More than one person has generously compared my book A Long, Hard Look to Raymond Chandler.
One person asked why, and posted my answer at her review website.
Give it a read. Comment. (Let’s make others think I have a huge audience of loyal supporters, eh?)
Great character advice from Steven Pressfield in the form of a question:
“How close are they to the edge?”
When a character teeters on a knife-edge, we can’t take our eyes off them.
My characters feel a bit safe. For my light mysteries, that’s okay. For the deeper Chandleresque cozy I’m working on, Jake needs to be closer to the edge.
But wait and see what “edge” he’s close to.