David Crossman was once young, is now old. Once had hair, is now bald. Once was Someone’s Prince Charming and, she says, I still am.
December 4, 2013 at 10:06 am
Thank you so much for your kind comments. The English language is such a deep and wonderful toolbox, and I have great fun rummaging through it for just the right word, expression, or turn-of-phrase to express what I have in mind or – more importantly – what my characters have in mind, and I am so pleased you derive enjoyment from my attempts. As for Albert, I’m currently through his third adventure ‘Coda’, which is being serialized on this site. I trust it will reward your expectations.
December 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm
At 75 years I’ve read a LOT of books in my time, but I’ve never met an author with the incredibly extensive vocabulary of David Crossman, AND the ability to so skillfully use it to always select the absolute “perfect” word for every occasion. Thank God for my smartphone’s capability to highlight a word and instantly discover the definition of it. Many of the words Mr. Crossman chooses to use have existed for some time on the hazy fringe of my intellect, but when their definitions are revealed on my S4 I am amazed and delighted to find how that single word by itself provides a type of illumination that could not be bettered by a more extensive paragraph of explanation. I wish I had Mr. Crossman’s vocabulary to more accurately explain the point I’m trying to make, but I don’t. Suffice it to say I find immense pleasure in reading his works just to discover how he so skillfully is going to use the words and phrases he employs, and I really don’t even much care what the story is all about, his writing is that enjoyable. His Albert is my favorite character, and I’m hopeful Mr. Crossman will bring him out of mothballs and spin us another story featuring this delightful and amusing man. Well done, sir. VERY impressive and entertaining writing!!!
March 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm
Thanks, Priscilla. I deeply appreciate your kind comments, and trust you will find the rest of my books to your liking, as well. I love English and, though I often take liberties with it – like a kid with taffy – it’s a fun, forgiving, and profoundly expressive language. It’s especially gratifying when my efforts are noted.
Having grown up there, the coast of Maine is part of my DNA, but I find that, as I get older, I’m able to subdue whichever strands are encoded with the need to return from October through late May. Hence, I don’t envy you the snow. As I walk the beach tomorrow, I’ll think of you. Thanks again, and remember, spring is just around the corner!
March 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm
I have just discovered the Winston Crisp series. Finished Show of Hands and am just getting into The Dead of Winter. Wonderful story and refreshingly well written. So encouraging to find people who use the English language as it is intended. And of course learning you have Maine roots made me even more of a fan. I live in the foothills of Western Maine. Love it most of the time, although the 16 inches of white stuff predicted for tomorrow I could do without. Guess Punxsutawney Phil didn’t quite get it right. Anyway, keep writing. Once I get through the Crisp series I’ll dive into your other books.
October 4, 2012 at 10:19 pm
Hello, John – Thanks for your kind comments. Tell your friends. (I’m hoping you have LOTS of friends!)
October 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm
I just finished reading “Dead in D Minor” and “A Show if Hands.” I am hooked. You make reading fun. The characters are a welcome break from the typical and the clever prose is priceless. Thanks for the great work!
August 9, 2012 at 10:48 am
I discovered your books by accident on my Kindle. I am hooked! i am half way thru Justice once removed. I am a Maine being held hostage some 35 years here in Georgia and miss the little nuances of language and comments I suspect that only someone from Maine could appreciate fully and recognize. I relate to Crisp’s feelings of age as I am in my seventies and can see it coming.
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