Since I am on vacation here is a reblog of an interview of Timothy Hallinan, creator of the Poke Rafferty series set in Bangkok by noir author, Paul D. Brazil. Two authors I can recommend unequivocally. I have too as they both ignored my requests for money …


PDB: Can you pitch The Bone Polisher  in 25 words or less? 
Someone is murdering gay men in West Hollywood, and the cops don’t care.  It’s up to a private eye who’s losing his nerve.

PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? 
Ides of March, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (both versions), Out of the Past (oldie, but just saw for the first time), Gun Crazy (same), The Guard.  Don’t really watch TV.

PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader? 

About other writers, sure.  Unless they’re really good friends or people I strongly dislike, and even then, sooner or later the writing takes over and the person recedes. But I can’t read my own stuff objectively until eight or ten years have passed, and even then I tend to cringe at the bad bits. 

PDB: Do…

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