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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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16 Feb 2020 Crime Wave #2

The Crime Wave article for February is off to the gentlemen of Ink Heist. This time I used the wayback machine to examine my favorite Crime writer, Richard Stark. Here's a sample: When a fresh faced guy in a Chevy offered him a lift, Parker told...

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02 Feb 2020 Ink Heist Podcast Interview

Last night Linda Jones and I spent two hours talking with Rich Duncan, Laurel Hightower and Shane Keene - the Ink Heist crew. We covered all manner of subjects about writing and narrating and our favorite books but also went seriously off the rails and...

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01 Feb 2020 This is what’s happening

Quick updates: The horror novel-to-be Spite House is pushed back while I work on the crime novel, Mister Madame, about an ex-con (and former run away) tracking down a kind who ran away from home to the mean streets of New York. It's coming along swimmingly and I...

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