Willis Gidney…band leader?

No, he doesn’t sport a pencil mustache or walk around with a conductor’s baton, but private eye Willis Gidney is now — apparently — a band leader. Just how does a fictional character do this? [youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s21r2VsAjIs” rel=”0″ showsearch=”0″] It started two years ago, when Thomas met pianist Steve Mencher, and asked drummer John Shepherd to join them.  The […]

Music for the Soul

[youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9upxofATy0&feature=plcp” rel=”0″ showsearch=”0″ showinfo=”0″] Last year I read a book by Oliver Sacks, it was research for a new Willis Gidney book I am writing titled FACE THE MUSIC. In case you don’t know the name, Dr Sacks is a neurologist and a fine writer.  His book AWAKENINGS was made into a film with […]

A good day for reading “A Bad Day for Sorry”

You know you’re reading a great book when you don’t want it to end, and that’s what Sophie Littlefield has done with A BAD DAY FOR SORRY.  How did she do it? Well, for startes, she created a memorable hero, Stella Haredsty, then endowed her with admiraable traits: Stella is tough as a titanium nail, […]