Barry Graham is a bit intimidating to sit down with.
Maybe it’s the Scottish burr or the fierce intelligence which radiates from him or maybe it’s the long string of hard as nails characters he’s been writing about for the past 20 years?
But without question Graham has hit his stride as a storyteller with his latest effort, The Wrong Thing. (PM Press) The tightly wound hardboiled novel featuring the near mythological “The Kid” only weighs in at a scant 136 pages, but packs the strength of other books three times its length and much like his fellow Switchblade authors Gary Phillips, Summer Brenner, Benjamin Whitmer, and Michael Harris, he has crafted a novel which surpasses most crime fiction being produced by the big six New York publishing houses.
On August 20th I was lucky enough to sit down with Graham after The Wrong Things premiere at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ to talk about the novel and other upcoming projects.