Monday, August 1, 2011

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN? INTERROGATING THE INTERROGATOR . . . Sleuth Absolutely*Kate



 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN? 
INTERROGATING THE INTERROGATOR
 
~ Sleuth Absolutely*Kate

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN EPIC-SODE CLIP

^  C L I C K   A N D   S E E  ^

You know the score. You've heard the hoopla. A lot comin' down on the streets don't escape your awareness. No sirree bub. That LAPD detective and author of deft tellings, Paul Bishop, has himself a spiffy new TV show. ABC on Tuesday night. Don'tcha dare miss it. Makes reality TV as thrilling as dodging bullets from a moving train in the dark of the night again. So keep your peepers peeled.
And say? How would you stash some cash? Let's think in briefcases full of $100,000, shall we? Unmarked small bills? Not sure, but this is reality TV so it's the keen green, if you know what I mean. Put it away cold for 48 hours while takin' on the heat from hard-driving-their-points home interrogators with a lot going on under the old fedora. Could you do it? Could you? Watch on ABC, beginning Tuesday, August 2 at 9pm. See if that palooka Paul and his lovely lively partner, magnificent Mary can get those canaries to talk.

TALK? Wonder if I can get that big lug Bish to dish ~ Yes, the very same feller who runs BISH'S BEAT of pulp fiction, Rat Pack razzamatazz, spy guys and the 60's scene sensations. He's a star on his own risin' horizon . . . LAPD detective -- author -- and soon a TV star who even Sheriff Andy of Mayberry could take a shine to. Why, he's 3, 3, 3 sleuths in one.

Better call in the big guns
     for help on this case:  

SPADE DIGS DEEP IN SHADOWS
So Bish,
Shoot straight.
Are you going to turn out to be the hero of your own life?


PAUL BISHOP ~ LAPD
 Sam I’m not so sure about this hero stuff – I’m just a guy in love with a girl (or whatever other Mickey Rooney / Judy Garland reference you want to make).
Seriously, I’ve been really lucky to be able to do the two things professionally I love best – putting words on paper and putting villains in jail.  And now I get to co-star in a TV show on a major network.  It doesn’t get much better.

POIROT KNOWS. THAT BELGIAN WON'T WAFFLE.
Why this show Mr Bishop?
What segment of your psyche let it slide out to better churn on the high interests of your vast viewing public?

BISH. AUTHOR AT LARGE
 Detective, you know sometimes it is all about being in the right place at the right time.  Six months before getting tapped for this show, I’d been pitching a TV series about a team of elite interrogators going around the country solving crimes to a VP and her staff at Bruckheimer Productions.  As part of the pitch, I did a mock interrogation of the VP, which really put her on the spot and made her feel a little of the heat of what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a professional interrogator’s questions.  
Bruckheimer Productions eventually passed on the series pitch, but the interrogation part of the pitch had left an indelible impression on the VP.  So, when it came time to look for an interrogator to actually play the part of an interrogator for Take The Money And Run, the VP immediately picked up the phone and dialed my number – right place right time.

CLOSE CALL CLOUSEAU CONTENDS?
Hmmm, zat eees quite an eenteresting observation Paul, I may call you Paul?
Now, detective to superior detective, precisely what percentage of hiders vs seekers do you theenk are going to get away with the dash of how they stash the cash?

FEAR? DETECTIVE OF THE YEAR?
Inspector, that’s hard to say without giving away too much.  Hiding the briefcase is the easy part.  Not giving away its location for 48 hours is a lot tougher than most people would think.  However, if I were a betting man, I’d be putting my money on the briefcase being found.

MISS KATE KNOWS MY METHODS. ABSOLUTELY.

Books, let's get back to books.
Surely a clue as to how expertise covers a wide realm?
What say you Bishop?
Are your talents elementary?

THE MAN OF NOVEL IDEAS
Precisely, Inspector Holmes. I’ve been a professional writer for as long as I’ve been a cop.  The careers have simply run parallel and in some ways fed off each other.  I’ve had ten novels published, written a dozen hours of episodic television, and a produced feature film.  Now, with the publicity from Take The Money And Run, all of my titles have been given fantastic new covers and reissued as e-books – look for them on a Kindle, a Nook, or a Smashwords reader near you.
Most of what I write has been police/mystery related – especially my novels featuring LAPD homicide detective Fey Croaker.  One critic described them as “Prime Suspect meets Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct,” which was a great compliment.
As well as police thrillers, I’ve written westerns (Shroud of Vengeance), sports novels (Penalty Shot), and amateur sleuth mysteries (Suspicious Minds).  I’ve often said, if they would pay me to write the back of cereal boxes, I’d be writing the back of cereal boxes.  To make a living as a writer you have to be adaptable.

