I just finished Prohibition, a 1930s crime tale by Terrence McCauley. Next up is James Crumley's The Last Good Kiss. Then there's The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy, followed by Get Carter and Jack Carter's Law by Ted Lewis.
Who is your favorite novelist of all times?
Hard to choose just one. Jim Thompson would be right up there, along with James Ellroy, Douglas Fairbairn, and VS Naipaul.
What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
Monty Hall's biography might surprise you, because it certainly surprises me every time I see it. I bought it over 30 years ago, because somehow he insinuated his way into my life.
Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Since I've just narrated the audiobook of I, The Jury, I'd have to say Mike Hammer.
What book do you return to?
Jim Thompson's The Grifters. From the first sentence to the last, it washes over me like baptismal waters. I could also easily reread any of Vicki Hendricks' books.