'Wild and alive, an epic manhunt and a brutal social portrait, D.B. is the road trip of your dreams --- Hunter Thompson does the driving, but John Steinbeck holds the map' Mark Costello, author of BIG IF
Where do you begin? The USA must be the mother of all crime, certainly in film and in print. Skipping over the hard boiled pulp fiction and pulp films such as 'The Big Sleep' or 'The Maltese Falcon' we at Bitter Lemon Press tend to wallow in the atmospheric works of the darkest noir films of the 1950’s and beyond. The films that reflect a decaying society, like 'The Dark Corner', 'The Killing', 'Touch of Evil' or even 'Point Blank', based on a Richard Stark novel. These lead us to more contemporary crime literature and films, sometimes called neon noir, often brazenly lit urban stories of corruption. A fine example is a dialogue based masterpiece by George V. Higgins, the novel and film 'The Friends of Eddie Coyle'.
James Crumley is another giant of this crime genre and is a member of what some loosely refer to as the Missoula school, named after a Montana town at the foot of the Rockies which has spawned or attracted such authors as James Lee Burke, Richard Hugo, William Kettridge and our very own Elwood Reid.
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Reid- Author Interview
www.breaktech.net/ EmergingWritersForum/ View_Interview.aspx?id=95
www.annarborobserver.com/ reviews/ 0407.elwoodreid-review.html
www.failbetter.com/ 15/ ReidInterview.htm
www.libraryjournal.com/ article/ CA421029.html
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