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Larry S. Gray ist ein US amerikanischer Autor. Hier eine gekürzte Widergabe dessen, was er mir über ‚EDELWEISS CASTLE – Death of an Interviewer‘ schrieb:

Dear Gerhard,

I have always enjoyed a good mystery/crime novel, one with twists and turns and zany thugs who think up insane ways to do the wrong thing, along with some suave agents of the law to try and take them down and you have conjured up a true winner. You have a realistic narrative voice that is powerful and gentle at the same time, and I enjoyed your writing style.

It is always easy to tell when an author spends time on their project, and it is obvious that you have done a significant amount of planning and preparation in putting your work together.

You do a nice job of making your way through your story at a level pace, with details and your own voice that allows your reader to really interact with the characters. Yours are well-developed (and well-named I must say; Claas Mabuto, Naran Dasgupta, Sara Lagoons, and first names like Xanda, Yanica, and Aleva, very cool!) and interact well with each other, also.

Your cast of characters, complete with ages, at the beginning is a nice touch. It adds clarity and realism. To me, characterization is one of the most important elements of a good crime story, the reader has to be able to connect; if the story is strong but the characters are weak, it simply will not work, it will go splat and drip, like when a baby throws butter against the wall. This is not the case with your work you have come forth with an excellent piece here. Good job!


Larry S. Gray