Crime Fiction

All I Did Was Kill My Man by Walter MosleyAll I Did Was Shoot My Man was my first introduction to Walter Mosley’s dubiously honest and morally compromised private investigator, Leonid McGill.

McGill is not all that likable: his life and morals are a mess. (McGill is often hired to plant false evidence on a person to twist the rightfully accused out of his dilemma.) Nevertheless, I stuck with him through the mystery.

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Brainstorming Ideas on the White Board for the Missy and Columbus Day Crime Fiction Story

6 May 2017 A Writer's Life

Having read Carl Hiasson’s latest novel Razor Girl, with a female protagonist, more an anti-hero, I decided to revisit a story idea I started more than a year and a half ago. The story of Missy Aldritch killing her husband on Columbus Day has no working title as of yet. And back in August of […]

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On Columbus Day, Missy Aldritch Killed Her Husband George: The start to a crime fiction tale with dark comedic overtones. (Ver. 1.1)

6 May 2017 Crime Fiction

On Monday October 12, it was Columbus Day, and the day after her second wedding anniversary, Missy Aldritch killed her husband George, giving him a gut shot with her Sig Sauer and then a bullet to the head when he wouldn’t stop moaning and whining and asking why. Missy didn’t know why. She really wasn’t good at why. Finding out why. Or wondering why. He just wouldn’t shut up.

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On Columbus Day, Missy Aldritch Killed Her Husband George: The start to a crime fiction tale with dark comedic overtones.

26 July 2016 Crime Fiction

On Monday October 12, it was Columbus Day, and the day after her second wedding anniversary, Missy Aldritch killed her husband George, giving him a gut shot with her Sig Sauer and then a bullet to the head when he wouldn’t stop moaning and whining and asking why. Missy didn’t know why. She really wasn’t good at why. Finding out why. Or wondering why. He just wouldn’t shut up.

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The Travels of Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely

5 April 2016 A Writer's Life

Here’s something of interest I picked up yesterday at the Ephrata Public Library’s annual Mystery Lovers Book Sale, a copy of Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. (Photo,right) Chandler was a pioneer of in the 30’s and 40’s noir crime fiction with his Phillip Marlowe private detective character. None of that is all that extraordinary; it’s […]

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