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“Head Games”, the graphic novel: official preview

December 21, 2016

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hg-graphic-final-coverAt long last, readers can discover an eight-page sample from Craig McDonald’s forthcoming graphic novel “Head Games”, adapted from his Edgar- and Anthony-shortlisted novel (written by Craig himself and illustrated by Kevin Singles). A few more month to wait until the October release, but have a look at the dedicated page on the Macmillan US website.

And if you haven’t read the novel, click to preview below.

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HEAD GAMES: 90th anniversary of the theft of Pancho’s head

February 6, 2016

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HEADGAMESx2700Ninety years ago (on Feb. 6, to be precise), someone broke into the grave of assassinated Mexican Revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and made off with his head.

Pancho’s skull remains MIA, so far as we know officially, on this 90th anniversary of the sacking of his grave.


Just a very few years ago, one of the last men who rode with Villa passed away at the age of 109. (Mark that staggering age: it could be regarded as some kind of foreshadowing, perhaps.)


My Edgar/Anthony-nominated Hector Lassiter novel, HEAD GAMES, explores many of the legends attached to the theft of Villa’s head, including the possibility a certain political dynasty with the last name of Bush and a Yale secret society played a role.”

Read more about Head Games here:  http://craigmcdonaldbooks.blogspot.fr/2016/02/still-missing-magnificent-bastards-head.html

 

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

A new trailer for a new edition of HEAD GAMES!

January 14, 2015

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“Few writers can blend a contemporary feel with what drew us to old-style pulp and original paperbacks: that momentum, that craziness, the thrill of the downhill slide and crash. Head Games is smart, it’s funny, and it moves like a roach when the lights go on — what’s not to love?”    — James Sallis