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 years until L&L Dreamspell Publishing picked up one of my novels, The Take. It’s a fast-paced little noir effort that will be out sometime in 2010. Thanks go to Morgan St James for her energetic efforts in helping me with the preliminary editing. You can read an excerpt of it here on this site.
I’ve always admired the best of the crime novelists. I’m talking about hardboiled fiction guys like Jim Thompson, Charles Willeford, David Goodis, Gil Brewer, and Raymond Chandler, among others, who between them, managed to kick the door open a crack or two, all the while operating under the stigma of “pulp” writer. They made it “respectable” to write crime fiction, elitist public opinion notwithstanding. Later, you had Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Elmore Leonard, James Ellroy, and so many others who shoved the door all the way open so guys like me could just walk right through it. Speaking only for myself, I owe these men a serious debt of gratitude.