A New York Times review once labeled fictional detective Brock (The Rock) Callahan “one of the major private detectives created in American fiction since (Raymond) Chandler’s Philip Marlowe.”
As an author, you couldn’t ask for a better comparison.
Author William Campbell Gault created Private Eye Callahan, an ex-LA Rams football player with a bad knee, and based in Beverly Hills.
Gault wrote crime fiction and […]
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The blond was on her feet, trying to get to the door, Liddell caught her wrist, spun her around.
“Look, there’s a man in the morgue with a bullet in his brain. There’s another with no face. So don’t think that pretty face of yours buys you a pass.”
The blond tried to wriggle out of his grasp. “You’re hurting me.”
“I’m going to do […]
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Raymond Carver ranks among the most prominent writers and poets of our time, considered the most influential since Ernest Hemingway. He specialized in short stories.
Carver chose the short story format for pragmatic reasons.
He told French literary journalist Claude Grimal in a 1987 interview that when he and his wife were in their teens, she was pregnant, had no money, and had to work hard to rear their two children.
“It was also […]
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