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Thursday, July 27, 2023


Jumping on the Barbie bandwagon, here's my short story "A Daughter Is a Different Matter" from the Winter 1994 (Volume 11.1) issue of Weber Studies.


Monday, June 19, 2023

Man Who Rediscovered Paul Nelson

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

New Book in the Offing

Received word from my publisher that my next book, I Like People That Can't Sing, will be published in the summer of 2024. The book covers the time in 1991 when Paul Nelson traveled from New York to Los Angeles to interview Leonard Cohen and Lucinda Williams.

Suzanne Vega has written a terrific foreword to the book, sharing her heartfelt memories of both Leonard and Paul. 

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Bill Hader's Favorite Books of All Time


According to the UK's Far Out magazine, Conversations with Clint is one of actor-writer-director Bill Hader's favorite books of all time:

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Ask Eddie

On the June 28, 2022, episode of Ask Eddie (at the 1:02:20 mark), author and esteemed Turner Classic Movie host of "Noir Alley, Eddie Muller had some kind words to say about Ross Macdonald, Paul Nelson, and It's All One Case.


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Monday, August 22, 2022

Clint Redux!


"Clint Eastwood Turned Down Gregory Peck Movie Role for a Script 'That Had at Least Some Merit'"

Okay, clearly CONVERSATIONS WITH CLINT is the official go-to source for Showbiz Cheatsheet ( when it comes to Clint Eastwood circa the Sixties and Seventies. 


Sunday, August 21, 2022



Not that I don't appreciate the mention of my book, but... What was this, a slow news day? (This piece is timely, however, as today Turner Classic Movies is in the midst of twenty-four hours of Eastwood films, as part of their "Summer Under the Stars" celebration.)


Friday, July 29, 2022

Ask Eddie

Author and esteemed Turner Classic Movie host of "Noir Alley" Eddie Muller helms a biweekly web show called Ask Eddie, wherein he and cohost Anne Hockens turn their attention to all things noir. Back on the April 14, 2022 episode at the 1:14:00 mark, Muller spoke knowingly and fondly for several minutes about Ross Macdonald. 

As a result, I sent him a copy of It's All One Case, which he acknowledged on yesterday's July 28, 2022 episode at the 1:02:20 mark. Thanks for the kind words, Eddie. 

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Name-Dropped #1

Reviewing John Curran's The Hooded Gunman, Martin Edwards, 2020 recipient of the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honor in UK crime-writing, had some nice things to say about It's All One Case:

"The Hooded Gunman is a beautifully presented book, crammed with full colour illustrations of dust jackets as well as many photographs of great interest to the crime fan. It's the most gorgeous book about the crime genre I've seen since It's All One Case, a superb book about Ross Macdonald's work published three years ago which deserves to be much better known. Terence Caven's design work is admirable."

In the case of It's All One Case, it's Jeff Wong who deserves kudos for his fantastic design work.

"[Curran's] certainly done a huge amount of research, and as a result, the text is more interesting and valuable than is usually the case with coffee table books (something else it has in common with It's All One Case). 

Thanks, Martin Edwards. 

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Taxi Driver

Among the thousands of books surrounding Paul Nelson in his Upper East Side apartment when he died there in 2006 was this one: the published screenplay, its pages jaundiced by time, of Paul Schrader's Taxi Driver. Both Pauls were smarter, nonviolent versions of Travis Bickle. 

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