Me and my English peeps at Bouchercon New Orleans
And now, Noircon.
© Peter Rozovsky 2016
"Because Murder is More Fun Away From Home"
|"Shadow Man" by Peter Rozovsky|
for Detectives Beyond Borders
|Richard Layman, Julie M.|
Rivett. Photo by your humble
"As Nellie collided with the falling chair, Carp started a circular route that took him swiftly in the direction of the bar., Knowing what was coming, the regulars at the bar reached quickly for their shot glasses and grimly held on. Others weren't quick enough. As Carp flashed past the bar, his arms functioned with the speed of a piston. Before he reached the far end of the bar, he'd snatched and downed a double rye and a single of California brandy. Then he headed for the front door and scampered out."Noircon, the best little biennial crime fiction convention in Philadelphia or anywhere else. See you there.
"I've been in pictures.' Her voice was husky. `That's where you've seen me.'
"`No, it isn't,' McFee said. `Sit down.'"
"Cruikshank was careless with his eggs."Booth also worked bits of social-realist type description into the story a good deal less obtrusively and to better narrative purpose than is often the case with such writing, and his bitter cops sound a good deal more like real people than such characters often do. So maybe Booth has a touch of Horace McCoy in him, too.
|My excellent panel called "Hank to Hendrix. Beyond Hammett |
and Chandler: Lesser Known Writers of the Pulp and Paperback
Original Eras." From left: me, Martin Edwards, Gary Phillips,
Eric Beetner, Rick Ollerman. Thanks, guys.
|In the French Quarter|
|Me and the Man on Canal Street|
|With Nanci Kalanta over breakfast at the Ruby|
Slipper Cafe, Magazine Street, New Orleans
|Lobby bar at the New Orleans Marriott, where the|
staff and service were superb, and the elevators had
minds of their own.
|Breakfast at the Ruby Slipper. Counterclockwise|
from left: Daniel Palmer, Ali Karim, me, Mike Stotter,
J. Kingston Pierce, Joe Finder, Stuart Neville, Steve
|Mike Stotter, Allison Leotta, me, and, in the|
background, Tom Pitts, at Laura Lippman's house
|If you don't know who this is by now, you haven't|
been paying attention.
|Hanging out before I checked in with, from left, Ali|
Karim, Martin Edwards, Jacques Filippi, Mike
|With Ali Karim, Mike Stotter, J. Kingston Pierce, and|
Keith Raffel after our visit to the National World War
II Museum in New Orleans
|Moderating the "Hank to Hendrix" panel, whose|
members included Martin Edwards (right) discussing
|With J. Kingston Pierce, Ali Karim, and Nanci|
Kalanta at the convention hotel
|Doing my photo thing, fifth row, right|
side, with my leg sticking into the
|With J. Kingston "Jeff" Pierce, J.D. Allen. Mike|
Stotter at the Shamus Awards dinner
|Being checked for a pulse at the|
convention hotel. That's what
happens at Bouchercons
Labels: Bouchercon 2016
|John Rector, Voodoo Lounge,|
New Orleans, September 2016.
Photo by Peter Rozovsky
|Bayou country, Louisiana. Photos by Peter|
Rozovsky for Detectives Beyond Borders
|St. Charles Streetcar Line, New Orleans|
|St. Louis Cathedral. Photo by Peter|
Rozovsky/Detectives Beyond Borders
|Jacques Filippi and palm trees on Canal Street.|
Photos by Peter Rozovsky
|A girl playing guitar in Chris Acker|
and the Growing Boys.
"Inspector Herlihy slammed his hat down on the table, ran his fingers through the thick mane of his hair. `How the hell can you tell it's a thirty-two until you get the damn bullet out?' he roared.
"The medical examiner dropped his topcoat on the couch, took off his jacket, started to started to roll up his sleeves. `I can't, if you're going to get technical about it, inspector. Not any more than you can tell when you find a hole under your sink whether it was made by a mouse or an elephant.'"And that's one reason Frank Kane is so much fun to read. (Read my discussion of Kane's novel Liz and why Kane was a better writer than Stieg Larsson.)
|Saint Louis Cathedral, New Orleans.|
Photos by Peter Rozovsky
"Agatha was beautiful, but Agatha was a snob. Agatha laughed, but Agatha had the sense of humor of a rachitic newt."
|Ato Onatade shocked by Jay Stringer|
|Nanci Kalanta (Mountain Jane Laurel), Ali Karim|
|Steve Cavanaugh and his fellow night creatures|
|Jeffrey Siger, Barry Lancet|