Dana King's Blog – April 2008 Archive (3)

The Long Goodbye

I’m late to the party, as usual, but I can’t resist getting in on the City of Chicago’s program that encouraged all Chicagoans to read Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye as part of a city-wide discussion. The Outfit has covered this in detail, and better than I’m likely to do here, but that never stopped me before.



It had been several years since I read The Long Goodbye, though I have always thought it was the most beautifully written of Chandler’s works, and I read Chandler for the… Continue

Added by Dana King on April 30, 2008 at 11:44am — No Comments

Declan Hughes on New Mystery Reader

New Mystery Reader (http://www.newmysteryreader.com) has just posted an interview with Irish Crime Fiction writer Declan Hughes, who has written three books in his Ed Loy series. Yours truly does what he can with the questions; Mr. Hughes’s replies are insightful and entertaining. Well worth checking out.

Added by Dana King on April 12, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My Kind of Town

I lived over three years in the Chicago area—Woodridge, actually—and have tried, with diminishing efficiency, to get back as often as possible. It’s been four years since my last trip, and the time has not been kind to my image of the city.



I write a lot of crime fiction set in Chicago, which is the perfect place for crime fiction. The problem is, once you do much research in Chicago’s criminal history, and its ostensibly straight history, one conclusion cannot be avoided: there’s no… Continue

Added by Dana King on April 12, 2008 at 2:28pm — No Comments

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