The Best Writer You Don't Know
January 26, 2005 6:03 AM   Subscribe

Have you heard of Will Christopher Baer? He writes twisty, noir fiction. His trilogy of Phineas Poe books (Kiss Me, Judas, Penny Dreadful, and Hell's Half Acre) have just been re-released, and Kiss Me, Judas was optioned for a movie. (more inside)
posted by braun_richard (7 comments total)
The link above goes to his Misc. page, where you can find short stories, novel excerpts, some non-fiction. I would have linked to the first chapter of "Sometimes Rachel" but you have to keep going back to the Misc page to click on each chapter.
posted by braun_richard at 6:05 AM on January 26, 2005

It's funny, I'd never heard of him but just picked up Hell's Half Acre at the library, and I've been wondering if I'm gonna read it for about a week now. Do you have to read the trilogy in order?
posted by OmieWise at 6:09 AM on January 26, 2005

Yeah, I would read them in order, since they involve many of the same characters (and certain things that happen to certain characters that are important later on).
posted by braun_richard at 6:12 AM on January 26, 2005

Have you heard of metafilter's guidelines for what makes a good post?
posted by dmo at 7:32 AM on January 26, 2005

most people haven't seen it before


there is something interesting about the content on the page


and it might warrant discussion from others.

posted by braun_richard at 7:40 AM on January 26, 2005

Sorry. That wasn't constructive. I just wish you had done something to liven up your post - added a review or two or made comparisons to other authors.
posted by dmo at 8:08 AM on January 26, 2005

I went to school with him! An absolutely fantastic writer, and a hell of a guy.
posted by jennyjenny at 5:21 PM on January 26, 2005

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