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Ed_Brubaker
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Hi Charles and everyone else. I can't believe B. Clay Moore beat me here. My name is Ed Brubaker and I'm a writer, mostly of comics right now. I write a bunch of books for Marvel Comics, and I also produce an independent comic called CRIMINAL, which is not only a place for my crime stories, but a venue for me and other friends to write non-fiction about noir. Charles has contributed a bit, already, as have Charlie Huston and Warren Ellis and several others.

Anyway, glad to have discovered this forum, I'm a big fan of many of the writers who post here already. The most recent book I finished was actually Hard Feelings, and I'm currently reading the Outfit by Gus Russo and Die a Little by Megan Abbott.

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BClayMoore
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arhwriter wrote:


BClayMoore wrote:
My name is B. Clay Moore. I'm a comic book writer, currently working (in a crime vein) on a new Hawaiian Dick series (the third), featuring my fifties-era Hawaiian Sleuth (Byrd).

I'm also working on a book set in 1976 (called...'76), and just finished George Pelecanos's King Suckerman. My first foray into Peleconos, but I'm following it up with The Sweet Forever.


I really enjoyed your first Hawaiian Dick arc. Your second is on my TBR pile. A third storyline in the works! N-i-c-e. Best of luck.

Aaron




Hey, Thanks, Aaron! Much appreciated. I've got more crime stuff on the horizon, too.

And I'd encourage anyone here who isn't into comics but loves noir to jump into Ed Brubaker's CRIMINAL.

It's fantastic stuff. Does the genre proud. I'd say that even if he wasn't lurking in the corner.

-BCM
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roody91
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Hello,

I am from New Jersey. I recently completed a course entitled "American Detective Fiction" as part of an online bachelor's program I am enrolled in at Pace University. It was one of the best college courses I have ever taken. It introduced me to a genre that I knew existed but never caught my interest. I chose the course to challenge myself. It ended up being fairly easy as I thoroughly enjoyed the readings:

A couple of Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Allen Poe stories.
The Circular Staircase: Mary Roberts Reinhart
The Conjure-Man Dies: Rudolph Fisher
The Continental Op: Dashiel Hammet
The Big Sleep: Raymond Chandler
The Silence of the Lambs: Thomas Harris

I was so impressed by The Big Sleep that I went out and bought all of Chandler's books!!!

I look forward to being part of this book club.

Frank B.
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Hi, my name is Kevin. Originally from the Bronx, now living just outside of Boston. And a converted Sox fan, much to the chagrin of my Bronx-born wife and my Bronx cop father. Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly are my favorite writers. Tomorrow I'm starting A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson. Other than that I'm a cliche - a lawyer who wants to be a writer.
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JD_Rhoades
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mikesteckler wrote:
My name is Mike Steckler. I live on Long Island, N.Y. and read more crime fiction than what is probably healthy for me. I'm switching back and forth right now between the Hap Collins Leonard Pine novels by Joe Lansdale (In the middle of Rumble Tumble)and the Drake series by Dan J. Marlowe. Just finished the lastest J.D. Rhoades "Safe and Sound" and Ken Bruen's latest "Ammunition".

Love this messageboard.

Mike




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Paul_Hochman
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Hi all,

I've just finished The Last Striptease, which is a terrific debut and introduces a unique P.I. in the character of Joe Kozmarski. It's dark, atmospheric and promises to be a great series going forward.

Paul
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mikesteckler
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I found it very interesting to see Keller taken out of his comfort zone of the city, and how he seemed almost to be a secondary character to Marie. I enjoyed it very much, and hope to see more.

I also thought the first two books were alot of fun. Not only well written but very engaging. I had a hard time putting them down.

Mike
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DPLyleMD
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Charles, Peter, and Paul

What a great little Crime Blog. I'm looking forward to visiting often. Should be fun.

I see my friends Megan Abbott and Christa Faust are members. HELLO to both of them.

Doug
Author of Forensics and Fiction, Murder and Mayhem, and Forensics For Dummies
The Writers Medical and Forensics Lab
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Pattinase
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Mr. Lyle-I have your book Murder and Mayhem sitting on my living room table as we speak. Wonderful resource.
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Krypt
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Greetings and salutations,

I'm Brent Anthony, sometime writer and longtime reader. I heard about the book clubs here at the B&N site and decided to join in. I hail from deep Southeast Texas near the Louisiana border and the Gulf of Mexico. My favorite authors include Raymond Chandler, Richard Stark, William Gibson and Andrew Vachss. I recently finished "Spook Country" and I'm currently reading "The Godfather Returns."
"I have myself only recently gotten up the courage to recall some of my former adventures, which up until now I have always skirted - indeed, with a kind of anxiety. But now, precisely now, when I have not only recalled them but have even decided to write them down, I want to test whether it's possible to be entirely frank at least with oneself and dare to face the whole truth."
-Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
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Paul_Hochman
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Welcome, Brent. What did you think of Spook Country?



