We are off on Friday. Patricia is still recovering from what ails her, so we will likely stay in town on Friday. Up in the air, what happens on Saturday and Sunday.
The book I started on Monday? "Dead Skip" by Joe Gores? Been reading it on my lunch hour this week. Page 64, which is about a third of the way through the novel. Gores was a respected crime writer in his day, but not that many years after his death, he is largely forgotten, and it's a damn shame. Really compelling plot and dialogue, and no wasted scenes. Not one of those bloated, 900 page novels where entire chapters go nowhere, and you wonder why you bother reading the thing.
What else is going on? My latest true crime piece in Frank is going over well. The source I tracked down got back to me and told me how much she liked the article, which is about two of her friends who were sex workers in Halifax, and how they were killed. One of those murders remains unsolved. Halifax's Stepping Stone was founded a couple of years later largely as a result of these two murders, and remains the only organization East of Montreal designed to help sex workers and those who have been trafficked into sex work.
Writing this article was extra hard. Finding the source willing to talk to me was gratifying, and is even more so because she appreciates the end result.
Even the police were helpful this time. I begged them to provide a picture of the victim, as none could be found anywhere else. They opened up their paper files, which had likely not been looked at in quite some time, found a photo they had not shared with the public either ever or for decades, and scanned it in and emailed it to me and my editor, just in time for publication in the current issue of Frank.
Very happy with how the article turned out. I hope you check out the issue of Frank that is currently on newsstands, and let me know what you think of it.
Imma turn in. Been a long day. Earned my beauty coma.
See you tomorrow.