as a compliment. But I have a bone to pick with the great Elmore.
I just read a book of Elmore’s short stories from 2004 titled “When the Women Come Out to Dance.” In many ways it’s superb. The… Continue
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