Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author Lanny Larcinese to the studio.
ABOUT LANNY: Lanny is a native mid-westerner and dyed-in-the-wool city guy transplanted to the City of Brotherly Love where he has been writing fiction for seven years. His prize-winning short stories and non-fiction have appeared in magazines and online publications. When not writing, he lets his daughter, Amanda Kohn, charm him out of his socks, and works at impressing his longtime companion and artist Jackie Perskie, who is his first-eyeballs reader and helps keep his work visual. Lanny is very active in the writing community, supportive of those behind him on the curve, and deferential to those ahead of him whose inspiration and mastery of craft are constant sources of stimulation since he gets jealous easily.
CRIME WRITERS CARAVAN: We are a collective of published crime writers conversant in our craft, passionate about
the subject, and eager to talk about it. We represent all varieties of crime fiction – mystery,
thriller, cozy, P.I., noir, police procedural, serial killer, etc., and some as yet unwritten.
ABOUT DEATH IN THE FAMILY: Donny Lentini is a talented young man hungry for his mother’s love. To please her, he becomes guardian angel to his mob-wannabe father. When the father is murdered and found with his hands hacked off, Donny is dealt a set of cards in a game called vengeance. The pot is stacked high with chips; the ante, his soul and the lives of loved-ones. With the help of friends—ex-con, defrocked Jesuit Bill Conlon along with former high-school nemesis, Antwyne Claxton—he digs for whether the murder had anything to do with the mob’s lust for a real estate parcel owned by the family of Donny's lover. He’s new at this game. He doesn’t cheat, but plays his cards well. And he gets what he wants.