Thursday, May 16, 2013

LIttle Big News: The Red Envelope

Hard to believe there is any medium I haven't already reported this, but my "The Red Envelope," winner of the Black Orchid Novella Award, is in the current, July/August issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.  I also talked about writing it at Trace Evidence and found something different to say about the process at SleuthSayers.

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  1. Mr. Lopresti: So far, so good. Enjoying your BONA. About half way through. I'm a slow reader. In fact, sometimes I'm just slow. Sort of like Thomas Gray on the espresso machine. Love the time period and the beat thing. Delgardo is a kick. The irony of your opening is particularly fun. A divorce case, indeed. Can't yet visualize how you got Red into the title. By the way, "Coney Island of the Mind," is one of my all-time favorites. Yours truly, Toe.

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  2. Toe,

    Glad you are enjoying it. Let me know how you like the second half!

    Rob

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    1. Dear Rob: Now I see why this is a winner! And what a great lesson in character development for tyros like me. Superficially, Delgardo and Thomas seem nothing like Nero Wolfe and Archie. However, by the time I finished reading "The Red Envelope" I would have sworn it was one of Rex Stout's better novellas. My wife Brenda can verify my sentiments. In some very subtle way you managed to capture the essence of Stout's characters and present them all in a fresh package. Coo! Yours truly, Toe.

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  3. Toe, thanks for the kind words. Maybe you'd like to get a job as an editor somewhere? I'd appreciate it!

    Rob

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