Hard, Hard City.....Welcome to LA Mr. Fusilli
Once again I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Fusilli and his beautiful wife at Mysteries To Die For in Thousand Oaks. Jim is on tour promoting his fourth Terry Orr novel Hard, Hard City.
Jim read from his novel and answered questions from the crowd. Fortunately no one was screaming at him (Right, Jim?). Jim went on to talk about his music reviews for the Wall Street Journal and his experience, thanks to Robert Parker, writing mystery reviews for the Boston Globe. See this article for details.
Jim has a few new book scheduled for next year. One will be Pet Sounds based upon the Beach Boys. This will a first person essay style book. He told us about a panel that he was asked to moderate in NY with Brian Wilson being one of the panelists. He was awe struck as the Beach Boy's Pet Sounds had a major effect on his life.
Next up will be a stand alone called A Slaughter of Angels which takes place in 1947. The story focuses on the murder of young girls in their Confirmation dresses in a largely Irish community. The Italian police chief is not skilled enough to solve the case on his own. The book also involves a former OSS agent who introduces what is later to become known from the FBI as a profiler.