Sunday, January 09, 2011

Jon Talton's David Mapstone mysteries, the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Jon Talton's David Mapstone mysteries.

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One of the most important characters in the David Mapstone mysteries is Phoenix, so filming it to capture the true sense of the city would be critical. Much of the city is flat and low-rise, so camera angle is important. Yet there are also mountains, a skyscraper corridor, Mapstone’s historic neighborhood and all the sleazy parts of town, from the linear slums to rich-trashy Scottsdale.

I have more opinions about the female characters. Lindsey is strong, complex, quietly poetic, a high-functioning fighter against demons. In my mind, I see her as Carrie Anne Moss. My wife, Susan, disagrees and would go more for Claire Danes or...[read on]
Jon Talton is the author of eight novels, including the David Mapstone Mysteries: Concrete Desert, Cactus Heart, Camelback Falls, Dry Heat, Arizona Dreams and South Phoenix Rules. Dry Heat was named 2005 fiction book of the year by Arizona Highways magazine. The Pain Nurse, is the first of a new series, The Cincinnati Casebooks. He also wrote the thriller, Deadline Man.

Talton is also a veteran journalist and blogger. He writes the “On the Economy” column for the Seattle Times and is editor and publisher of the blog Rogue Columnist.

Visit Jon Talton's website.

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