Washington Independent Review of Books highlighted the nominees for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story, and invited them to "suggest an additional story — a recent favorite — for readers here to seek out, with bonus points for any resonance or connections with their own works."
B.K. Stevens, nominated for her excellent story "The Last Blue Glass," had this to say:
When I looked for a story “connected” to mine, I thought of Robert Lopresti’s “Nakhshon,” published in Jewish Noir.
In both stories, someone others see as helpless gets caught up in a
wrenching situation and decides to strike back. The situations and the
decisions are very different, but both characters face tough,
potentially deadly dilemmas.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
A friend told me today that a friend of hers was at some kind of musical/religious retreat recently and someone said "This song is by Rob Lopresti. I think he lives in Bellingham." And sang this one. It's always nice when one of my little darlings sprouts wings and flies away from home.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Bill Crider is a wonderful writer and an all-around nice guy. This is the first paragraph of his Blog Bytes column in the latest Ellery Queen's: "Since this is the January/February issue of EQMM, it's time to think of calendars and to remind you of Rob Lopresti's Today in Mystery History. It was updated only intermittently toward the end of 2016, but perhaps it will return to its regular daily schedule in 2017. You'll find authors' birthdays, dates of first publication of famous crime stories and novels, dates well-known crime movies opened, and more. That's the kind of trivia that's hard to resist."
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
This clever tale re-imagines the Rue Morgue [“Street of the Dead House” in sign language] from the POV of the orangutan. And while in Poe’s original, the ape is a brute. Here, the intelligent creature has been trained like Koko and yet plays dumb...
Some interesting thinking here about my tale.