The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Lee Thomas

TODAY’S DEPARTING:

I met Lee Thomas in 2011 at Mo*Con VI, a small Inter-Faith Convention that explored the themes of horror literature and spirituality. I was a paneled guest, sitting alongside Cullen Bunn and Lucien Soulban, to discuss alternate avenues for writers. Lee, a Bram Stoker Award and Lambda Literary Award Winner, was there as a Special Guest. I hadn’t read any of Lee’s fiction, but after a long and thoughtful conversation with him, knew that I would have to rectify that at my earliest convenience.

I was not disappointed.

I first picked up Black Sun Set, a noir character piece, that showed me he had real writing chops, but it was Torn, which was released in 2012, that cemented for me the depth of his storytelling. I went on to read a number of brilliant works by him — The German, Like Light for Flies, Ash Street, Butcher Road

Lee writes deep, psychological literature that transcends the tropes and genres he explores. He is a truly gifted author that we simply don’t get enough from.

It is my privilege and honor to share with you now the Last Writes of Lee Thomas.

LAST MEAL

Breakfast – banger sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sourdough toast

LAST BOOK

The Throat by Peter Straub

LAST MOVIE

Shaun of the Dead, go out with a laugh

LAST SONG

“Wrathchild” by Iron Maiden

FIRST PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO MEET ON THE OTHER SIDE?

James Baldwin. I have so many questions.

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