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Crime Fiction
They called her The Bride. Young, homeless, and wearing a tattered wedding dress and veil matted with grime, she floated through the streets of Hell’s Kitchen like a spectre. Until she wound up dead.
The Private Eye Writers of America has selected Sinners' Ball as Best Paperback Original Novel of 2010 and awarded it the coveted Shamus Award.
"Old Flame is a gem of crime fiction." Booklist Starred Review
“Berkowitz nails New York, and in particular modern-day Hell’s Kitchen ... an impressive debut."
–Jason Starr

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March 29, 2013

Tags: homeless, plotting, Family Matters, characters, writing

March 29, 2013

In my last blog I touched on the role characters play in plotting. In that aha! moment when the story magically appears full-blown, the major characters always come along for the ride. I see them but only in a narrow, physical sense. It takes a little while before I truly get to know (more…)