James L. Thane

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Introduction I was born and raised in western Montana and have worked as a janitor, a dry cleaner, an auto parts salesman, a sawyer, an ambulance driver and a college professor. While working as an historian, I wrote one non-fiction book and a number of magazine and journal articles. But I always loved reading crime fiction and so decided to take a crack at writing a suspense novel. The result was NO PLACE TO DIE, which was published by Dorchester in August, 2010. The main protagonist is a Phoenix homicide detective named Sean Richardson. The second Sean Richardson book, UNTIL DEATH, is forthcoming.
Interests Reading, Writing, Movies. Music (preferably live), hiking, golf
Favorite Movies L. A. Confidential, The Usual Suspects, The Departed, A River Runs Through It, The Big Sleep (the Bogart version). Chinatown, Hud, La Femme Nikita (the original film), Unforgiven, The Maltese Falcon, Red Rock West
Favorite Music Brian Chartrand, Khani Cole, The Voce Project, Billie Holiday, Death Cab for Cutie, Steely Dan, Dominick Farinacci, Allison Moorer, Bruce Springsteen, Chet Baker, Lucinda Williams, Etta James, Van Morrison, Toshiko Akiyoshi
Favorite Books The Sins of the Fathers, Silent Joe, The Case of the Vagabond Virgin, The Maltese Falcon, Black Cherry Blues, The Black Echo, Killing Floor, A River Runs Through It, The Last Good Kiss, Presumed Innocent, The Edge of the Crazies, A Drink Before the War, The Turnaround, Nobody Runs Forever, The Power of the Dog, Montana: An Uncommon Land, Mystic River