And yes, I did get the humourous backdrop of the killer stalking big-time art moguls.... ha ha. Very appropriate, given past events. But I will confess, I still found it scary. Have enjoyed every one of your very scary books tremendously!
Hi, Jonathan, my turn to tag you! Great to see you here.
Was reading some of your wall posts, and "Death Artist" came up. I believe I told you the story about how I came to read it years ago. Two friends of mine had been loaned one of the very first printed copies by a friend of theirs. I was on the deck at my cottage when they walked by and found me toiling away on my own manuscript. We got to talking, and one of them was carrying Death Artist. I finagled a promise to get his copy when he was done with it, and have read every one of your books since.
What a surprise to later meet you several years ago here in TO!!
Anyway, it has been my very great pleasure to get to know you. All the best, Donna www.donnacarrick.com
Hi nice to hear from you. didn't remember what I wrote, but then I did. truthfully, i am supersititious--but i don'tlet it run my life. I remember now about the fire-it did change your life--or, YOU did. so glad you're successful, too. all the best to you Jonathan for the Holidays and the New Year. You're a lovely person!
Ooh death artist! will have to get that. hi just found your name on Megan Abbott's website link. very dramatic about the fire. could that have been a sign do you think? or am I just a superstitious nut?! all the best. by the way, I love noir, am writing a novel now.
Thanks, Mary. I appreciate the kind words. THE DEATH ARTIST feels like such a long time ago, but it's my first born and I'll always have special feelings for it. At the time I thought I was writing a satire, a mostly funny book, but only one review found it funny. Everyone else thought it was terrifying. Hmmm... what does that say about my sense of humor?
It's a about a serial killer who is stalking the denizens of New York City's art world. The Washington Post called it one of the scariest books in contemporary fiction, though I thought it had more humor than horror. I'm not sure how well the humor will translate in German, but if you read it perhaps you can let me know.