Detective/Crime Novels of the 1940s (Fiction)
I owned a graphic design firm for 35 years and most of my writing was advertising copy. When I retired, I started writing humor columns for various publications, sometimes accompanied by one of my cartoons.
During a radio interview, I was asked if there was anything I would like to do that I had not yet done. I blurted out that most writers would like to write a book. I had never thought about that, let alone said it out loud.
Three months later I had written The Frame, followed by Murder on the 13th Green, which was just released. I am now working on The Main Street Murders.
Growing up in the 1950s, I spent many afternoons in our neighborhood movie theatre watching old black & white, film noir crime movies of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. My novels are definitely influenced by those films.