Sat, 16 September 2006
The tagline is "mystery writers revealed" and Duane Swierczynski's frankness makes for truth in advertising. He admits that behind his hard-boiled exterior, a soft spot for family fuels his writing. He acknowledges that his Catholic upbringing creates a particular brand of justice in his novels, and that his ambivalent relationship with his hometown of Philadelphia injects those novels with dark longing. He speaks of how the characters in THE WHEELMAN helped to plot its action, and even shares a personal maxim with aspiring authors: if it's not action, it may not be worth writing. This podcast is brought to you by Clute and Edwards of www.noircast.net. To leave a comment on this episode, or make a donation to the podcast, please visit "Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed" at btbm.libsyn.com.