Blood and Laughter
Humor and crime fiction do not always have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, some of best mystery and suspense novels have at least an element of comedy. Join author Matt Coleman for a discussion about humor in his mystery novels, using it to relieve or sometimes even build tension. Matt’s novels, set in Texarkana, Arkansas, never shy away from over-the-top humor, nor do they avoid the darkest corners of crime fiction. Does he pull it off? I don’t know. But he loves to talk about how he tried.
About Matt Coleman
Matt Coleman is a writer of mystery and comedy. Matt’s most recent detective comedy, A Rocky Divorce, is the combination of both. His debut, Juggling Kittens, was recently optioned for a feature film. His second book, Graffiti Creek, was not. Matt’s comedic writings have included Raptured: A Sex Farce at the End of the World, co-written with Matt Lyle, and a three-year stint writing for the comedy podcast, The City Life Supplement. Shorter fiction can be found between the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, online at Shotgun Honey, or at Book Riot, where Matt is a regular contributor. He is the father of two girls, who are growing up too fast. Matt lives in Texarkana, Arkansas, with a beautiful wife who is way out of his league.