Writer Wednesday: Mike Capuzzo

     Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Mike Capuzzo, one of my Goucher classmates and author of two New York Times best selling books, Close to Shore and The Murder Room.
Close to Shore is about a series of shark attacks on the New Jersey shore in 1916.  And I don't know about you, but I think death by shark is probably the worst way to go.  I blame this irrational fear on my Mom for taking me and my brother Robby to the drive in movie to see Jaws when I was five.  FIVE!  I'll just say that I had a fear of swimming pools that year because, you know, the plausibility of a Great White Shark squeezing itself through the tiny drain in a chlorinated pool is very real when you're that age.

     His latest book, The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases is a really fascinating read about several members of the Vidocq Society.  I have a lot of books and whenever my Dad comes to visit, he'll grab a book down from the shelf and read it while at my house.  He didn't finish it since we took him on the grand tour of Texas, so he stole my copy and I'm waiting for its swift return. Any day now Bob!

Mike and I talk for about twenty minutes while he enjoys a Boilermaker and I don't.  We could have chatted longer, but I know in the world of blogging some of you peeps have short attention spans.  But, that's okay.  We all lead busy, hectic lives.  So that's why I'm so grateful to Mike for taking the time to grace my blog with his presence.  He's a peach!