|A Los Angeles native, Paul Marks loves the city that L.A. was. Dodging bullets, he’s not so sure about the city it is today. He is the author of over thirty published short stories in a variety of genres, ranging from noir to straight mystery, satire to serious fiction. His novel, White Heat, winner of the Shamus Award, is set in 1992 against the turmoil of the L.A. riots erupting from the Rodney King assault. His latest, L.A. Late at Night, is a collection of five short stories highlighting the “mean” streets of La La Land, Los Angeles. Join Paul and us and learn a few dirty secrets of our neighbors to the north.|
A collection of 5 stories from the Mean Streets of Los Angeles by Shamus Award-Winning author Paul D. Marks
Welcome to Los Angeles. The city that sleeps with one eye open. Enjoy the hot Santa Ana breeze while you sip your tequila. Take a stroll down Sunset Boulevard. Dip your toes in Echo Park lake. Walk down Raymond Chandler's mean streets. Meet your new neighbors: A rising star defense attorney with self doubts. A dinosaur LAPD detective resistant to change. A beat cop with anger control issues. A drifter who is easily led astray. And two brothers with extra bad luck. And of course, the city itself. The City of Angels. La-La Land. Los Angeles.
About the Author
Paul D. Marks is the author of over thirty published short stories in a variety genres, ranging from noir to straight mystery, satire to serious fiction. His work has received praise, including awards from Glimmer Train, The Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition, SouthWest Writers, and more. His work has appeared in various anthologies and magazines, including Dime, the Deadly Ink 2010 Short Story Collection, Murder in La La Land, Murder Across the Map, LAndmarked for Murder, Hardboiled magazine and more. He has also published numerous magazine/periodical articles as well as having done film work. In a former life, Paul was a script doctor, making his living from optioning screenplays of his own and rewriting other people's scripts or developing their ideas. He has also lectured on writing and screenwriting at UCLA, California State University, San Bernardino, Learning Tree University and at other seminars and conferences.