Thanks so much for the kind words, Dave! From someone who is as talented (and has done as much for the noir lit world) as you, it means a lot.
I've got *Bad Thoughts* on order from Amazon, and I can hear the sizzle from here ... I'm already looking forward to the movie! ;)
LOL about the trials and tribulations of being a Z, Dave. I don't even come by mine honestly--it's my first husband's name that I've been dragging around for decades. Can't even use a pseudonym, since my "platform," such as it is, consists of all I've done as Liz Zelvin for the past 40 years.
Giving up a cool puppy like that? That's gotta suck! The funny thing is, I'm a dog trainer and I'm allergic to dogs myself (though just a little). And for some strange reason the lead character in my novels is ALSO allergic to dogs! Go figure.
Sorry I didnt reply sooner.. have been out of town.. but you're right.. Chicago Blues is coming in October... maybe we should figure out some stuff to do together? (dont know how.. but many on the net someplace? A special page? )