On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 10:49 AM, jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org
> --- In email@example.com <rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "Brian Thornton"
> <bthorntonwriter@...> wrote:
> >> I'm pretty sure I used "damn" and "hell" a couple of times in "Suicide
> >> Blonde," definitely hard-boiled, and recently published by AHMM in their
> >> November, 2008 issue.
> >Damn, my turn with the coffee! And I look forward to reading this
> >issue, of course. I am about three issues behind in my reading. I
> >usually read them cover to cover.
I'd welcome any feedback you'd care to give on it. mrt. I think it goes
without saying (or ought to) that your voice carries some weight (your
recommendations go a long way with me).
About the story itself: it's a period piece about a mob-connected lawyer who
works as a 'fixer" in 1962 Vegas, and is stuck baby-sitting the "Billy
Carter"-type older brother of the local boss. I think it might be my best
piece of work so far, and I am both proud of it and humbled by Linda
Landrigan's willingness to take a second look at it (I'd sent her a previous
draft, on which she'd passed). It's my second AHMM story, and I was
thrilled to have it placed in the Bouchercon issue.
All the Best-
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