Writing is work.  I love ‘having’ written, but creating stories and putting the words down on paper is mostly hard slog.  You have to be driven to do it, to tell your stories, to get the characters and situations whirling around in your head into a readable form.  There are the rare days when everything flows easily from your fingertips to the keyboard, and they make a lot of the others worthwhile.
Whenever I’m stuck on a plot point or trying to figure out what happens next in a story, I go running.  I’ve run every day for most of my life -- I still grind out five to eight miles every day.  So, the act of running is second nature, my physical body going through well recognized motions, allowing my subconscious to free itself to be creative.  Works every time.

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
Yes, the creative subconcious. Works every time.
Just one more thing Bishop -- Just how much are your protagonists like -- someone you know you know?

MAN OF PAGE & STAGE
Well Lieutenant, most of my protagonists start out with parts of my personality in them – even Fey Croaker – but as they grow on the page, they begin to morph into someone distinctly different.  There is still a little spark of me hidden deep inside, but they become very individual.

MARLOWE MULLS MOTIVE
Paul, you're the kind of fellow who comes out from behind a shady typewriter who I could swap shots between drinks with or drinks between shots with, but tell me -- 
Could YOU get away with Taking the Money and Running?

IF BISHES WERE WISHES
Marlowe, writers are professional liars, so I think it would be a cataclysmic explosion – Bish, the immovable writer as professional liar, up against Bish, the unstoppable interrogator.  Of course, we might just join forces and disappear into the sunset.

HAMMERING THE POINT HOME
Paul, you have to be always ruminating. 
With no holds barred, what would be 3 potential projects or publishings you'd make happen faster than some roscoe could flimflam a 45?

PAUL BISHOP, PROLIFIC AUTHOR
With e-books changing the face of publishing, it’s finally a time to be able to write books for niche audiences – and be able to reach them.  Coming in August Mike, I have a new book, Felony Fists, that is part of a series, Fight Card, I created with two other writers under the pseudonym Jack Tunney.  These are tales of the boxing underworld in the ‘50s told in ways that emulate the boxing tales of Robert E. Howard that appeared in Fight Stories and other sports pulps.
There is no way a traditional publisher would have taken a chance on these stories.  However, these are tales we are passionate about telling – and today we can do it and reach an audience who will appreciate them.
Next up, capitalizing as I can, is a new series from me under the banner, The Interrogators. Look for the first book in January.
Then, no holds barred, the big screen version of an existential, experimental, incomprehensible, best-selling autobiography I haven’t written yet.

ABSOLUTELY*KATE, SAILING ON
Mr Bishop, you sure were ready for your closeup.  Thanks for the insights me and the boys detected from this interview. 
The evidence points to a great show Tuesday night at 9 eastern on ABC. I'd wish you and Mary Hanlon Stone good luck, but it's a foregone conclusion you're already a class act to contend with. Isn't that right Mary? ----- Miss Mary?

MARY'S NOT CONTRARY!
Thanks Kate, for letting me stay in the shadows behind the red velvet curtains AT THE BIJOU
This is quite a snazzy place you have here. A suspicious crew of characters too. Now about spilling the beans on my partner to spice up his spotlights?

Okay. Three things about my BFF:  He runs 8 miles a day. He loves jazz and he is one of those guys who will actually go shopping with you and not complain!

ABSOLUTELY*KATE:  Well folks, there you have it ~ Interrogative stars are hitting the big screen TV near you on Tuesday night. Quite likeable and impressive, wouldn't you say? Mary's talents in crime fighting as well as authoring The Invisible Girl are more than a Stone's throw away.

Do strut your stuff back over AT THE BIJOU next week for an interview into what makes the dame of fame of this partnership tick. If you're real lucky, it could be that surfer cowboy of scribing success, Harry B Sanderford, or even the media man who jives in tune to the words he tales, Anthony Venutolo, at the microphone. We'll just have to see who comes out behind the curtain.


YOU DON'T WANTA DICK AROUND WITH TRACY
WATCH THE SHOW.
READ THE BOOKS.
This has been an ethusiastic non-shameless plug by a moxie skirt who believes in believers.
 ENJOY YOUR TUESDAYS and know where your briefcases are.

