They say, “Writers should write what they know about.” Well, to be honest, I’ve never murdered anyone. I’ve thought about it several times. But alas, I have no credits or dead bodies that would qualify me as an expert.
I had an ordinary childhood. I grew up in Beechhurst, Queens, a suburb in New York City. When I was a youngster, I sat glued to the TV set on Saturday afternoons watching old murder mysteries. Films like The Thin Man , Sherlock Holmes, more...