Podcast: Jasmine Schwartz, Money, Sex

Jasmine Schwartz is the hottest new voice in crime fiction. Her novels “Farbissen: Melissa Morris and the Meaning of Money” and “Fakakt: Melissa Morris and the Meaning of Sex” are witty and daring, sneaking weighty subjects like sex-trafficking and drugs into storylines that at first seem breezy. In this interview, Jasmine talks in her inimitable […]

Poisonville video of Hammett novel

Poisonville makes music about crime fiction, by crime fiction writers. Based around my songwriting and playing, Poisonville does original songs about greats like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler and about hot new crime writers like Jasmine Schwartz. This song is co-written by The Talented David Brinn, who also plays accordion on it. The corrupt town […]

Poisonville: the Music of Crime Fiction

The only thing as evocative as a good noir crime novel is music. So, I thought, how about making an album of music about crime fiction? That’s what I’ve done and I’m unveiling it here. The project’s called Poisonville, after the mispronounced location of Dashiell Hammett’s first novel “Red Harvest.” (The place was really called […]