Tag Archives: crime fiction

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

There’s a blog today on The Outfit–A Collective of Chicago Crime Writers, written by David Heinzmann, which grabbed my interest. David mentioned that he was born and raised around Peoria, a solid middle-American town if ever there was one. On a recent visit, he noticed that what once was a lonely country road outside of […]

HOW LONG, BABY, HOW LONG?

Russel D McLean put up a thoughtful post on today’s Do Some Damage blogspot. It concerned the length of novels, with a side conversation about pricing relative to length. The length part was what caught my eye, though. I’ve had all kinds of problems with this. My first published novel, The Take, will be coming […]

WAITING FOR JAMES ELLROY

Well, I just bought the new James Ellroy novel, Blood’s A Rover.  Lindsey Losnedahl of the Las Vegas Review-Journal liked it, and I have to admit, I’ve been looking forward to it for some time, as I do all of his novels.  In my opinion, his LA Quartet ranks as one of the greatest achievements […]

SHORT STORY, “PICKUP ACROSS THE RIVER”, PUBLISHED ONLINE

My short story, Pickup Across The River, has been published on the outstanding online site, A Twist Of Noir.  A crime tale set in New Orleans, it features a touristy couple who are able to make passionate love to each other, then calmly attach silencers to their semiautomatics.  A direct link to the story is […]

SHORT STORY, “BLOCK”, COMING OUT THIS MONTH

I’m happy to say that one of my short stories, Block, will be published in the 2009 Wizards Of Words Anthology, due out later this month.  It’s a noirish tale with Hitchcockian overtones, spun around Lila Rakubian, crime fiction author, who finds the characters of her novel-in-progress have deserted her. I’ll be posting the anthology’s release date as […]

WELCOME

Welcome to my website, mikedennisnoir.com. This is my first post, and I’m very excited to finally get this site up and running. A boatload of thanks to Leslie Michaelis of Las Vegas, who built it from the ground up. I’m a crime fiction writer, living in Las Vegas, who’s been toiling in the vineyards for […]