Re: RARA-AVIS: BUST appearances by Bruen and Starr

From: crimeflix (
Date: 09 May 2006

Thank you--great to hear you enjoyed it!! We had a lot of fun with the epigraphs. We took some stylistic bits from our solo novels and applied them to BUST...for example, the epigraphs are an "homage" to Ken and at one point we couldn't resist having a Bruen-like list....we couldn't resist referencing other books, etc--even our own your other post you mention "twisted city" and there were other ones as well...for example at one point we needed a back story for Dillon's character and I told Ken we have to have made him kill a tinker...a ref to Ken's book The Killing of the Tinker...Nice catch on the Halle Berry!...regarding the mystery writer who gave the Down Syndrome pin to Clinton, this is semi-fictionalized....Dillon is original to this story--his full name is Thomas Dillon, fitting since Dillon is a "failed poet"...we didn't write the book by doing separate chapters...I don't think there's a section of the book that we worked on independently and sometimes, looking back, we can't even remember who wrote what...a lot of the time, Ken would immitate my style, and I'd immitate Ken... By the way, we're planning to do a sequel to BUST for Hard Case... Thanks again!!! J

> I just finished BUST and enjoyed it very much--congratulations on
it, and
> I hope it does well. I'm trying to alternate non-fiction with
fiction in
> my reading, but I had to violate the rule when BUST arrived. I was
> for non-fiction but I couldn't pass up a Starr/Bruen combo.
> The epigraphs were a kick, and I got some inside jokes like
the "Maureen
> O'Hara is no Halle Berry" (Halle Berry being, as I understand it,
> nickname for you because of the screenplay you wrote for her).
And ...
> wait, don't you yourself get mentioned in the book? Good Lord, I
> have written it down, because I was reading that bit this afternoon
> I've already forgotten. Who's the writer who gave the Down
Syndrome pin
> to Clinton? I did a quick search of the web but didn't find the
name. Is
> it a true story? And Dillon--is he a character from another Bruen
> While I was reading I'd try to guess which was a Bruen section and
> was a Starr section, but I was probably wrong about a lot of it.
It was
> fun guessing, though, and it was certainly fun reading.
> Bill
> --
> William Denton : Toronto, Canada : :

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