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September 05, 2017


Hank Phillippi Ryan

It's weird, though, because my books are basically set in Boston. And they are very realistic, and often events take place an actual buildings. . So I find myself saying driving past a certain apartment on Beacon Street, and I say oh, that's where the murderer lived. But then I realize no!… I made that up.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

David, is this a new series for you? Hurray!
Tell us about it!

Hank Phillippi Ryan

And congratulations!

Rowe Carenen

I feel that way about Winston-Salem, NC and Llangollen, Wales. Both always feel like home to me even though I don't get to either as much as I'd like.


I don't know that I have that feeling about real places, but I have lots of fictional places I feel that way about.

David Burnsworth


Thanks for having me here today! Yes it's a new series. I read hard boiled so that's what I like to write. Blu Carraway likes the hard jobs. Unfortunately for him he's in a dry spell until a new potential client pays him a visit. It's a missing person job and not really his preference but he needs the money. It goes downhill from there and he gets what he wants, but maybe the cost is more than he anticipated.

David Burnsworth


Me too. I like Tolkien's middle earth as well as CJ Box's picture of Wyoming.

David Burnsworth


Has it changed much for you since you left?

hank Phillippi Ryan

I'd love to go to Wales, Rowe! And we are watching Hinterland right now!

hank Phillippi Ryan

Middle Earth? No way. Happy to read about it--but that's as far as I go.

David Burnsworth

It is so much fun to "experience" another place either by reading about it or writing about it!

Joanna Campbell Slan

David, my grandmother was a Middleton and a Manigault. You can guess what my favorite city is! My middle name is Ward, after the family that created the Pawley's Island hammock and owned Brookgreen. My roots there go deep into the pluff mud.

David Burnsworth


Thanks for your comment. The lowcountry is truly special!

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