Dateline: Robert Carraher
I was born in Pomona, California at a very young age. I had a pretty normal childhood…or I was a pretty normal child hood if mom is telling the story. I was a paperboy and washed cars, I bussed tables, I was a soda fountain jock jerk and a manic mechanic, but my first real job was as a labor organizer in a maternity ward. Then, because of the misjudgment of a judge I spent nearly 10 years in the service of our country mostly on KP duty, our country sure turns out a lot of dirty dishes. I was a master at pots and pans. Uncle Sam eventually recognized my real talent and let me wander around some very unfriendly places carrying a big radio that didn’t work.
Along the way I took up the bass guitar, jotting down stories and electronic engineering. I spent most of my adult life, if you can call it that, working in the I.T. industry, which I was particularly suited for since we worked in rooms with no windows. On and off I taught in colleges, universities and reform schools as a student teacher…
I like smog, traffic, kinky people, car trouble, noisy neighbors, and crowded seedy bars where I have been known to quote Raymond Chandler as pickup lines. I have always been a voracious reader, everything from the classics, to popular fiction, history to science but I have a special place in my heart for crime fiction, especially hard-boiled detective fiction and noir. I write a book and music review blog for all genres at The Dirty Lowdown. And another dedicated to Crime Fiction and all-things Noir called Crimeways. It’s named after the magazine that appeared in the Kenneth Fearing classic, "The Big Clock". There I write scholarly reviews of the classic hard boiled, noir and crime fiction books from the 20's through today. Mostly I like the salacious pictures on the covers.
The planet’s first and only trillionaire sets out to save mankind.
Actor-turned-super-sleuth Tennyson Hardwick in his most challenging case, compelling him to face the unthinkable: save his daughter or the woman he loves.
Brutal and seductive noir fiction.
A psychological thriller to make Hitchcock proud.
Dark noir, complex and atmospheric, Sam Spade meets Indiana Jones in a bad dream.
A brilliant debut novel in the noir/hardboiled genre that will shake new life into it.
Celebrating hard working authors everywhere...
Navigating the mean streets of Germany, a reluctant chauffeur must work out why a child was kidnapped from his care.
Atlanta is as hot as a firecracker on the 4th of July and there is a serial killer on the loose.
Tales of men and women and their struggles for survival, identity, and dignity.