Tuesday, October 6, 2009

People have been asking me...

Since Small Crimes, Pariah and Killer all make up my noir 'man out of prison' trilogy, people have been asking me whether the books need to be read in order. Nope. They're all independent from each other. On the other hand, I do think the books are enhanced by reading all of them, and I've gotten this same feedback from others who've read them. It's fun seeing the different journeys my noir protagonists take on being released from prison. It's kind of like the old theme issues I used to run on Hardluck Stories, seeing how different stories take divergent paths along the same general theme.

2 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

I wrote a short story in honor of this theme, but so far no takers. If I get one, I'll let you know.

Dave Zeltserman said...

Patti, you'll definitely have to let me know when this story is placed. Of course, you could make your released prisoner a geezer, and then you'd be all set for DMD2.