Dana King

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation Author
Location Laurel, Maryland, United States
Introduction Two of my Nick Forte Private investigator novels (A SMALL SACRIFICE and THE MAN IN THE WINDOW) received nominations for Shamus Awards. I also write a series of police procedurals set in the economically depressed town of Penns River PA, published by Down & Out Books. A non-fiction essay, “Chandler’s Heroes,” appeared in Spinetingler Magazine online in October of 2013. I live in Laurel MD with The Beloved Spouse.
Interests My daughter, The Beloved Spouse, writing, reading, music, sports (baseball, hockey, football, golf, pool)
Favorite Movies Animal House, Apollo 13, Chicago, Get Shorty, The Godfather, The Hustler, L.A. Confidential, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Saving Private Ryan, Sunset Boulevard, The Usual Suspects, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Big Lebowski
Favorite Music Tower of Power, big band jazz, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones, Mahler, Strauss, Beethoven, The Who, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Warren Zevon, Tom Waits
Favorite Books Too many to name. Favorite authors include (alphabetically): Stephen Ambrose, Declan Burke, James Lee Burke, Raymond Chandler, John Connolly, Robert Crais, Tim Hallinan, Carl Hiaasen, Declan Hughes, Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain, David McCullouch, John McFetridge, Adrian McKinty, Richard Price, Charlie Stella, David Swinson, Joe Wambaugh, Tom Wolfe, and pretty much anyone else who writes with grit and wit but maintains enough realism I don’t have to waste reading energy suspending disbelief.