By Wm. Sharpe
Since Uncle Joe Is Dead came out, I have had the opportunity to talk to some friends who are also in arts or creative fields about the first two books. I am going to share some of those conversations.
One of the topics that comes up is Nick Caldwell as protagonist. I was asked recently, “What about this guy, is he a good guy or a bad guy?”
I think Nick is generally a good guy. but there is no doubt that he has a dark side. Nick is a guy that has suffered a tragedy; he has lost the most important person in his life, his child. This event changed him profoundly. Prior to the loss he was a “Boy Scout”; afterward he has become angry and bitter. Who he is angry at is simply everyone, starting with God and moving on through anyone who he believes is doing wrong. Nick has a code. In the second book, Justice Delayed, he helped the MacCarty family clear their brother’s name, and in the third book, Uncle Joe Is Dead, he helped a not-so-nice man get justice for the man’s very nice uncle. Nick likes to balance scales, help the underdogs and forgotten in the world, well at least in Chicago and the Midwest. Continue reading “Wm. Sharpe on Nick Caldwell”
My third novel, Uncle Joe Is Dead, was released November 16. You can get either a hard copy or e-book through Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Kindle.
My editor, the scholar and gentleman, James R. Sodon has urged me to write a few words about the book. I thought I was done when I wrote the two-hundred plus pages that are in the book. I guess I am supposed to tell you the inside story about Uncle Joe Is Dead and about writing the book.
The title of the book was the message I received from one of my good friends when his great uncle Joe died. I remembered it because I thought Uncle Joe would go on forever. His uncle was a good and generous guy who some would have called a hoarder, but I would call a collector of over stocked merchandise. Since I too am a collector of stuff that others discard and from second-hand stores, I understood Uncle Joe’s interest. I like to think of us as pioneers in reuse technology or, if you prefer, dumpster divers work too. Continue reading “Just a Note about Uncle Joe”
Death by Lethal Affection and Justice Delayed are both now available from Amazon.com and can be ordered from other book sellers. Justice Delayed was published in both print and Kindle versions November 21st. It completes the MacCarty family story and is the first book in the Nick Caldwell detective series.
After you have read each book it would be helpful if you would write a review on amazon.com. It wouldn’t have to be long, and you don’t have to sign it if you would prefer not to.
For an overview of some of my other work, see my BearhounD7 site.
Bill Sharpe Explains the Origin of the BearhounD Stories
This was the first BearhounD story I wrote down. It was not the first BearhounD story that I told my four-year old daughter and her four-year old friends. The whole BearhounD story started one summer afternoon when I was working in the yard. Sondra had two friends over and they decided that they would “help” me.
Starbuck, the family dog, was never very far from Sondra and if she wasn’t available, he would settle for me. For the record Starbuck was not named after the premium priced coffee company in Seattle. Starbuck was named for a fictional character from the play and film The Rainmaker; the film starred Burt Lancaster. Starbuck was named in 1986, a good six years before you could get a latte from the coffee company in Seattle. Continue reading “A BearhounD Thanksgiving 1995”