Friday, April 16, 2010

David Fulmer

David Fulmer talked about his Storyville novels with J. Sydney Jones. A small part of the interview:

What things about historical New Orleans make it unique and a good physical setting in your books?

Storyville, New Orleans was completely unique in American history. It was legally-sanctioned red light district that was completely corrupt and yet completely controlled. There was a cast of characters I’ve never encountered anywhere else: madams, prostitutes high and low, rounders, musicians, and all the rest.

Geographically, it was the right place in the right city at the right time. The heavy air, the river, the rain, all help me to recreate this evocative world.

Did you consciously set out to use New Orleans as a “character” in your books, or did this grow naturally out of the initial story or stories?

Settings – especially historical settings – come...[read on]
Learn more about the author and his work at David Fulmer's website.

Fulmer is the author of, among other works, the acclaimed Storyville mysteries featuring Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr. The first volume of the series, Chasing the Devil's Tail, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Book Prize and the winner of the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel.

My Book, The Movie: David Fulmer's "Storyville" books.

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