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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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Owen Fitzstephen Returns

On May 19 Seventh Street Books will publish the e-version of The Big Man’s Daughter, a new novel from Owen Fitzstephen, the mysterious and acclaimed author of Hammett Unwritten. Owing to coronavirus-19 circumstances, the physical book will be available on September 15. The first reviews are in and they’re good…
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The Big Man’s Daughter (as Owen Fitzstephen)

Damn you, Fitzstephen! You’ve done it again! It may not be a detective novel, or even a mystery, really, but it’s a heady brew all the same; a ballsy, carefully assembled and psychologically sharp read that tears into the guts of what it’s like to be young, scared and not sure where you’re going. Or where exactly you’ve been. If you’re a Hammett fan, you’re going to love this. -- The Thrilling Detective website
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“An ebullient mashup” –Kirkus on The Big Man’s Daughter

An ebullient mashup/revision/sequel perfect for knowing readers who don’t mind (spoiler) missing the Falcon yet again. –Kirkus Reviews
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