~ Author/Promoter Absolutely*Kate
AT THE BIJOU
Where Writers' Raves become Readers' Faves  

Photos from the luminaries' above, ala public promotions,
with a Raymond Chandler paraphrase slippin' outta Marlowe's mug



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More Sleuthing next week with
the TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN gang

Be there or be square

GET A LEGO UP. TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN.
How would YOU stash some cash? 
Let's think in briefcases full of $100,000, 
shall we? Imagine 48 ensuing hours
 under intensive interrogation. 
You gonna crack or watch your back?
 
Send your scenario in a flash of a fiction note slipped under the AT THE BIJOU projection room doorway at RiverviewStudios@gmail.com. We'll grandstand those great tales AT THE BIJOU and shine shimmering spotlight on your writing creds. 

Be creative. Beat the Bish.
We double-dog dare you.



~ Absolutely*Kate
and our notorious crew of renown
AT THE BIJOU

FLASH!
THE BEAT OF BEETNER
Just heard that our own author colleague ERIC BEETNER,  crime writer, screenplay master and television guru edited TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN . . . 

Small world that big successes fly in for authors taking ideas to  viewing pleasure screens, huh? You can read more of Eric Beetner's hits AT THE BIJOU right here . . . 

More on One Too Many Blows To The Head and Borrowed Trouble, his own fighters' one-two punch books along with co-author J.B. Kohl,  center the ring at Eric's contemplative writing site (It's like peeking into his latest notebook). Watch the multi-talents of this dynamo's destiny sail in the upcoming HARBINGER*33.

13 comments:

Harry said...

Wow A.K., how'd you ever assemble that interview crew? Consider my interest peaked. I'll be tuning in!

Kevin Michaels said...

Excellent! Looks like a rocking good time - great production team and cool concept. I'm there.
KM

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Great interview and presented so well. Really enjoyed it. Going to def give the show a chance.

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

Well there you go Paul ~ I've stirred up 3 tough gritty writer guys -- as well as the nice man measuring our windows as I type -- to become new afficiandos of your show's success.

I'd bet my buck$ on Har, Kev and Sean Patrick though. There are twists and turns in THOSE MINDS that possibly even your stunning prowess couldn't batter down. I don't mess with 'em ~ I just love 'em.

BEST TO YOURS AND MARY'S SUCCESSES FROM ALL OF US COOL KIDS AT THE BIJOU!

(More next week on Mary and both of your books, books, books!)

~ Absolutely*Kate,
who does have a hide-the-$ plan,
but would crack with laughter in my eyes once you started grillin' me -- I just know it

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

Sean Patrick, THANKS MAN -- I've so missed your vibes in these past crazy months. You gotta scheme to hang on to the cash briefcase and thwart the Bish's intensity?

Har and Kevin . . . I'd love to see a shiny metal briefcase chained to your writsts ... even if it didn't go with your shoes. Glad you guys are adding your star-studded talents for what we got comin' up next AT THE BIJOU!

~ Absolutely*Kate, watching same tv times with you all come Tuesdays

Pamila Payne said...

Love to see our favorites climbing higher, and success spreading throughout the ranks. Keep the interrogation train running, Kate.

Kevin Michaels said...

It certainly wouldn't be the first time to have cuffs slapped around my wrists or face a hardcore grilling about the who, what's, when, where's, and why's.......I can do 48 hours locked in a cell with my eyes closed.

Matthew S. Magda said...

Well, after that interview of interviews, or should I say interrogations, how could one fail to watch this intriguing show on Tuesday night. Another At The Bijou striling presentation.

Good to see that our favorite detectives have not lost their skills and were able to get the Bishop to give it up. Now, since running seems to be a ritual refreshig breeze, I want to know just how fast can Bishop run when he gets the money?

Jeanette Cheezum said...

I loved your extravaganza. Interview of interviews. I'll have to check on the Bish this Tuesday night. Eric, way to go!!!

Bukowski's Basement said...

ATTA BOY, Bish! ... I know I'll be watchin tomorrow night ...

nigel p bird said...

that's the most fun i've had since...well, that would be telling. i'll be wishing the show well and hoping like crazy that it gets over to the UK.
apart from the fun, there's a touch of humility that makes it all the more special. and writer's block - i'm off to put my trainers on (might not run yet, but i'll walk around the house quickly).
as an aside, One Too Many Blows To The Head is a book of the highest quality and it'll be in my favourite reads of this year without doubt.
delighted that all's going so well for you guys. xx

Carrie said...

How cool was this? Kate, always the gracious hostess with the mostess. You're love loved doll. Really loved.

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