Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Return to the House of Shields


House of Shields Pub, San Francisco
Originally uploaded by Badgurl
Way back when I was blogging about my novel Candy from Strangers, I wrote about the House of Shields bar where the first and last scenes of the book take place.

Now, in a case of life imitating fiction, the bar has posted some of the research I did on its history in the about section of the bar website, along with a link to the KQED podcast of Bill Arney reading the opening chapter of Candy.

Curious what happens in the scene? Well, it's not giving too much away to say that Chris Duckworth, the sidekick of my private eye protagonist August Riordan, starts a bar fight with sailors who are in town for Fleet Week. You'll have to listen to find out exactly how he sets them off.

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