Join us for an afternoon of Southern California noir, with Clive Rosengren and S.W. Lauden. Clive 's acting career spanned more than forty years, eighteen of them pounding many of the same streets as his fictional sleuth Eddie Collins. He appeared on stages at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others. Movie credits include Ed Wood, Soapdish, Cobb, and Bugsy. Among numerous television credits are Seinfeld, Home Improvement, and Cheers, where he played the only person to throw Sam Malone out of his own bar. He lives in southern Oregon's Rogue Valley, safe and secure from the hurly-burly of Hollywood. Rosengren has written three books in the Eddie Collins Mystery series; books one and two were both finalists for the Shamus Awards, sponsored by the Private Eye Writers of America.
"While the investigation is interesting--what's in those cartons being stored in a large warehouse, and what do they have to do with the missing brother?--the heart of this story is Eddie's reaction to Velvet's reappearance in his life. In short, the book's more intriguing moments are wrapped around the love story, not the mystery. Eddie is a good guy who has a talent for getting himself into bad places, but unlike most of Tinseltown's cynical PIs, this eminently likable protagonist maintains enough inner innocence to make an unlikely love story believable, even when the weather turns bad." --Betty Webb in Mystery Scene Magazine on Velvet on a Tuesday Afternoon
S.W. Lauden is the author of the Greg Salem punk rock P.I. series including Bad Citizen Corporation and Grizzly Season. His Tommy & Shayna Crime Caper novellas include Crosswise and Crossed Bones. He is also the co-host of the Writer Types podcast. His short fiction has been published by Out of the Gutter, Criminal Element, Dark Corners, Dead Guns Magazine, Akashic Books, WeirdBook, Spelk Fiction, Shotgun Honey and Crimespree Magazine.
Kirkus Reviews noted of Hang Time, "Lauden’s prose zooms along with an arch energy, and the final installment in his Greg Salem trilogy (Grizzly Season, 2016, etc.) keeps the plot twists coming at warp speed."
Touring in a band is murder. Or is it suicide? After narrowly surviving a hellish season with a murderous drug kingpin, Greg Salem and his sidekick/drummer are back at home in The Bay Cities. A tour looms for their infamous punk band, Bad Citizen Corporation, but first Salem & Associates must wrap up a jealous husband case tied to a cheating hip-hop bombshell. BCC plays a warm up show when a dead body turns up in their dressing room--the first of many during this ill-fated reunion.
The final book in the Greg Salem trilogy, Hang Time, brings together the colorful cast of characters from Bad Citizen CorporationGrizzly Season in a thrilling and atmospheric series finale fueled by sex, drugs, backstabbing band mates, cheating spouses and vicious cops. The non-stop action will keep readers dangling until the very end.
Shayna Billups left Tommy Ruzzo and Seatown, Florida in smoking ruins before escaping to New Orleans. She's slinging rum drinks at a pirate-themed dive bar when a treasure map grabs her attention. All alone and thirsting for adventure, Shayna follows the clues to North Carolina where she assembles a band of drug-dealing pirates to wage war on a murderous mayor and his blood-thirsty biker gang.
As the bodies pile up, Shayna wonders if Ruzzo will find her before she ends up in Davy Jones' Locker.
Carla Rizzoli and PI Eddie Collins were once cast on the same TV show. He has never forgotten her. Now Carla needs Eddie to find her missing brother, who warned her in a note to "watch her back." Carla, now an exotic dancer, has a role in a B-movie, and Eddie is driven by more than a paycheck to protect her, no matter what the risks.
Hollywood PI, sometime actor Eddie Collins receives an SOS from Mike Ford. His Oscar has been stolen during a home invasion and his girlfriend drowned in the swimming pool. Did she surprise the burglar? All the dots connect around a movie Ford directed and acted in: Red Desert. Is a person associated with the shoot harboring a deadly grudge?
PI and part-time actor Eddie Collins is hired to investigate the death of his ex-wife, Elaine Weddington, on the set of her latest B-movie. As Eddie follows the trail of clues, he realizes how little he knew about his ex, who was surrounded by jealousy and intrigue. And now the killer wants him dead too.