Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ted Likes the Book. Why don't you?

Ted Fitzgerald, reviewer for Deadly Pleasures, tells me he likes The Concrete Maze. He liked that I was able "to make credible this story of ordinary citizens going up against professional criminals and that the story didn't end in a cinematic bloodbath".

Now, the book is hardboiled, so there is some blood. Just not a blood bath. That's important. I write action sequences well, so tossing in a bloodbath is a strategy I have sometimes relied on. Not necessarily a bad thing. The first Precinct Puerto Rico novel has a blood bath. Two, in fact. Still a good book. Those scenes fit that book. The Concrete Maze is a bit more nuanced.

Anyway, if you want to see for yourself, I've got a few copies I can give away here. Let me know and I'll send you one while supplies last.


Blogger DrJeff said...

I'm savvy if you're giving away copies. I'm trying to get my feet wet as a comic book writer as well as a novelist in either the crime realm or the fantasy-crime realm (I'm thinking hard-boiled meets dragons and sorcery hasn't been done before) and I'm always looking for different voices to read.

Shoot me an e-mail over at and I'll send you my address.

October 19, 2007 9:22 AM  
Blogger DrJeff said...

Oh, AND I also live in Connecticut.

October 19, 2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger Mystery Dawg said...

I want one.......

October 20, 2007 7:05 PM  

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