My first published book, CATCHING WATER IN A NET, garnered a lot of comparisons to the classic private eye novels of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and James Cain.
Later, I discovered that I was born on Raymond Chandler's fifty-ninth birthday. Interesting.
My writing has been influenced by these masters, and the great films that came out of their work.
In THE SCENE OF THE CRIME I hope to foster a dialogue with followers and contributors that will reflect a shared enthusiasm for crime stories. Crime fiction, film and true crime.