Recently JM Redmann talked with us about her story for our anthology The Only One in the World, sharing what made writing her New Orleans-set tale A Study in Lavender special.
What is the most unexpected tidbit you learned while researching your story?
All the various kinds of champagnes there are in the world that I'll never be able to afford.
What was your favourite thing about writing a story for The Only One in the World?
My novels tend to be serious and dark and this allowed me to play with humor (I hope it's amusing) and have fun.
What is quintessentially American/New Orlean about your Holmes or Watson?
How immeshed they are in the culture (including the food) of New Orleans. We like to think we're the least American of American cities, especially at times like this.
More about JM:
JM Redmann has published ten novels featuring New Orleans PI Micky Knight. Her latest is Not Dead Enough. Her first book was published in 1990, one of the early hard-boiled lesbian detectives. Her books have won three Lambda Literary awards. The Intersection of Law & Desire was an Editor’s Choice of the San Francisco Chronicle and a recommended book by Maureen Corrigan of NPR’s Fresh Air. She is the co-editor with Greg Herren of three anthologies, Night Shadows: Queer Horror, Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir, and Men of The Mean Streets: Gay Noir. Her books have been translated into German, Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew and Norwegian. She lives in New Orleans.