Detectives Beyond Borders (and me)

July 29th, 2008

Peter Rozovsky’s really wonderful site, DETECTIVES BEYOND BORDERS, which anyone who’s interested in crime fiction should put at the other end of a RSS feed, is featuring a two-part interview with little me right now, and it’s provoking some interesting discussion, especially about a slam I took at CNN and MSNBC.  The interview is in two parts because I talk too much.

Even if you’re as tired of me as I am, you should look at Peter’s site.

By the way, the first person to respond (and to say something nice about A NAIL THROUGH THE HEART) was Adrian McKinty, a very, very good novelist.  What a pleasant surprise.

Isn’t this a nice short post?

6 Responses to “Detectives Beyond Borders (and me)”

  1. Lisa Kenney Says:

    What a great interview! There were quite a few things covered that I’ve been curious about for quite a while. The whole commentary about news coverage of child prostitution was VERY interesting. Apparently, I’ve had some misconceptions about that subject based on what I’ve seen. I have more questions…

  2. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Lisa — I previously answered your note at some length, but this morning going through the evening’s accumulation of spam, I erased my own reply. And guess what? WordPress has no UNDELETE feature.

    Anyway, ask me anything you want on the topic, and I’ll answer where I can. And I’m looking forward to seeing you in Denver on Thursday the seventh.

  3. Sphinx Ink Says:

    Excellent interview, and I learned yet more interesting things about you. By the way, I posted a positive review of A NAIL THROUGH THE HEART on Amazon a few days ago. I really enjoyed the book, and I recommend it highly.

  4. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Hi, Sphinxy —

    THANK YOU for the great review. For some reason, NAIL has started to sell again (a little bit) on Amazon — maybe it’s you?

    I know it takes time and effort to go to Amazon, compose a review, and upload it, but it really does make a difference. Good reviews increase by about 60% the likelihood that someone who finds the page will buy the book.

    So thanks again.

  5. Cynthia Mueller Says:

    Hey Tim,

    I want some credit for recent Nail sales. I’ve been talking you up with friends and loaning out my copies of your books. Everyone (okay four) of my friends have returned the books and bought their own copies.

    Tomorrow, I’ll hit the next cul-de-sac over, and then on to Owl Butte and Janelle. Next week . . .

  6. Dana King Says:

    I usually read Detectives Beyond Borders daily, but I’ve been on vacation for a couple of weeks and I’m just getting back into my usual routine. Excellent interview; Peter always does a great job there. I particularly liked your comments about how Poke being an outsider freed you from having to be an insider yourself. I did that with a protagonist for my as yet unsolf series, and have always wondered if I was cheating. Turns out I was clever. 🙂

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