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Recommended Read: Spalding’s Groove by Richard Prosch

Spalding’s Groove contains two short stories that act as a kind of side order to Richard Spalding's GrooveProsch‘s cracking debut crime novel Answer Death.

The first story is Spalding’s Groove which kicks off when a has-been TV star comes into Dan Spalding’s shop to sell some records.

The second story is Cinderalla Makes Good and tells the tale of a man whose brother has died in a car accident. Both stories are very well- written and great fun.

Tasty!

Recommended Read: Answer Death by Richard Prosch

answer_death_promoDan Spalding is an ex-cop who runs a second-hand record shop. One morning, he chases a shoplifter and soon finds himself embroiled in murder  and more.

Answer Death is the first in Richard Prosch’s new crime fiction series and it really is marvelous stuff.

Fast moving, fun and full of sharp twists and turns, Answer Death is like a cool breeze.

 

Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Prosch

PDB: What’s going on?

I live in the country, so every season brings a new slate of activity. Between checking fences for winter and bringing in wood for the furnace, I’m working on the third story in my Dan Spalding crime series.

PDB: Do you listen to music when you work?

I do, but can’t listen to vocals. So it’s jazz from any era with some rock guitar here and there. Bebop, fusion, contemporary—as long as its instrumental.

PDB: What makes you laugh?

Not a lot. But when I do, I blame Larry David or vintage 60s/70s comedians.

PDB: What’s the best cure for a hangover?

Ice water and Karate katas.

PDB: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Wyoming. Preferably on a patch of ground surrounded by a thousand square acres of nothing. Lived there for a couple years long ago and have been working my way back ever since.

PDB: Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s on it?

See the previous question.

PDB: What’s on the cards?

Two Dan Spalding entries are out in November: a short story and a novel- Answer Death (Dan Spalding). I’ll also have aspaldings_groove_kindle_promo collection of three hard-boiled western novellas out before the end of the year. And there’s some flash crime fiction coming too.

PDB: Anything else?

I’ve started sharing a music-related tweet or two on Twitter, @richardprosch #spaldingsgroove.

Thanks for hosting me here, Paul!

richard proschBio:  Richard’s crime and western fiction captures the fleeting history and lonely frontier stories of his youth where characters aren’t always what they seem, and the windburned landscapes are filled with swift, deadly danger. His crime fiction has appeared at BeatToAPulp.com and several anthologies including Protectors 2, edited by Thomas Pluck, which was nominated for an Anthony Award. Richard won the Spur Award from Western Writers of America for short fiction in 2016. Visit him on the web at www.RichardProsch.com.