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Three Chords and the Truth – Review

March 26, 2017

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Hector Lassiter is one of the most compelling literary creations of recent years– a crime novelist who ‘writes what he lives and lives what he writes’. Lassiter was born January 1, 1900, and he witnesses some of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Whether he finds himself at the heart of a murder mystery with the Lost Generation in 1920s Paris, or dodging the bombs and bullets with Ernest Hemingway during the Spanish Civil War, Lassiter is never far away from violence and intrigue. Three Chords and the Truth is the ninth and final novel in the Lassiter series, and, needless to say,  it was eagerly anticipated by the many fans of the series.

Craig McDonald is the author behind the author, the creator of Hector Lassiter and the writer of five more novels outside the Lassiter series. McDonald began his career as a journalist and still works in that…

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A fabulous review of Craig McDonald’s TOROS & TORSOS

September 11, 2015

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“I would highly recommend TOROS & TORSOS as a gripping and compulsive mystery, and one of the best novels I have come across to explore how an art movement is defined by its time and setting. But if the surrealists were to be believed, art defines its time and setting.”

Read the full text here: http://venetianvase.co.uk/2015/09/11/ellrovian-writers-ii-craig-mcdonald-and-stuart-neville/

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Craig McDonald: the HEAD GAMES interviews. Part 3 of 3

February 23, 2015

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“…fiction can bring us closer to truth than history or nonfiction.” Craig McDonald

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This third interview, marking the new edition of HEAD GAMES, is with Sylvia Georgina Estrada (Mexico) and it appeared originally in Zócalo Saltillo:

http://craigmcdonaldbooks.blogspot.ie/2015/02/the-head-games-interviews-part-3-of-3.html

Craig McDonald: the HEAD GAMES interviews. Part 2 of 3

February 22, 2015

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“To mark the launch of the Betimes Books’ reissue of Head Games in trade paperback and eBook formats, I’m sharing the second of three English translations of interviews I not so long ago gave to media in Mexico regarding the release of HEAD GAMES (LA CABEZA DE PANCHO VILLA) there. 

This one is with journalist Laura Luz Morales for Vanguardia (Original version in Spanish can be read 
here). We talk about movies, TOUCH OF EVIL, the continuing mystique of Pancho Villa,  Borderland Noir, Latin American literature and poetry, among other wide-ranging topics.”

Full text: http://craigmcdonaldbooks.blogspot.ie/2015/02/the-head-games-interviews-part-2-of-3.html

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Craig McDonald: the HEAD GAMES interviews. Part 1 of 3

February 21, 2015

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“Not so terribly long ago, I did a lot of interviews with newspapers and radio stations in Mexico in support of the Spanish language release of HEAD GAMES (LA CABEZA DE PANCHO VILLA there). HEAD GAMES is at last back in paperback and in eBook format as the seventh release in the new, definitive collection of old and new Hector Lassiter novels.

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Here is the translation of one of those exchanges for the Spanish language edition of Head Games, with a couple more to follow over the next few days:

http://craigmcdonaldbooks.blogspot.ie/2015/02/the-head-games-interviews-part-1-of-3.html