Mindy Halleck Interviews Robert J. Ray © 2012 Mindy Halleck This interview was conducted by Mindy Halleck. It appeared first on her blog, Literary Liaisons. Biography: Robert Ray’s first published novel was The Heart of the Game. It was a sports saga with professional tennis at the heart. His second book was a thriller, Cage of Mirrors. Cage was hosted by the Playboy Book Club as a dual main selection. In between books, Ray taught college students how to write. Bloody Murdock, which launched the Matt Murdock Mystery Series, came out in 1986. It was followed by four more Murdocks: Murdock for Hire; Dial “M” for Murdock; Merry Christmas, Murdock; and Murdock Cracks Ice. In between writing Murdocks, Ray wrote The Weekend Novelist. This handy how-to clung to bookshelves for seven years. With Jack Remick, Ray wrote The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery, still in print after 13 years. In 2007, The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel was published, first inEngland, then in theU.S. In 2012, Catherine Treadgold, the publisher of Camel Press, began re-releasing the Murdock series. In 2013, Treadgold plans to publish Murdock #6 in 2013. The title of the sixth book is Murdock Tackles Taos. Q: What inspired Murdock Cracks Ice? A: I was into Book Five, not sure where the series should go. My wife—Margot—and I had just moved to Seattle, I still had one...Read More
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