“AUTHOR RICHARD CONNELL”

MOST DANGEROUS GAME

 

A big-game hunter from New York stands on the deck of a yacht bound for Rio De Janeiro looking into the murky darkness, but unable to see a large island a few miles in the distance. He is told Ship-Trap Island is feared by sailors who harbor a mysterious superstition about the place.  

Later, Sanger Rainsford is startled by the sound of three gunshots. He moves to the railing […]

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“AUTHOR RAYMOND CHANDLER”

HARDBOILED NOVELIST

 

His name: Chandler. Raymond Thornton Chandler. A writer who combed the shadowing streets of LA specializing in something called hard-boiled crime fiction.

Chandler made Los Angeles as much a character in his novels as his persistent private eye Philip Marlowe.

The quintessential tough guy debuted in the novel, The Big Sleep (1939). He battled crime and corruption with three close friends— .38 special, a drink, and a wisecrack.

Chandler’s […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: GLORIA HANDER LYONS, A BUCKET LIST OF ADVENTURES

Murder With a Touch of Spice

A few days ago, author Gloria Hander Lyons was pursuing her latest challenge – flying – when the door to the Cessna 152 flew open in mid-flight. Although she admits to being “a tad on the easily-excitable side,” Gloria’s instructor calmly announced, “Your door is open. We need to turn back.”

Despite the shortened flight, Gloria is still hooked on flying. She has even bought her own aviation headset for further adventures into […]

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FlashBack Friday Newsletter #27

FlashBack Friday

 

A. The man of Snappy Dialogue and Black Humor B. Top Three Blogs of the Week C. Popular Facebook & Twitter Posts D. Reader Feedback / Reviews

 

A. My Two Cents Worth A dark cloud lingered over the storytelling landscape this week when novelist Elmore Leonard, known as “the Dickens of Detroit,” died at age 87.

 

Leonard was an inventive author who provided readers with high entertainment in the form of snappy […]

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