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.