Join Mystery Readers NorCal in Berkeley, CA, on Wednesday, August 3, at 7 p.m. for a Literary Salon with Noir Writer Duane Swierczynski. Swiercyznski is the author of several novels including the Edgar and Anthony-nominatedExpiration Date, as well as Fun and Games, out now from Mulholland Books. He also writes comics, and thrillers with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker.
Fun and Games is the first in the Charlie Hardie trilogy, and I can't wait to read them all. The second comes out October 31, 2011, and the third in 2012. Fun and Games was a fabulous rollercoaster ride. Swiercyznski can really write!
FYI: His name's pronounced "sweer-ZIN-ski." Good to know! Swiercynski lives in Philadelphia, my home town, so this is a special stop and event for me! I asked for water ice, but that's too hard to transport. Maybe a soft pretzel?
I don't usually list an author's works, but here goes. I'm working through the fiction list, then on to the comics and non-fiction!
Secret Dead Men (PointBlank, 2005)
The Wheel Man (St. Martin's Press, 2005)
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (Busted Flush Press)
The Blonde (St. Martin's Press, 2007)
Severance Package (St. Martin's Press, 2008)
Murder at Wayne Manor: An Interactive Batman Mystery (Quirk, 2008)
Expiration Date (Minotaur Books, 2010)
Charlie Hardie Trilogy
Fun and Games (Mulholland Books, 2011)
Hell and Gone (Mulholland Books, 2011)
Point and Shoot (Mulholland Books, 2012)
Moon Knight: Annual #1 (Marvel, 2007)
Punisher: Force Of Nature (Marvel, 2008)
Cable #1–25 (Marvel, 2008–2010)
The Immortal Iron Fist #17–27 (with Travel Foreman, ongoing series, Marvel, 2008–2009)
Immortal Iron Fist: The Death Queen of California (Marvel, 2008)
Punisher: Frank Castle #66–70, #75 (Marvel, 2009)
X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop #1–3 (Marvel, 2009)
This Here’s A Stick-Up: The Big Bad Book Of American Bank Robbery (Alpha, 2002)
The Big Book O’ Beer (Quirk, 2004)
The Encyclopedia of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, 1950 to Present
The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion (Quirk)
The Spy's Guide: Office Espionage (Quirk)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Frauds, Scams, and Cons (Alpha)
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