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Monday, March 2, 2009
A Little Reflected Glory
I just got word that Mirron Willis' reading of The King of Ragtime for Blackstone Audiobooks received AudioFile Magazine's Earphones Award, and I'm happy to bask in the reflection of Mr. Willis' glory. The review said, in part, "Mirron Willis gives a virtuoso performance in Larry Karp's second immersion in the syncopated rhythms of ragtime...Willis never strikes a false note in Karp's well-researched period mystery. He fashions living human beings of all colors, textures, and dispositions with only his smooth, sultry voice. Here's a link to the entire review. http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/showreview_pub.cfm?Num=40367 Thanks, AudioFile. Thanks, Mr. Willis.
I enjoy meeting and talking to readers and writers at mystery conventions and bookstores, so I thought I'd try to expand my circle of friends and acquaintances by going virtual. I'd like to let you know what I think; I hope you'll let me know what you think, and what you think about what I think. Ask whatever you'd like to know about my books, and how I go about writing them. You'll find me at email@example.com
I grew up in Paterson, NJ and New York City, practiced perinatal medicine (high-risk pregnancy care) and wrote general nonfiction books and articles for 25 years, then, in 1994, left medical work to begin a second career, writing mystery novels. The backgrounds and settings of my mysteries reflect many of my interests, including musical antiques, medical-ethical issues, and ragtime music.
My current book, A PERILOUS CONCEPTION, is my first mystery set in the Pacific Northwest, and tells the story of a brilliant young doctor whose ambition overwhelms his common sense as he pushes to become the first physician in the world to produce a baby through in vitro fertilization. I drew on my own experience in the field for background.
I live with my wife Myra in Seattle; we have two grown children.
My other mysteries include The Ragtime Kid, The King of Ragtime, and The Ragtime Fool (an historical-mystery trilogy), First Do No Harm, The Midnight Special, Scamming the Birdman, and The Music Box Murders. My nonfiction books include Genetic Engineering-Threat or Promise, The Enchanted Ear and The View From The Vue.