Image copyright of The Thrilling Detective website - used to publicize their website.
I've been an admirer, and supporter, of this superb website for some time now.
The Thrilling Detective is the ultimate compendium for lovers of the PI genre of crime fiction. Its creator, Kevin Burton Smith, has just relaunched on a new platform, having been running the website for 21 years.
Yes, when you see just how much superb material is on there, you'll recognise just how much work Kevin has put into this project, clearly a labour of love for him.
Here's the link for the new website:
The Thrilling Detective
I was fortunate enough to meet Kevin in Los Angeles when we were there recently. And, guess what? We had a beer or two together!
I have always loved savouring the work of people who are seriously dedicated to their projects. Kevin is a stand-out example.
And if you love the genre like I do, then consider slinging a contribution in Kevin's direction - support the ongoing existence of this Mecca for the gumshoe genre.
Looking forward to my second author event in Los Angeles. I'm honoured to be lining up with local crime writing talent for the legendary Noir at the Bar event. Many thanks to Eric Beetner, an author whose work I love, for the invitation to join him and the noir crew.
If you're in LA this coming Sunday evening, 07 July, come and join us for noir and drinks at the Mandrake Bar.
Friday 28 June - a seriously criminal evening will be had with the "Switchblade" evening at Skylight Books in Los Angeles!
Just a blog to showcase this superb photograph of my Harry books. And isn't Harry well and truly in his element here? Gun, booze, smokes, cuffs. Just needs a naked lady to round it out. This could easily be Harry's desk, but it's not Sydney, rather over the other side of the Pacific Ocean.
American crime writer, and fellow Switchblade veteran, Danny Sophabmisay, won the Harry books in the recent competition I ran in conjunction with Switchblade.
And he paid me back with this truly fantastic picture - Danny, you're a champion, mate.
I just love it, and so had to share it with you all. I've added it to the "Works" page on my website as well.
Now I just hope Danny enjoys the books!
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