Monday, November 08, 2010

"Ghosted" author sails into Philadelphia

A Canadian author with the unassuming moniker of Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall has written what sounds like an intriguing, dark crime novel.

Ghosted offers a drug-addled, self-deluding idler who winds up with a job helping those even more desperate than he is: He ghost-writes suicide notes.

Bishop-Stall reads from Ghosted tonight, Monday, Nov. 8, at Moonstone Arts Center/Robin's Bookst0re, 110a S. 13th Street, Philadelpia, at 7 p.m.

(Read about Bishop-Stall's current book tour, which must be one of the odder such odysseys in the history of publishing.)
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In other DBB-related new-book news, Mike Dennis' "tough, compact tale set in Houston and New Orleans," The Take, has arrived with an imprimatur from no less than Vicki Hendricks. Hendricks is a queen of noir, so that's a good sign.

© Peter Rozovsky 2010

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6 Comments:

Blogger Paul D. Brazill said...

'a drug-addled, self-deluding idler who winds up with a job helping those even more desperate than he is'. I'm in like Errol Flynne!

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

And ghosting suicide notes is an occupation fraught with interest, like Miss Lonelyhearts meets David Goodis meets Batman.

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Sean Patrick Reardon said...

I was in after 'drug addled'. My kind of story fo' sure.

Regarding the CF picture, (takes off white gloves, slaps blog host vigorously across face two times) I challenge you to a .... ;)

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Better watch it. She digs watching men fight!

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Michael Malone said...

ghost writing suicide notes! Genius.

November 09, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

It's a great idea, isn't it? The only apprehension I have is that it might be too high-concept -- too clever for the story's own good. But I think I'm going to try this book.

November 09, 2010  

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