Russel D. McLean – interview

Normally I’m not much into reading P.I. novels. Most of them have such a well worn, been there done that feel to them that the minute I read a novels jacket at the bookstore and see the protagonist is a P.I., the book almost immediately goes back on the shelf without even bothering to read the opening passage. There are exceptions, of course, and I have been trying to keep more of an open mind when I crack open a novel these days. One of those exceptions are the novels of Russel D. McLean. His first novel in the McNee series, The Good Son, was a solid,  brutally paced debut and the second in the series, The Lost Sister, has easily topped the first and will hopefully gain the Scotsman a much wider U.S. audience.

I was fortunate enough to meet with McLean at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ two days before this years Bouchercon in San Francisco to talk about his early Sci-fi writing, his brief stint as actor, the future of the McNee series, and which one of the Do Some Damage crew most deserves a wedgie.

I hope you cuntybaws enjoy.

Russel D. McLean interviewed by Keith Rawson from Damon Cap on Vimeo.

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Keith Rawson

Keith Rawson is a little-known pulp writer whose short fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have been widely published both online and in print. He is the author of the short story collection The Chaos We Know (SnubNose Press)and Co-Editor of the anthology Crime Factory: The First Shift.(New Pulp Press) He lives in Southern Arizona with his wife and daughter.

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5 comments for “Russel D. McLean – interview

  1. PokerBen
    October 29, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Another top notch interview Keith. I definitely must read Russell’s stuff now.

  2. October 30, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Good stuuf. Seems like a decent bloke.

  3. October 31, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Great interview and insight guys, and thanks for very much for that.

    I came across the interview this morning and by sheer coincidence, yesterday I spotted a copy of The Good Son in my local Waterstones and snapped it up. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it.

    Kind regards.

  4. Ben
    October 31, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks, Keith, great interview. I gotta check his writing out now.

  5. Michelle Isler
    November 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I loved the interview. I just started his book. It got hold of me immediately. I bought The Lost Sister also.

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