My favorite author is Raymond Chandler. I like a good detective story and Mister
Chandler has given me many hours of reading enjoyment. I feel my style has definitely been influenced by him. As a small boy I liked to play cops and robbers and enjoyed the matinÃ©e movies of Humphry Bogart and James Cagney playing gangster parts. The jazz age is ever so much on my mind because of its music and the flappers attitude of I don't give a damn. By writing this book I have in a way relived those roaring days of booze and gangland wars, when the stock market was taking investors through the stratosphere before the crash of 29, when men wore fedoras and women rolled-down stockings. I hope you enjoy reading my stuff as much as I did writing it.