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Columbus, Ohio
About Me:
Signed with Periodisa (a new Columbus publisher) for release of my new novel, THE FALLS. The release is slotted for December 2010.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, Andrew Vachss, T Jeff Parker, Elmore Leonard, Randy Wayne White, Dashiell Hammet, Raymond Chandler, Walter Mosley, Chester Himes, James Sallis, Robert Crais
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I'm off to Denver for Labor Day Weekend. Talk to y'all when I get back.

Terry bowman's Blog

Vachss' A Bomb Built in Hell

I just finished reading _A_Bomb_Built_In_Hell_, Andrew Vachss' first novel, written in !973 but unpublished until 1999. I've long been a Burke devotee, but I stumbled upon a link to ABBIH on the wikipedia hardboiled page. It is Wesley's story, and parts of it have been cannibalized (Vachss' word) in some of his other early novels. It is available as a free PDF download at:…


Posted on October 8, 2007 at 2:09am — 1 Comment

A Noirish Vigil

I just posted a new short story on my blog, One Man Crime Spree. If you get a chance, check it out and let me know what you think.


Posted on September 26, 2007 at 2:20am

A Touch of Noir

A few weeks ago I got a crimespace friend request from Jack Bludis. He astutely surveyed my "likes" and recommended the Yahoo Group Rara Avis (rare birds), a group dedicated to the discussion of hardboiled and noir writing. I've been hanging out, you might say lurking, ever since. It's an entertaining and informative group. There're around 600 members and there're around 600… Continue

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 12:55am

A Summer Of Reading and Writing

I had a golden opportunity this summer and I decided to take it. My company changed hands and I had a chance to walk away and take the summer off. Yeah, I could have stayed and made just as much money, worked with the same people (whom I actually like), done the same job, had roughly the same life. Instead, I cashed my options, paid some bills and took the summer off. My goal was to write the sequel to my first POD novel, unReQuiTeD. Somewhere along the line, my plan went awry, but in a… Continue

Posted on September 13, 2007 at 12:17am

Giant Steps- Writer to Author (repost from typepad)

If only someone had told me years ago...

I started out the way most people do, with a keyboard (substitute binder, journal, scrap of paper, you get the picture) and just started typing. I was thirty-something at the time, just plugging in my first computer, and the words came so easily. It was like

a dam had built up over the last three decades and the water came

crashing down through the…


Posted on August 28, 2007 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

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At 10:06am on August 12, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Terry , I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 3:47pm on February 24, 2009, Hack Albertson said…
Hi Terry! Remember me from USMC and Beaufort, SC. We had some good times back then, you came home wth me to Indiana once. Looks like you have not been on here in awhile. Hope you see this sometime and your doing well. my cell no. is 812-525-2812 give me a shout if you get the chance,
At 5:10am on March 2, 2008, Allan Guthrie said…
Thanks for reading it. I'm not much of a short story writer but the HELL OF A WOMAN story is one of my better efforts.
At 2:09am on February 27, 2008, Lisa Respers France said…
Glad you enjoyed my story and thanks for the support and invite. BTW your authors list rocks!!!
At 2:02am on February 18, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Terry
I see that Michael Connelly is at the top of your list too.
What did you think of The Overlook?
At 1:35pm on September 13, 2007, James Roberts said…
I took two runs at *Fortress of Solitude*. Still in the To-Be-Read pile, but towards the bottom now.
At 1:06pm on September 13, 2007, James Roberts said…
I like your author list (sounds like mine!). I'd like to recommend you take a look at the late, great Fredric Brown. Also James Sallis' *Drive* is brief, but masterful.
At 12:01pm on August 31, 2007, Dennis Leppanen said…
Hi Terry,

Thanks for the invite. I would like to attend Killer Nashville next time. I am building a summer place 90 miles east.

At 1:24pm on August 29, 2007, JackBludis said…
Not sure if you've read *No Country for Old Men* but it's another of Cormac McCarthy's winners. The last 40 pages have little to do with the story, but they do explain the title. Because of his strong writing, I couldn't stop reading until I reached the end.

Your choices of writers, terrific, movies, not too shabby either. I've been trying to get a DVD of *Memento,* but none of the local Blockbusters have it.
At 12:01pm on August 29, 2007, JackBludis said…
Terry, as a fan of all of those guys, I hope you know about the Yahoo list Rara_Avis ... excellent discussion about hardboiled and noir.

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