Name the new Mystery Series, Please

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So, I’ve written 2 serialized murder mysteries about the digerati in SF: iMurder (start here), and Killerizr (start here). Not so loosely based on popular social apps and the geeks that build them.

Why? Because I absolutely love noir in SF and writing a series is so much fun. OK, it’s hard work, but a lot of fun.

I’ve been preparing for the new series by:
– Watching *a lot* of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. No, my crush on Vincent d’Onofrio does not have anything to do with that.
– Scoping new social apps that I will skewer with my “gimlet eye” (that sounds painful)
– Walking around SF finding hidden alleys and odd trivial tidbits (on the way to my usual errands, TJ’s, Walgreens & the library). Yes, it’s a 2-block radius but a lot can happen in those 2 blocks of North Beach.

As I answered the Judge at jury interviews, “No, I do no research for my mysteries.” Feel comforted? There was no preparation involved.

Except, I need a name!!!

4 Comments »

  1. Comment by lisa

    Posted on August 6, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    ooh, this is a hard one. titling anything is always terribly difficult. i'd say keep with iMurder, and then have different “flavors,” like iMurder: Noooose (play off of zoooomer, or however many o's there are in there).

    but it's hard to come up with a title if you don't know how people are dying. and i find mystery titles so cliche these days.

    and i have a crush on Vincent d'Onofrio too, but i seriously had problems in the beginning of the series, because he was so creepy that it reminded me of is character in Full Metal Jacket.

    i can't wait for the new series! and jealous that someone is getting some real writing done this summer. i can barely get a blog post that i don't hate out the door, never mind any stories or poetry.

  2. Comment by Greg

    Posted on August 7, 2008 at 7:16 am

    How about “Death Awaits You”?
    Before depressing nozzle I used that war cry on my roomate ants who refused to contribute rent even after repeated requests. “Black Flag” – don't see on keyboard but may have to use an encircled r to avoid hassle – is also ominous.
    Good luck. Look forward to series.

  3. Comment by Greg

    Posted on August 7, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    How about “Death Awaits You”?
    Before depressing nozzle I used that war cry on my roomate ants who refused to contribute rent even after repeated requests. “Black Flag” – don't see on keyboard but may have to use an encircled r to avoid hassle – is also ominous.
    Good luck. Look forward to series.

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