Chris Jay Becker
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  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • United States
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Cedar Rapids
About Me:
I'm a native Angeleno. The son of two ex-junkies/ex-cons, the grandson of a vaudeville comic. Myself, I have been a stand-up comic, a journalist, a skip tracer, a security consultant, and a gravedigger (in Alaska.)
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Books And Authors I Like:
James Ellroy, Dashiell Hammett, Elmore Leonard, Raymond Chandler, James M Cain, Michael Connelly, Raymond Embrack, Jim Thompson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tom Robbins, Earl Emerson.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Big Lebowski, LA Confidential, The Black Dahlia, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Trainspotting, Mad Men, Deadwood.

Chris Jay Becker's Blog

Hope is a Mother

It's a Friday night. I'm home alone and snowed in in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I'm a 53 year old California boy who has no business living here in the Great American Midwest, but I'm stuck here for economic reasons. Tonight I have half-a-case of ramen, 2/3rds of a Fifth of Old Crow with some Coca Cola for mixers, and a brain full of SEO strategies, PLR posts to write, Google Adwords Keywords to research, and potential guest-blogs to plan. Then it hits me... it's probably the cheap bourbon…


Posted on December 22, 2012 at 2:30pm


I come by my addiction to crime fiction... um... honestly. As the son of two 1950's era ex-heroin addicts and ex-cons from Los Angeles, crime is in my blood. My dad did a bounce in Soledad for Forgery, and mom was in Norco for Possession of Narcotics. I also had a grandpa in San Quentin, an uncle in Chino, my sister was also in Norco, just like dear ole Ma. One of my childhood friends became a serial killer. That's California for ya!

Because of…

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 2:30pm

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At 2:01am on March 30, 2012, I. J. Parker said…

Oh, how nice!  Thanks.  Being a writer has many private rewards, but publicly it tends to be a very painful experience. I know others have the same problems I have or had, and it's easy to feel sympathy.

At 5:08pm on March 27, 2012, Cammy May Hunnicutt said…

You bought my book?  Well bless your badass heart, Chris.  I can tell you are man with no insecurity about his masculinity.

At 2:04pm on March 26, 2012, Cammy May Hunnicutt said…

Thanks for extending a hand, Chris.

That's some resume there.  For some reason Alaska gravedigger really jumps out.  I'm sure there are technical problems.  :-)

Good luck with your badass stuff.


At 2:21pm on January 5, 2012, Dick C Waters said…


I am also new to Crime Space. Welcome. Thanks for asking to be friends.

Good luck in your writing. Please stay in touch. For your stand up comic routine--Why do plastic bags (sandwich bags) come already sealed? What is going to get out?



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