Monday, April 10, 2017

Nakhshon in the Washington Independent Review of BOoks

The 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.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Take a Box escapes

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

Lopresti Italiano

From Sherlock Magazine:

In attesa del suo romanzo presto edito in Italia, l'autore americano torna con un altro suo ottimo racconto sulla prestigiosa Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

So now you know.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Today in Mystery History in EQMM

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

Black Orchid Memories

At Trace Evidence, the Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine blog, they asked winners of the Black Orchid Novella Award to tell what they remember about the event.  I am proud to be included.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Jaffalogue Shows Good Taste

Just spotted a review of "Street of the Dead House" on Jaffalogue's site.

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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I move to Great Jones Street

There is a new app that wants to be your "Spotify for stories."  Lots of great stories for your Kindle or Android.  Among them are two of mine: "The Present" and "Crow's Feat."  Free, at least for now.  Try it out at Great Jones Street.