Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bullets Across the Bay: Exhibit Sample

I was thrilled to be part of the closing reception at the "Bullets Across the Bay" crime fiction exhibit at UC Berkeley. I was even more thrilled that curator Randal Brandt included my novel Runoff in the exhibit--in the authors influenced by Dashiell Hammett section:

Runoff at Bullets Across the Bay

The text reads:
San Francisco writer Mark Coggins has drawn comparisons to Hammett for his novels featuring hard-boiled, wise-cracking PI August Riordan. Although Riordan himself is something of a throwback, he tackles decidedly 21st century problems, including corporate espionage in the gaming software industry, internet pornography, and touch-screen voting fraud. In an earlier book, Vulture Capital (2002), Coggins experimented with using the uncommon [objective 3rd person] narrative style in a conscious effort to evoke Hammett's The Glass Key (1931).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bullets Across the Bay Closing Reception

Bullets Across the Bay Closing Reception

Come hear Sheldon Siegel, Janet Dawson, Diana Orgain, Simon Wood and myself read selections from our favorite Bay Area mystery writers at the closing reception for the "Bullets Across the Bay" crime fiction exhibit at UC Berkeley.

Curated by Randal S. Brandt, Maria C. Brandt and Michaelyn Burnette, the exhibit features first editions of  mystery novels set in the Bay Area supplemented with materials that contribute to the understanding of the genre and the place.

I'll be reading a short selection from Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and Joe Gore's Interface. For more information, visit this link.