I usually try to keep my personal tastes out of my #twitterviews decisions. And, for the record, that has led to me finding out that my tastes are broader than I thought. But when I read about Josh Cook's debut novel, An Exaggerated Murder, I must admit, this one is totally in my wheelhouse. A private investigator named Trike Augustine. Sherlock Holmes-like talent meeting absurd clues that defy deduction. A mixture of pure noir, dark comedy, and bizarro mockery. Before even reading it, Josh Cook was quickly becoming a new favorite. Add to that the fact that Cook is an indie book seller at Porter Square Books and his debut is put out by Melville House, and this one was a no-brainer choice. After reading this, please check out http://www.portersquarebooks.com/. If you pre-order your copy using: http://www.portersquarebooks.com/book/9781612194271, Josh will sign it before he sends it out. Just put "signed" in the order message. Be sure to mention #twitterviews. You don't really have to do that. It won't get you anything.
Question 1: Will Boston's snow-pocalypse show up in a writing trend?
Question 2: Which detective fiction conventions do you love/hate?
Question 3: Can you share with us one of your more obscure allusions?
Question 4: Do you think you'll make this a series?
Question 5: What's the most critical success factor for indie books?
An Exaggerated Murder gets its official release on March 3rd. Once again, you can pre-order it now from Porter Square and get a signed copy. All bright and shiny in the mail. You should totally do that.
"...these characters have been so much fun to write ... that I want to spend more time with them."
So do we, Josh. So do we.