Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lisa Black's "Trail of Blood," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Trail of Blood by Lisa Black.

The entry begins:
In Trail of Blood a series of real-life 1930s murders start over again in present time. Forensic Scientist Theresa MacLean recognizes the pattern and uses the facts of the Depression-era crimes to battle this new killer. Meanwhile, back in the 30s, battered WWI vet James Miller struggles to find the original Torso Murderer. So the good movie-making news is: We have two very intense periods of history to portray.

To play my cop from the past, James Miller, I need a man who’s tough but doesn’t think he’s tough, who’s smart but doesn’t think he’s smart, with a wry smile and haunted eyes. I wouldn’t want someone too famous or too pretty in this role. James is an everyman kind of guy, just trying to make enough of a living to keep a roof over the head of his wife and infant son despite the constant threat of unemployment from the deeply corrupted system that was the Cleveland police department at the time. The famous Eliot Ness had arrived as a remedy, but there was only so much he could do, and the force as a whole was completely unprepared for the insane savagery of America’s version of Jack the Ripper. So to play James, I think I’d like...[read on]
View the video trailer for Trail of Blood, learn more about the book and author at Lisa Black's website.

My Book, The Movie: Trail of Blood.

--Marshal Zeringue