I have typed a complete outline of a third installment of the Lock Tourmaline mystery series. It has a working title of Murdering the Buddha. My goal is to take these characters out of the New Jersey/Hawaii settings and open them up to the larger world. I am also interested in resolving the issue of … More Is a Third Installment of the Lock Tourmaline Mystery Series Being Written?
I have been asked a number of times who my favorite character is in the Lock Tourmaline Mystery Series. Without hesitation, my answer is April. That might seem unusual, especially because she is a fairly minor character in the first novel, Point and Shoot. However, that is the reason she is a major character in … More Who is Your Favorite Character in the Lock Tourmaline Mystery Series?
Sleeping to Death dwells more on the murder mystery itself than Point and Shoot did. There are clues sprinkled throughout the novel, and once the mystery is resolved, it becomes clear that those clues had a meaning that was overlooked. That is one of the ten commandments that Raymond Chandler, the author of the Philip … More How is Sleeping to Death Different than the Second Edition of Point and Shoot?
I have been asked a number of times to explain the difference between the first edition and the second. The differences are major, albeit, somewhat subtle. In the first edition, there was a great deal of time devoted to Lock Tourmaline’s internal struggles, as well as those of his ex-wife, Lori, and current paramour, … More Point and Shoot – Exactly How is the Second Edition Different than the First?
Point and Shoot was originally published on February 23, 2006. It was always meant to be the first in a mystery series in which Lock Tourmaline would be the protagonist. The idea was to create a gritty, compelling series of murder mysteries that would take place in authentic locations in New Jersey; deal with the … More Point and Shoot – Why is there a Second Edition?