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At 4:59pm on April 4, 2009, Jacqui Horwood said…
thanks, craig. i appreciate you getting back to me.
At 11:31am on April 4, 2009, Jacqui Horwood said…
Hi Craig - is your book "Art in the Blood' available in Australia? Thanks - Jacqui
At 12:03pm on March 10, 2009, Rodney Wiethop said…
If you have not read Toros & Torsos ...stop what your doing, rush out buy it and then find a quiet place to read the best fiction/non fiction writer going today. Time well spent. Kudos Craig
At 1:48pm on February 4, 2009, Rodney Wiethop said…
Craig, I absolutely loved Head Games & just picked up a LE copy of Toros & Torsos, from David at MBTB in Houston. I cant wait to read it. Great stuff. Rod Wiethop
At 6:14am on February 2, 2009, roger smith said…
I'll watch out for it on Amazon
At 6:06am on February 2, 2009, roger smith said…
We do seem to like the same stuff. When are you publishing the Rogues?
At 11:31am on November 18, 2008, jedidiah ayres said…
Thank you sir. I'm brannew to the interweb
At 2:29am on July 12, 2008, Kandy Williams said…
Yes, Craig, you're right....CODIS is what I was looking for. Thanks for the info.
At 9:36pm on June 29, 2008, Craig McDonald said…
Hey Keith,
Thanks so much. As you know from reading Head Games, I didn't exactly start my series in the expected way. Pretty much, quite the contrary; Head Games would more likely be most writers' last book in a series. So, yeah, I think the series format can be kind of deadening. For my part, I went in with a notion of a seven-book series, then intend to get out. It's a number that allows you to maintain quality, and if you know you're going to get out in a limited number of books, well, anything goes, in theory.

Interesting you mention Ray...I think his plan with Innes is similar to mine: write a really strong, short series that allows you to honestly focus on/portray the cumulative physical and psychological effects of violence and acute trauma on a series character and really carry that toward it's logical outcome. When Ray's guy takes a beating, he doesn't shrug it off like so many series characters seem to do.

All that said, I'm working on a standalone right now...
At 9:46am on June 29, 2008, Lisa St. James said…
Thanks so much for the welcome :) It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with you today.
At 12:00am on May 22, 2008, carole gill said…
thanks so much! I needed that today! and thanks for being my friend.
At 11:23pm on April 5, 2008, Craig McDonald said…
Bernd, thank you so much for your assessment of "Head Games"...you've truly made my day.
At 7:38pm on April 5, 2008, Bernd Kochanowski said…
Hi Craig,

just read "Head Games" and was surprised: Under the disguise of a typical US-American crime story in form and setting it is an ambitious literary work (hope, you understand my clumsy description).
At 8:40pm on March 28, 2008, Alison Bruce said…
They used to screen b and w movies late on weekday afternoons, assuming I suppose that old films weren't that sinister. I first saw both Night of the Hunter and To Kill a Mockingbird when I was about 12 and they are still two of my most memorable viewing experiences.
At 4:16pm on March 28, 2008, Luis said…
Thanks for adding me. I look forward to reading your work!
At 12:35am on March 16, 2008, A. N. Smith said…
Drink a lot of beer. It'll come soon after.

Crossing fingers for you for the Edgar (but also for, like, three others in that category. Still, the home team rules!)
At 1:52am on February 2, 2008, Bernd Kochanowski said…
Thanks Craig,

I've seen your face regularly here on crime space, but I never realized that it is the face behind those wonder- and insightful interviews with James Ellroy.

It seem that you had your last interview (2006 ?) for a while online and removed it when your interview book came out. I hope you don't mind me asking, but do I recall it correctly that he asked you whether you liked "The Cold Six Thousand" ("Did you dig it ?") and you said "yes" and he answered that only 30% of it's readers liked the book.

In that part of the interview Ellroy seemed demure, almost depressed. I wondered if he will just rewrite the third book or if he will totally dump it. Do you know more ?

And congrats for the Edgar nomination. As I will review all candidates prior to the announcement of the winners I look forward to read "Head Games"
At 2:31pm on January 9, 2008, Harding Young said…
Cool. Julee has a way of getting into one's soul.

Best,
H-
At 8:45am on January 3, 2008, Mitzi Szereto said…
You're welcome for the invite!
At 6:24pm on December 9, 2007, Jochem van der Steen said…
Thanks for the nice comments on Sons of Spade. I haven't been on Crimespace for some time but hope you've been enjoying the last couple of posts on SoS as well. By the way, seems we also both like Pulppusher.com!

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