Despite my love for the writing of Raymond Chandler, Robert Crais, and Michael Connelly, I could never write that dark.
I grew up on Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. After while, I lost interest in puzzles.
What fascinates me about a book is the people in it, the moral challenges, especially when a morally black-and-white person is faced with two choices, both bad. Exploring moral ambiguity through my writing is also an excuse to share my twisted sense of humor.
There's no mayhem, no sex, nothing overtly noir. Instead, there are people trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in.
Sort of like you and me.
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