Krypt wrote:
Greetings and salutations,

I'm Brent Anthony, sometime writer and longtime reader. I heard about the book clubs here at the B&N site and decided to join in. I hail from deep Southeast Texas near the Louisiana border and the Gulf of Mexico. My favorite authors include Raymond Chandler, Richard Stark, William Gibson and Andrew Vachss. I recently finished "Spook Country" and I'm currently reading "The Godfather Returns."


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Krypt
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Loved it. I especially liked the Chinese/Cuban-American family of info-smugglers. I'm enjoying Gibson's present-day novels even more than his near-future tales.
"I have myself only recently gotten up the courage to recall some of my former adventures, which up until now I have always skirted - indeed, with a kind of anxiety. But now, precisely now, when I have not only recalled them but have even decided to write them down, I want to test whether it's possible to be entirely frank at least with oneself and dare to face the whole truth."
-Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
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JD_Rhoades
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mikesteckler wrote:
I found it very interesting to see Keller taken out of his comfort zone of the city, and how he seemed almost to be a secondary character to Marie. I enjoyed it very much, and hope to see more.

I also thought the first two books were alot of fun. Not only well written but very engaging. I had a hard time putting them down.

Mike




Thanks for the good words, Mike!


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Hello everyone. This is my third attempt to join the conversation. Hopefully this time I'll be able to overcome any technical difficulties. I've got my fingers crossed.

My name is Eric Searleman and I'm the fiction editor for a publisher in San Francisco. But I'm not here as a professional, I'm here as a fan of crime fiction. I have a bias for translated fiction (Japanese, European and otherwise), and dig all the stuff everyone's been yammering about on these forums. Next up for me: Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, and Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace.

Beyond that, I'm looking forward to more Charlie Huston and Seicho Matsumoto (in December), and Christa Faust (in February). And is it true that the Hard Case Crime crew are preparing a David Schow book sometime in 2008? If so, put that on my list as well. And I don't wanna forget Duane Swierczynski. He'll undoubtedly have something worth reading in 2008 too.
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Paul_Hochman
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Your third attempt is a charm, Eric. Welcome. As a fan of translations, you should check out Jo Nesbo's The Redbreast when it comes out on November 20th. It was actually named the best ever Norwegian crime novel. I'm not sure how many Norwegian crime novels there are, but that's quite an honor in my book. Seriously, it's a great, great read!




EricSearleman wrote:
Hello everyone. This is my third attempt to join the conversation. Hopefully this time I'll be able to overcome any technical difficulties. I've got my fingers crossed.

My name is Eric Searleman and I'm the fiction editor for a publisher in San Francisco. But I'm not here as a professional, I'm here as a fan of crime fiction. I have a bias for translated fiction (Japanese, European and otherwise), and dig all the stuff everyone's been yammering about on these forums. Next up for me: Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, and Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace.

Beyond that, I'm looking forward to more Charlie Huston and Seicho Matsumoto (in December), and Christa Faust (in February). And is it true that the Hard Case Crime crew are preparing a David Schow book sometime in 2008? If so, put that on my list as well. And I don't wanna forget Duane Swierczynski. He'll undoubtedly have something worth reading in 2008 too.


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cory
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Eric,

I just recently finished Huston's CAUGHT STEALING. I was very impressed, and look forward to #2 in the Hank Thompson trilogy.
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CharlesArdai
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To answer the earlier question, yes, it's true that Hard Case Crime will be publishing a brand new book by David J. Schow in 2008. It's called GUN WORK, and it's the story of a professional gunman who flies to Mexico to help a friend rescue his wife from kidnappers but then winds up in serious hot water himself. It's a very exciting book, and it you like Schow's work, you'll definitely want to check it out.

--Charles


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CJBarrimond
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Hello Charles, I will introduce myself, CJ Barrimond. I'm a published Author with Publish America and I am currently working on a Mystery as my second book. I'm new to these rooms and am honored to meet you. I have not currently read of any of your books, but its never too late to start. I usually read Patterson, Grisham, Peri O'Shaunasey, Tanunbaum and a few others. I worked law enforcement for 8 1/2 yrs as corrections and my husband is still working in law enforcement. Any words of wisdom for me?
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CharlesArdai
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> Any words of wisdom for me?

Ah, I wish I could just whip out something pithy and wise that would inspire or instruct you...but writing is like any other human endeavor in the sense that there aren't any shortcuts to becoming good at it. You just have to work at it, and read other people's work and learn from it; and of course it helps if you start out with some raw talent (though judging by some of the folks you see on the bestseller lists, this isn't a requirement -- consider OJ Simpson).

I wish you the best of luck with it. And in the meantime I'm delighted you're here, to talk with us about the books you're reading.

--Charles


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michaelwiley
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Hello everybody,

I'm Michael Wiley, and my first novel, THE LAST STRIPTEASE, came out last week. Thanks, Paul H, for your kind comments about it: you name it as I tried to write it, and that's gratifying. As for the writers I love, I'll play a much-played tune, but a good one: no one else gets me and moves me as Chandler does, and when I put down Chandler I'm happy with a lot of his children.
Michael


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