Equally, I've always looked for the character(s) who could match the bad guys, brain cell for brain cell, in cracking the case and hauling in the bad guy in the process. That's why I've always been fond of Sherlock Holmes (both the books and the movies). That's why all the books in my library (as pitiful as it is) are character-driven books/series that fit this give parameter of mine.
That's why I invented Turner Hahn and Frank Morales. Not only are they smart and talented, but their unique characters each to their own personalities. Separately they are each damn good a being a homicide detective. Combined in a team and they are, for me . . . and I hope to a growing fan base . . . pleasing to follow along with in their investigations.
So I have a new collection of short stories out featuring these two. Some old stories from the past, mixed in with a few new stories no one have seen yet. The new offering is called MURDER IS OUR BUSINESS. Eight short stories that display their unique talents and their proclivity at being good friends.
Yes. Not only do I like a good whodunit. But I like a good whodunit that have characters in it who have a sense of humor . . . as dry or as morbid as can be. I've always believed in the old art of Shakespearean story telling that you mix in a little blood letting with a little black humor on an almost 3-to-1 ratio. Three horrors balanced by one guffaw.
Real life is like that. Horror (or the Mundane) mixed with Humor. This 3-to-1 formula is what makes us Human. We endure the mundane and horror around us . . . we concoct our own brand of humor to help us cope.
If you find you like the short stories, well . . . by all means! . . . try some of their novels. You'll find those in the right hand column as well.
I do hope you like a trip down twisting mazes and dark streets.