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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Suburban Dick by CS DeWildt

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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