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At 5:28am on August 1, 2008, Ed Lynskey said…
Hi Paul,

Sorry to respond to your comment so late. I'm still learning my way around. Per your question, Mundania is a small press out of Cincinnati. I think Bob Sanders is the main acquistion editor now. (You can probably find more current info. from their web site.) They seem to do more speculative fiction than mysteries on their list. Good luck!
At 2:44am on July 25, 2008, A. N. Smith said…
Oh yes yes yes! Those Gold Medals are the Holy Grail. I've got a copy of SWAMP BRAT here, and I'm always on the lookout for Whittingtons or John Faulkner.

Plus, the more recnt practioners: Larry Brown, Daniel Woodrell, James Crumley, etc etc (and even though he's British, I'd say Charlie Williams does a helluva job of writing UK rednecks...)
At 8:42am on July 21, 2008, Patricia Abbott said…
Paul-You can send it to me at
And thanks!
At 9:30am on July 16, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
I know, we editors have a reputation for being stuffy. But I developed my sense of humor as waitress (survival skill) before I was fortunate enough to find work as an editor.
Hang in there with your search for an agent or publisher!
At 7:08am on July 16, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Paul
I've never seen Elmore Leonard and Franz Kafka in the same list, but they both have an appreciation for the absurd! Best wishes with your writing.
At 11:40pm on July 14, 2008, carole gill said…
yes, just went there!
At 11:29pm on July 14, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
Thanks, Paul. Glad you like these digs. :)
At 5:24pm on July 14, 2008, carole gill said…
thanks Paul!
yeah I redecorate every now and then.
Decided I just HAD to have the thing all black and white. and guess what?
the body background is from the opening scene in DOUBLE INDEMNITY! How 'bout that for a little nostalgia?
good about the discussion I was wondering about that.
and I'll check out that other thing you mentioned. great and thanks
At 11:59am on July 14, 2008, JackBludis said…

Welcome to crimespace.

Thanks for quoting me. My actual definitions are Hardboiled=tough, Noir=screwed--basically in reference to the main characters. There are some pretty good definitions by others. In terms of noir, Eddie Muller, an expert on film noir, says, "Noir starts out bad for the lead character and get's worse." That's a paraphrase. Jim Doherty, the v.p. of the short mystery society says that noir is "Dark and sinister." I think that includes a little too much, like supernatural horror, but Jim is a great advocate for his position. Jim also says that hardboiled is "tough and colloqual," I buy that a little more easily.

Jim and I are friends, but we've had some knock 'em down and drag 'em outs over that.

As to my own work. My best work is "Shadow of the Dahlia," which is only available at I have a new story, "Lap Dance" available at

At 6:42am on July 13, 2008, Patricia Abbott said…
Both would be great if you have the time. It can be as short or as long as you like. Some have just been a paragraph; others probably a page. I can use one of them July 25th and one on August 1. Should your time become limited, just do the one you prefer, the one that comes easier. I really appreciate it. I'm trying to keep it going until a piece in EQMM comes out. So people don't have to say, "huh?" Thanks again.
At 11:55pm on July 12, 2008, Patricia Abbott said…
Hi Paul-I wonder if you'd be willing to write about a favorite "forgotten" book for my blog project in August. You can see it at
If it's not your thing, I understand. Thanks, Patti
At 1:51am on July 2, 2008, Tony Black said…
Paul -- great to see you here!
No news on a US deal for PAYING FOR IT but I'll keep you posted.
At 5:37am on July 1, 2008, carole gill said…
Why surrreee!
And thank you!
just check your messages in a minute!
At 4:01am on July 1, 2008, carole gill said…
Hi Paul!
I'm addicted to all things noir!
Love it, too!

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