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Writer’s Digest Interviews Owen Fitzstephen

Owen Fitzstephen: Turning Dashiell Hammett’s Real Stories into Crime Fiction Novelist Owen Fitzstephen shares how a quote from crime novelist Dashiell Hammett unlocked multiple crime novels, the silver lining of a moved publication date, his best tip for other writers, and more! ROBERT LEE BREWER SEP 15, 2020 In this post, Fitzstephen shares how a…
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New Review from “Crime Thriller Hound”

Con artists working the angles, digging for answers, searching for a way in – and a way out. It’s a familiar world for crime fiction fans, but this protagonist is not your usual ‘investigator’, she one of the bad guys – or is she? ‘The Big Man’s Daughter’ takes much from Hammett’s ‘The Maltese Falcon’, adding…
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McAlpine Interview with “Nerds That Geek”

Author Gordon McAlpine (under pen name Owen Fitzstephen) has a brand-new book available today entitled, The Big Man’s Daughter, and we here at NTG were lucky to sit down with Gordon/Owen to discuss his new book and the craft of creative writing. Nerds That Geek: What can you tell us about your new book? Gordon McAlpine:…
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New York Journal of Books Weighs in on The Big Man’s Daughter

“Just as Hammett made imagined crime feel real, McAlpine makes metafiction mischief suffused with meaning; from the masterful Hammett Unwritten, to the too-wonderful-not-to-mention Woman with the Blue Pencil, and now the mesmerizing The Big Man’s Daughter, McAlpine’s novels prove as moving as they do dazzling.” John Huston’s classic 1941 film adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s The…
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