Friday, June 01, 2007

"Little Girl Lost," the movie

Richard Aleas’s Little Girl Lost is the current feature at My Book, The Movie. The novel received nominations for both the Edgar Award and the Shamus Award.

The set-up:
Miranda Sugarman was supposed to be in the Midwest, working as an eye doctor. So how did she wind up shot to death on the roof of New York’s seediest strip club? It’s up to detective John Blake to uncover his ex-girlfriend’s secret life as a strip tease queen. But the deeper he digs, the darker the secrets he uncovers, until a shattering face-off in an East Village tenement changes his life forever....
So who can their creator imagine portraying these as other characters from the novel? Read on to find out.

Richard Aleas is a pseudonym for Charles Ardai, who also earned a Shamus award nomination for his short story, "Nobody Wins." His work has appeared in dozens of publications including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine as well as anthologies such as Best Mystery Stories of the Year and The Year’s Best Horror Stories.

“Home Front,” Ardai's Edgar Award-winning short story, is available online courtesy of Hard Case Crime.

Richard Aleas's new novel, Songs of Innocence, releases this July.

The Page 69 Test: Little Girl Lost.

My Book, The Movie: Little Girl Lost.

--Marshal Zeringue