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Just when I Thought That Mark Mallen was Dead and Gone…

… he pops up on this incredibly awesome list. VERY humbled to be included here with the likes of James Elroy, Lawrence Block, and Jo Nesbo.

Drug addiction and detective fiction. Hand in hand.

 

RkL

 

 


And Here We Are. LOST WINGS.

Lost Wings is now available on Amazon, both as hard copy and E-book.

It took fifteen years of never giving up on this book to get to this day, and you know, yeah… I feel pretty proud at this moment. The book was always there in my desk drawer, and it always there in my mind.

I just knew that I could never give up.

And now here it is, published through an incredible press, Elephant’s Bookshelf Press. This house has never published books like mine before, like Lost Wings, but they were willing to take a chance on Richard Eastman, Avesta, Demarco, and Lucifer. And for that, I will always be grateful.

So, after all these long years, this novel about a war vet that comes home one night to find a wingless angel in his bathtub and then goes off on the mission of his life to find those wings, is finally here.

Hope you have as much fun reading it, as I did writing it.

RkL

 


My Latest Post is LIVE over at Criminal Element.

It’s all about my love of the 1970’s cop show, S.W.A.T.

Hope you enjoy!

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“There are some shows that change your life when you’re a kid. For some of you out there it might’ve been The Outer Limits. Or maybe it was Night Gallery. Perhaps even The A-Team.

For me?

S.W.A.T. was one of those shows.

In some other posts I’ve done here, I talked previously about a couple television shows that predate S.W.A.T., The Mod Squad, and also Harry O. I talked about how those shows reflected the times in which they were created, and I mentioned how S.W.A.T. was different. Now I’m going to tell you why.


My Latest Post is LIVE Over at the Greatness That is Criminal Element.

Oh, Harry O!

“Oh man, O Man.

I need to come clean on something before I get going. And that is that I was only nine or so when this very incredible, very thoughtful TV show first came on the scene. I was too young to stay up that late. I only vaguely remember the second half of the first season, when the show was moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. Some sort of money thing, as shooting in San Diego quickly became too costly. Harry, played to the hilt by David Janssen, was the penultimate private eye. Harry Orwell had been a cop but was wounded in the line of duty.

However, getting shot in the back didn’t kill him…”

Hope you enjoy. And definitely spend some time over at Criminal Element, THE place for fans of crime fiction.

See ya.

RkL


My Latest Post over Criminal Element is LIVE!

All about the greatness that was The Mod Squad:

Pete.

Linc.

Julie.

Yeah, you got it. The Mod Squad (1968-1972).

Now, I have to put out a disclaimer here: I was only a wee tike of a wino when the show arrived. All my love for the show, and my reverence, comes from watching it in repeats. When I first watched the show as a young, pubescent wino it was all about Julie, played by Peggy Lipton.

I interviewed a friend of mine, one well versed in the show. This is what she had to say:

ME: So, what do you feel was the best part of the show?

HER: Linc.

ME: Do you have any favorite episodes?

HER: Yes. The ones with Linc in them.

ME: But he’s in all of them, isn’t he?

HER: And your point is?

ME: So, if Linc were a stamp, you’d lick him?

HER: Damn straight.

Check out the rest here.

 

Thanks!

 

RkL


My Latest Post over at Criminal Element.

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that your 2013 rocks and rolls and brings you a ton of happiness.

I get to kick off the new year with my latest post over at Criminal Element. My appreciation of the movie Jaws:

On Jaws, or How I Came to Love the Summer Blockbuster

The first ever blockbuster.
Began Steven Spielberg’s career.
That legendary musical score.
Had Robert Shaw in it.

Yes… I’m talkin’ Jaws.

Where to start, right? This was the movie that gave us the “summer blockbuster.” It also began the long series of “nature gone angry” genre films such as, The Swarm, Day of the Animals, Piranha, and of course…Grizzly.

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My First Book Review.

You can find it over on Criminal Element!

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The Devil Doesn’t Want Me is a humorous noir novella by Eric Beetner, recent recipient of the Stalker Award for Most Criminally Underrated Author (available October 23, 2012).

I’ve never done one of these Fresh Meat things before, and was a bit nervous about it. I mean, giving my opinion when it’s asked for is something new to me. I’m fine when it’s NOT asked for… in fact, I’m in a whole ’nother realm when I give unasked for advice. But after reading Eric Beetner’s new novella, The Devil Doesn’t Want Me, I was certainly glad I got the opportunity. Why?”

For the rest of the review, go here.

Thanks!

RkL