The Interrogation Room – An Interview With C.S. DeWildt

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Next up in The Interrogation Room… Tom Leins catches up with C. S. DeWildt to discuss his new book, Suburban Dick (Shotgun Honey).

Congratulations on the publication of your new book. First things first, the question on everyone’s lips: how long is Chris DeWildt’s Suburban Dick?

Long enough to get the job done – 200 pages.

On a more practical note, how would you pitch Suburban Dick to potential readers?

Work and home life collide as smartass private detective Gus Harris investigates the case of the missing high school wrestler.

Which characters influenced Gus Harris in Suburban Dick?

He’s a combination of Jake Gittes, Jim Rockford, and me.

As a reader, what draws you to private eye fiction?

The thrill of the chase! I just love the experience, watching them put the clues together. And I think PI protagonists are interesting cats. They straddle the moral line and I’m drawn…

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The Interrogation Room – An Interview With C.S. DeWildt

Suspect’s Viewpoint: CS DeWildt

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Unlawful Acts

CS (Chris) DeWildt is a crime writer from Arizona and like most crime writers, his sense of humor is a bit off. He’s written four books and one short story collection, all of which are still in print. His recent book, published by Shotgun Honey, is Suburban Dick, an aptly titled book that covers the protagonist and the author.

David: My wife was on vacation with her sister and her sister was talking about “me mes”. It took a while for my wife to understand what her sister was talking about, and my wife said, “Do you mean memes?” You’re a bit prolific reposting memes on your Facebook account as well as the Weird Uncle Pete Facebook page. What is it that attracts you to memes? Do memes have anything to tell us?

Chris: First, thank you so much for having me. And thanks for the book review…

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Suspect’s Viewpoint: CS DeWildt

Suburban Dick by CS DeWildt

New review of SD!

Unlawful Acts

Suburban Dick by CS DeWildtThe book opens with private investigator Gus Harris sitting in his car outside of a school looking for a particular kid to be let out. With picture in hand, Harris waits. The kid peaks out of the school gate and runs forcing Harris to make a U-turn amidst the hustle and bustle of school getting out and give chase. And thus begins CS DeWildt’s Suburban Dick.

The use of dick in the title is in reference to Harris job and how he plays with others – or should I say how he doesn’t play well with others. When I say others, I mean everybody. Harris and his daughter, Jessie,  go to a high school disciplinary hearing run by the school’s dean of discipline, Willis, because Jessie, as much as she would deny it, is much like her father.

Willis banged his gavel and called the hearing to order.

“Is that necessary?” Gus asked.

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Suburban Dick by CS DeWildt

Suburban Dick (again) May 4th 2018 is the day

My new book SUBURBAN DICK will be for sale on beginning May 4. I’ll post links as I get them. Until then, here’s an interview I did with Will Viharo and a link to my book page at Shotgun Honey Books. And check out that cover!

UPDATE: Suburban Dick is available now on ebook and in paperback!

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SD at Shotgun Honey Books

Digital Media Ghost (interview)


Private Dick Gus Harris isn’t paid to be nice. Problem is he isn’t paid for much of anything these days. Recently divorced, all Gus wants is a little business to keep his one-man operation afloat and a chance to be a part of his kids’ lives. So when a pair of distraught parents come calling for help locating their missing son, it appears Gus’s luck may be changing.

As Gus investigates the boy’s disappearance, he discovers something rotten with the Horton High school wrestling team. Gus soon realizes the missing boy may not be missing at all, but rather part of an elaborate embezzlement scheme that serves to keep the team at peak performance and the college scholarships rolling in. Gus is certain that popular high school wrestling coach Geoff Hanson knows more than he’s willing to admit, but has no idea just how far the man is willing to go to keep his secrets from coming to light.

As the lines between Gus’s work and home life are blurred and Gus finds himself not only trying to crack the case, but also protecting the people most dear to him from Hanson’s vengeful wrath.

SD cover

Suburban Dick (again) May 4th 2018 is the day