B.R.Stateham's Blog – July 2009 Archive (3)

I'm minding my own business when. . . .

I'm minding my own business, working on a couple of novels, when from out of nowhere this brand new character comes into my head. And he's insistent. He's packing a couple of stories with him and demands that I write them as fast as possible.

The thing is. . . the guy is sort'uv interesting. He's a cross between a Jason Bourne and Rex Stout's Archie Goodwin.

I can't say no to the guy. Yet I don't have the time, really, to write. So what do I do? I write the… Continue

Added by B.R.Stateham on July 6, 2009 at 6:23am — 8 Comments

I.J.'s Sugawara Akitada rocks!

Speaking of historical detectives--you should read I.J. Parker's 'Island of Exiles.' I've just written a review for it on Amazon and, really, it's a damn good book. If you're a history buff you have to love feudal Japan in the Tenth or Eleventh Century!

Haven't read your newest yet, I.J. But I will . . . .

Added by B.R.Stateham on July 4, 2009 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

Lindsey Davis' newest Marcus Didius Falco novel

Don't know if anyone reads the historical-detective novels of Lindsey Davis. But her newest Marcus Didius Falco outing, called 'Alexandria' is a pretty good tour through the famous library of Alexandria. And the mystery isn't too bad, either.

Falco is an interesting character. He would have fit in well in Chandler's Los Angeles.

Added by B.R.Stateham on July 4, 2009 at 7:58am — 2 Comments

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