Review: White Leopard by Laurent Guillaume

Solo Camara is a former cop from France with a dark past and now, a P.I. in Mali. He takes an ordinary missing-person case and ends up dealing with murder and corruption. The translation of French into English hasn’t diminished the poetic rhythm of the language, or the use of setting as a character. TheContinue reading “Review: White Leopard by Laurent Guillaume”

Humpty Dumpty Disorder

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,” BY MOTHER GOOSE Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again.   After the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference, I feel like Humpty Dumpty. Nothing has sorted out my brain. Rest,Continue reading “Humpty Dumpty Disorder”

The Chicken Versus The Rabbit

The assembly line made the chicken a popular industry in Gainesville, Georgia and a statue was erected. Rabbittown, a former hamlet in Gainesville, still had people who remembered the importance of the raising and selling of rabbits in the past, and they proudly erected a 20-foot, BIG rabbit in 1993. BEWARE. It’s still illegal toContinue reading “The Chicken Versus The Rabbit”

Met A Clever Spider: Quite a Character

Photo by Dean Hesse The female yellow garden spider has many admirable, intriguing traits: “The writing spider” makes zigzag lines in her web. –Plot twists abound She is clean. She remakes her interior web every day. –A born editor She has an additional claw to spine her intricate webs. –A secret weapon She is largerContinue reading “Met A Clever Spider: Quite a Character”

Anti-Heroes Must Be Interesting

Last weekend in South Carolina one of the more thought-provoking questions for the panel members at the Mystery in The Midlands surrounded the topic of whether the protagonist must be likeable. Underlying this question there was a presumption of the mainstream moral code of right and wrong being part of a good guy’s persona. MostContinue reading “Anti-Heroes Must Be Interesting”