Thanks for kind words about NIGHT FERRY. I love Amsterdam and enjoyed writing those sections. I was also really fortunate to have a great guide, Joep de Groot, who was also John Irving's go-to man when he was researching 'Widow for One Year' and 'When I Find Him.' I know fiction writers shouldn't admit us much, but the Hokke character in the book is shamlessly based on Joep, with no attempt made to hide the fact. His wife thinks I captured him perfectly, which is flattering.
Love Crimespree. Keep up the great work.
Hiya Jon. Ah, I'm sorry for disrupting your schedule and your sleep ... except I'm not, really. Glad you liked it, if that's the right word, and thanks for the comments, which are really encouraging while I'm tearing my hair out over that 'more' bit. You can see in the photo that most of it's gone. Cheers, Steve.
John, Thank God I've got friends all over. One is getting me a sgned copy of C. Johnson's book, and another (I hope) is getting me a copy of R. Hawke's new book.
There goes my grocery money. I should have moved up by you and Ruth, they all show up there sometime or other. geeezzzzzz