Pat Brown
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About Me:
Born in Western Canada I have been fleeing the cold weather ever since, with stints in Los Angeles, Hawaii and Bermuda. I have been a writer all my life, finishing my first book at 17.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Will Beall, Josh Lanyon, Neil Plakcy, Christopher Rice, Michael Connelly, Jeffrey Deaver, Jonathan Kellerman, Robert Stevenson, Michael Nava, John Morgan Willson, Greg Herren
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Shield, Fringe, NCIS, Crime 360, Southland, Castle

latest news

My latest book Memory of Darkness from Amber!Quill Press will be out September 6th. This story has a long history -- the character, Johnny Wager came to me when I was working on a screenplay back in 1980. I wanted a character that paid homage to Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files. I wanted a guy who was edgy, smart-mouthed, slightly immoral and a cad. At the time he was straight and his arch enemy was a cop out to get him.

Fast forward 29 years and he was reinvented. He is now gay, having come out of the closet from a failed marriage that produced one son, now a Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy, but he's still smart-mouthed, edgy and as likely to operate outside the law as in. When trouble strikes in the form of a dead hustler found in his motel room, he has to outwit the Armenia Mafia and stay one step ahead of his son, who would like nothing better than to throw dad in jail and toss out the key.

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I think you'll like Johnny Wager

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Notable crimes in the 1920s

Mention the 20s and people think Prohibition and the usual crimes associated with that. Bootlegging. Rum running. Speakeasies and blind pigs and gangsters roaring around in Model T's and Buicks blasting each other with machine guns. Bonnie and Clyde, Bugsy Seigal, The Valentine's Day massacre, Al Capone.

But like today, there were other crimes, more heinous in many ways because they victimized ordinary families and could just as easily be taken from the headlines in today's… Continue

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 2:58am

Birth of a Novel

Every novel is created in a unique way. Even when an author approaches a new novel in the same way -- plots extensively, plots loosely or doesn't plot at all -- that actual art of creation is different. It has to be. Each novel is itself different from any other one. Or it should be. If an author is simply repeating the same novel over and over, then perhaps it's time for that person to retire.

But where does a novel come from? What well do ideas spring from and how do… Continue

Posted on March 27, 2010 at 12:13pm

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At 2:06pm on January 6, 2009, Beth Groundwater said…
Hi Pat,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!

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