10-13-2008 09:31 AM
Wait a minute. You mean to say Charles Ardai and Richard Aleas are the same person?!
Of course, I'm only kidding. But when he drops by Murder by the Book in Houston in January, it will be interesting to see if he'll be Charles or Richard. Hmm, don't know how I could tell.
Congrats on winning a Shamus.
10-13-2008 11:14 PM
Thanks, guys. It was very gratifying to win this award -- the Shamus was the very first mystery award I was ever nominated for back in 1993 and I've been hungering for one ever since. (I lost that year, but at least I lost to the best: Lawrence Block.)
And when I come to Texas in January, I'll be coming as Charles -- but I'll gladly sign the Aleas books for anyone who'd like that...
10-14-2008 01:45 PM
10-14-2008 10:53 PM
Thanks, Dana! I'm delighted to hear you landed an agent; I hope to see the book (or your next book -- I assume you're working on another...?) in stores sometime soon.
10-15-2008 07:44 AM
Congratulations on the Shamus Charles,
Songs of Innocence was a great read, and nice to see others agree. I am eagerly waiting for Fifty to One to come out later this year..
11-18-2008 12:08 PM
11-19-2008 07:50 AM
Thanks. My guess is that FIFTY-TO-ONE is more in the spirit of your own work (at least judging by the title of the film you're making now...).