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!