CHARLES R. RUTLEDGE
Welcome to the sixteenth installment of LAST WRITES.
The premise is simple. My guests face their final rest, but before Death claims them they are granted a few earthly pleasures, the memories of which will travel with them into the great unknown.
Today’s guest is Charles Rutledge, co-author (with James Moore) of the Griffin and Price urban fantasy series. Hailing from Georgia, Charles is a pulp fiction and comic book aficionado with a particular fondness for Burroughs, Lovecraft, and Howard, among others. The fact that he’s had a lifelong fascination for The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor wins him all kinds of points around this website for sure.
I eat Mexican food every Wednesday night with a group of friends and have for almost 30 years. One more of those please. I usually have a combo of one burrito, one enchilada, rice and refried beans.
Tarzan at the Earth’s Core. It’s my favorite Tarzan book and the one I’ve re-read the most.
The Maltese Falcon. I’ve seen that movie more times than any other, and would happily watch it again right now. Dashiell Hammett’s masterpiece and one of Bogart’s signature roles.
A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum. It always makes me think of Karl Edward Wagner and the melody and lyrics are haunting.
FIRST PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO MEET ON THE OTHER SIDE
My grandmother, Bess Rutledge. She was a second mother to me and I miss her every day.