Category «Thrillers»

Meet Harry Seaburn, Thief, Romantic & Run Out of Luck

Yeah, the seven book Harry Seaburn Thriller Series starting with The Feathered Virgin tells the wild and mordantly comic story of a thief who is tough, brash, running on empty and wants a good woman, anybody’s good woman, but he tends to shoot people and what good woman would want him? It’s hard to know …

Life is a Wild and Crazy Thing, eh?

Harry Seaburn’s comic crime caper novel series had just been born – with publication of The Feathered Virgin on Amazon – and the author (me) almost got unborn. Life, as the old Greek said, is a wild and scary thing. Or maybe just very Dortmunder. (You Donald E. Westlake fans will know what that means.) …

Finding Brigid O’Shaughnessy (and the Maltese Falcon)

I know a guy who knew Brigid O’Shaughnessy.  His name was Joe Gores.  And she was real.  It’s a great story.  Brigid, as you know, was the seductive murderess who drove Sam Spade to hunt down The Maltese Falcon  in Dashiell Hammett’s masterpiece of hard-boiled detective fiction.  Hammett had been a Pinkerton agent in San Francisco …