Author interview with Larry D. Sweazy

This is an interview I did for The Big Thrill with Larry D. Sweazy, whose forthcoming book, A THOUSAND FALLING CROWS, was a really enjoyable historical mystery. I could go on, or I could just share a link to the actual article. Read on!

From The Big Thrill interview  ….

By David Healey

thousand-falling-e1451574670375The setting and the landscape are as much of a character in Larry D. Sweazy’s new novel, A THOUSAND FALLING CROWS, as is his protagonist, former Texas Ranger Sonny Burton. After losing an arm and retiring as a result of his run-in with bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, Sonny is just as down and out as Depression-era Texas with its Dust Bowl storms and hard times.

Fortunately for Sonny (and the reader), it’s a case of once a lawman, always a lawman. He finds himself drawn into the search for a Mexican immigrant’s missing daughter. Wallowing in self-pity, the case brings him back to life. It also sets in motion a fascinating journey through 1930s Texas.

As to why he chose to write a western, Sweazy, a Western Writers of America Spur Award winner, said, “There’s a romance to westerns that’s universal. It’s the American genre. It’s the self reliance, it’s the journey, it’s the characters shaped by the landscape.”

For the rest of the article, please click the link below:

http://www.thebigthrill.org/2015/12/a-thousand-falling-crows-by-larry-d-sweazy/

 

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