Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?


Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

Once at a signing a fan was angry that Jan Keane, Scudder’s girlfriend in one book, was no longer part of his life. “Things just didn’t work out,” I said, but she wasn’t having any. Later I got to thinking about that fictional relationship, and about the continuing role ex-lovers play in ones life, and a substantial subplot in The Devil Knows You’re Dead was the result.

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