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
The 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.”
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