Saturday, March 20, 2010

EQMM on THE BIG WAKE-UP

In his Jury Box column for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Jon L. Breen weighs in on my latest novel, The Big Wake-Up. To quote, the book:
Begins with a stunning action scene of murder by cable car and proceeds to unveil a[n] ... utterly entertaining pulp-magazine plot, including a sinister female villain known as Isis. The Maltese Falcon-style treasure hunt has a most intriguing MacGuffin ... The author's photographs from cemeteries enliven, so to speak, the chapter headings. Coggins continues to favor Chandler's recipe for saving a scene: the sudden appearance of a man with a gun.
That's pretty kind of Jon, especially considering I selected his last name (at random) from a mystery conference program to use for the villain in my second book, Vulture Capital!

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