In Memoriam: Leighton Gage, Author of Brazilian Crime Novels

Leighton Gage, author of the Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations, hard at work revising.Last weekend, the crime community lost another terrific author and fine person. From the obituary notice by Juliet Grames, senior editor at his publisher Soho Press:

Leighton’s work is quite unlike anything else being written or published, and time will only prove its mettle. The novels—procedurals following a team of Brazilian federal police investigators under the phlegmatic command of Chief Inspector Mario Silva—are simultaneously taut and cinematic in their execution, noir confections of sharply drawn scenes and grisly ethical choices. I love them for their clever balance of thought-provoking social commentary and sheer entertainment…

A tireless author advocate with a powerful social media presence (he founded the blog Murder Is Everywhere, which is devoted to international crime fiction), Leighton was a mentor and friend to many authors at various stages in their careers…

His seventh title in the series will be published in January, 2014. Thank you, Leighton, for your warmth and words.

Image of Leighton Gage from a very cool where-we-work post at Meanderings and Musings.

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