If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com.


Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of July!

July 4th Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder

July 11th V. M. Burns, The Plot Is Murder

July 18th Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), Death Over Easy

July 25th Shari Randall, Against The Claw


Our July Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 7/7--Mary Feliz, 7/14--Annie Hogsett, 7/21--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/28--Kait Carson.

Our special bloggers for the fifth Monday and Tuesday of July--Kaye George and Paula Gail Benson.


Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/


Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)


Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:


Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.


Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Laura by Vera Caspary A review by Warren Bull



Laura by Vera Caspary  A review by Warren Bull

The movie that Otto Preminger directed in 1944, based on the novel Laura is a classic.  The premise is unique.  A hard-boiled detective investigating the murder of beautiful independent woman falls in love with the victim.  The only problem is — she is dead.

Mark McPherson is a tough and intelligent detective with experience in unraveling rackets and financial shenanigans.  He is assigned to investigate the murder of Laura Hunt by a supervisor who despises him.  The supervisor wants to deny McPherson the pleasure of attending a baseball game he had been looking forward to attending.  Neither man could predict the twists and turns that follow that act of petty spite.

When McPherson interviews important people in Laura’s life, he becomes fascinated by and then enamored of the dead woman. 

If you don’t know the rest of the plot, I won’t spoil it by telling you any more.  If you haven’t read the novel or seen the movie, you are in for a real treat.


I can say that the author deals fairly with readers.  Her characterizations are subtle and telling.  I was fully engaged and my interest never waned.  I finished the book in one day.  Once again, I find there’s a lot to be gained by reading the classic novels.

5 comments:

KM Rockwood said...

My book club, which shows a movie every year in December when we figure some people might be too busy to read, featured Laura last year. I'd never seen it before. It is a great story.

Shari Randall said...

Love the movie (Gene Tierney is gorgeous)! I'll have to check out the book.

Gloria Alden said...

Warren, I don't remember the movie, but I read the book years ago. I don't remember much of it, either, except that I liked it.

Kait said...

One of my favorite movies, but I never read the book. Going to have to look that one up. Thanks, Warren!

Margaret Turkevich said...

I remember the movie. I'll have to read the book and re-watch the movie. I wonder when they'll do a remake?