Hi, Crimespacers,Recently I started a discussion here about humor and whether it belongs in a hard-boiled thriller or noir. I've just written a blog post about it and if you've got the time, check…Continue
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Hey bloggers - anyone interested in being tagged for The Next Big Thing blog series? I've got three spots left. Basically, you'll have to send me a link to your blog, answer a series of questions…Continue
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Hi, everyone - here's a question for you:What, in your opinion, would disqualify a story from being classified as "Noir?"Continue
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Hi, Everyone. First - thanks for all the replies about comedy and the thriller. I've got a new question. What provides better atmosphere in a thriller/mystery/crime novel, fog or pollution? I mean…Continue
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I’m not by nature a prolific reader. A prolific imaginer, yes, but reader? Hmm. I’m slow, I’m picky, and I tend to want to turn everything into my own tale.
I can’t remember a time when I haven’t preferred the sanctuary of my own private, sometimes weird library of mind-stories to the extensive and fully utilized library my husband and I share in our…Continue
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We never get any trick-or-treaters. I can tell myself that it’s because we’re the only house on a dead-end street and surely, being off the beaten path is part of the problem. But if I’m to be completely honest, it’s because I know that little kids are afraid of our home.
Yes, we live in THAT house.
It’s the one we all dared each other to visit on Halloween. The…Continue
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Hi Victoria. I'm in the middle of writing my first novel. I've just started reading some Raymond Chandler. Which other Noir/Detective novels do you recommend?
Hi Victoria! This is me:
Thanks for the add, Victoria. The Past Never Ends didn't make the cut. I'm just glad it was considered. The Expats by Chris Pavone got the Edgar for Best First Mystery Novel.
I've been away from here for a while and just read your blog on Dracula. Nice job!
Dracula is also the first legal thriller. Stoker beat Grisham by almost a century. https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/4383233-dracula-as-legal-thriller
What do you think?
thanks for friending back :-)
Yes and no, Victoria. I have more than 20 years of military service, but most of it is reserve time. I did 13 years in the Coast Guard, active and reserve, split between two enlistments, with three years in the Navy Reserve in between. I'm now a major in a component of the California National Guard, and I work for the Navy as a civilian analyst in battlefield medical capabilities.
(based on that Steely Dan song that's been stuck in your head since 1980)
Now let's go littler the world with provocative crime fiction!
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