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PODCAST: Wallace Stroby Interview

January 25, 2016 Leave a comment

Devils ShareEnclosed is a broadcast from an interview with Wallace Stroby, author of the crime fiction novel THE DEVIL’S SHARE.  His bad girl protagonist, Crissa Stone, is a thief and one of my favorite anti-heroes in crime fiction. 

Publisher’s Summary of The Devil’s Share

It should be an easy job: Hijack a truckload of priceless Iraqi antiquities before they’re repatriated to their native land – with the cooperation of the wealthy art collector who stole them. Crissa assembles an expert team of thieves, and puts together a heist that requires split-second timing. But what’s supposed to be a “give-up” robbery with few complications quickly turns deadly.   Soon Crissa is on the run again, with both an ex-military hit squad and her own partners-in-crime in pursuit. And what should be the simplest job of her career – robbing a man who wants to be robbed – might just turn out to be the most dangerous ….

 

About the Author

Wallace Stroby is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven novels, four of which feature professional thief Crissa Stone.  A Long Branch, N.J., native, he’s a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore. His first novel THE BARBED-WIRE KISS, which The Washington Post called “a scorching first novel …full of attention to character and memory and, even more, to the neighborhoods of New Jersey,” was a finalist for the 2004 Barry Award for Best First Novel. In 2012, the Crissa Stone novels were optioned by Showtime Networks for development.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Stroby was an editor at the Star-Ledger of Newark, Tony Soprano’s hometown newspaper, for 13 years.

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