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!!!