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On the Poetry of Crime Fiction
  • Derek Nikitas, Eastern Kentucky University

Last weekend I saw a presentation by Walter Mosley as part of a convention for college creative writing instructors. I was excited to see him, not only because he was one of the few fellow noir writers to crash the academic/literary party, but also because I’d been reading Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress. I’ve been getting cut to pieces by his razor sharp language, and I wanted to meet the man behind the masterpiece.

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Derek Nikitas. "On the Poetry of Crime Fiction" (2006)
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