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14 Sep 2020 Draft Deux of Six Girl Smile

I finished the crime novel Six Girl Smile a few weeks back and am working on draft two. The title comes from a line of dialogue in the story and seems to fit better than the original working title, Mister Madame. I think you'll like...

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14 Sep 2020 The Many Storied Man

As often happens, plans change (which may be this year's theme) but in this case for the better, I hope. I'm adding another new story to the mosaic novel Archibald Leech, the Many Storied Man. This one is titled "The Skinny" and, well...

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23 Jul 2020 It’s getting hot in here

As Covid deaths soar and Trump dispatches secret police to Portland, NYC is hunkered down against a heat wave. Fortunately the time has proven productive and I'm making steady progress through Act III of Six Girl Smile. I'm also working with Shane Keene at Inkheist...

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18 Jul 2020 As the World Burns

Work on SIX GIRL SMILE continues apace, but it is a slow pace as current events gnaw at me. Still, I've pivoted into the third act and we're on the downhill slide. I will chain myself to the typewriter until it's finished. ...

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01 Jul 2020 The Queenpin – Crime Wave #4

As I prepare for a special edition of Crime Wave centered no Walter Mosley, I thought it high time I shared Crime Wave #4, "Contender for the Crown," in which I discuss the genius that is Megan Abbott's noir novel Queenpin. You can read the...

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20 May 2020 Corona Crime Wave

I interviewed Ryan Wick about his forthcoming novel Safe Cracker, hand to hand combat and picking locks. Behold! The third installment of Crime Wave is on Ink Heist. https://inkheist.com/2020/04/02/crime-wave-3-picking-locks-with-ryan-wick/...

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28 Apr 2020 The opening pages of Six Girl Smile

People have been sharing work to help us pass the time during the pandemic lock down, so here are the opening pages to Six Girl Smile, (aka Mister Madame), my current WIP.   Six Girl Smile By John C. Foster     CHAPTER ONE   1.   “Go to Hell, Wrecker,” the old man said....

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21 Feb 2020 Mister Madame is approaching

Just a quick update to let you know that the crime novel MISTER MADAME is coming along swimmingly. I expect the rough to be done by the end of March and will have more updates as things proceed. ...

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19 Feb 2020 True Horror is Revealed in Several Forms

Laurel Hightower said this in her review of THE ISLE: There's an excellent blurb on the front of this book along the lines of it being from one of Nathanial Hawthorne's nightmares. It's a great quote, because it credits the way Foster has captured that archaic...

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