The Big Thrill Discusses MURDER SO FOUL with Larry Enmon
Nothing could prepare them for what awaited in the depths of the Great Trinity Forest.
The rich smell of hot, wet earth mixed with the fetid undertone of decaying flesh hit Detective Rob Soliz as soon as he left his vehicle. He thought that was the worst of it—then he encountered a scene of such depravity he instinctively thought of leaving the force. It was too much for even a seasoned veteran to take in.
But it was the bloody, crumpled newspaper clipping at the scene that made his partner’s blood run cold. Detective Frank Pierce stared at the blurry picture through the evidence bag—right into the eyes of his lover.
With the oppressive heat of August and looming bureaucratic turf wars, the two detectives must race against time to find the monster responsible for this MURDER SO FOUL.
Larry Enmon recently spent some time with The Big Thrill discussing his latest contemporary thriller, MURDER SO FOUL.
Were there any particular books, movies, or songs that were knocking around in your head while you were writing this one?
Of course, Silence of the Lambs was always in the back of my mind. But there were other books and movies as well. Stealing a good idea is fine as long as you turn it around and make it your own without just retelling the book or movie.
When you first created your protagonist for this book, did you see an empty space in crime lit that you wanted to fill? What can you share about the inspiration for that character?
My protagonist is well established. This is the third book in the series. I wanted someone who had experienced a tragedy and is still haunted by doubt. Someone who came from a place as far from law enforcement as possible. Frank Pierce was a professional chef in New York when his pregnant wife was murdered. He left New York and relocated to Dallas. Not knowing what he wanted to do, he joined the police department. He’s been there 15 years.
In addition to a great read, what do you hope readers will take away from this story?
You can’t judge a person based on looks and behavior alone. The mind is often a dark and scary place that only the owner fully understands. Attempts by professionals to unlock the mind’s secrets and past traumas often only scratch the surface. Not all good people are all good, and not all bad people are all bad.
What can you share about what you’re working on next?
I have a spy fiction novel with a literary agent now. The Godfrey Code spans the 40-year career of a CIA/NOC and her experiences working intelligence.
Larry Enmon retired from the U.S. Secret Service and started writing. During his career, he acted as liaison between the USSS and FBI, working in the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He received training from the CIA in the investigation and production of weapons of mass destruction.
He is the author of six crime/mystery and suspense/thrillers and resides in North Texas.
To learn more about the author and his work, please visit his website.
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