Matt Murdock is a hard-boiled private eye driven by two opposing needs: first, the need to set things right; second, the need to survive. Leaving the palm trees and smog of Southern California, I brought Murdock to Seattle where early on we met Earl Emerson. Earl advised me to use the mountains, rain and trees of the Northwest for Murdock Cracks Ice, my fifth mystery. So I focused on landscape, rain-slick streets, gray skies and silvery mountains.
Murdock was right at home breathing the rain-fresh air. He discovered that not all victims had to be bikini-clad sun-tanned starlets–UW grad students can go just as wrong as blond beach bunnies and bad guys live on Puget Sound in gated estates behind stone walls while they plot their evil. And Murdock’s got to set things right.
Resurrected by Camel Press, Matt Murdock, P.I., has settled in and he’s revving up again.