I'm giving talks locally on mystery sub-genres, and I'm looking for a current noir writer to give me a two or three sentence quote about why you think people enjoy the sub-genre. I haven't read your book but I will try to do so in order to speak intelligently about your work.
(If you need a connection, my novel takes place in Scotland, only it's back a thousand years or so.)
Aye aye, thanks for the invite. Glad we're now officially friends (what the hell were we before?). Just noticed from your film list that 'The Phantom of Liberty' is on there. Brilliant film. Thought I was the only one who'd ever seen it.
I just finished 'HARD MAN' and had to ungrip my fingers from the front and back covers as if they were seared to it. It was such a tremendous read. Dark, funny, surprising, unsettling -- and above all it orbits truth, which is probably the biggest compliment I can give. Thanks for writing it, and congrats on your most recent accolades.
Thanks for the invite. Great to meet you in Harrogate and many congratulations on your brilliant win. I'll tell my friend Mr Thomas to give you a sparkling write-up in the Sunday Telegraph ... Tho' I can't guarantee that he will. Like most hacks, he's a nasty, embittered individual, seething with resentment at the way others succeed where he has failed. To be honest, I try to avoid him as much as I can, but it's hard sometimes to escape him ...
Allan - how's tricks? Cheers for the invite, much obliged. A strange thing - you have the same name as this shit-hot Scottish writer Ken Bruen keeps raving about ... you'd want to be careful, yon other Allan G might sue. And I hear he's a bit of a hard case. So be careful out there. Meanwhile, if you fancy doing a Q&A for Crime Always Pays, a (mostly) Irish crime fiction site, drop me a line ... hell, we're all a bunch of Celts anyway, right? Cheers, Dec