Darryl Ponicsan / Anne Argula

Darryl Ponicsan / Anne Argula - Adult Fiction, Screenwriter, Mystery
Darryl Ponicsan, who calls Bainbridge Island home much of the time, is the author of nine novels and a long list of screenplays that made it to film. He is best known for his novelThe Last Detail (1971), adapted into a movie starring Jack Nicholson, and for the novel and screenplay Cinderella Liberty (1973), starring James Caan. In 2005 Ponicsan wrote Last Flag Flying, a sequel to The Last Detail. The novel draws parallels between the current U.S. involvement in Iraq and that in Vietnam 40 years earlier and features the same two memorable characters as in the first novel. Darryl Ponicsan is also a mystery writer who publishes under the pen name Anne Argula. As Anne Argula he has written three mysteries set in the Pacific Northwest. The first of the three novels, referred to collectively as the 'Quinn series', is Homicide My Own (2005) which was nominated for an Edgar Award. The second book in the series, Walla Walla Suite (2007) follows Quinn, the Seattle detective who narrated the first book, as she is drawn into an unusual murder case. In Krapp's Last Cassette (2009), the third novel in the series, a Hollywood screenwriter summons Quinn to Los Angeles for an unusual assignment. Booklist describes the Quinn series as follows: "Argula displays a sure, brisk style and a strong sense of place that should win fans for this appealing, quirky series." And a reader on Amazon comments: "I for one look will look forward to the next book, whether the spine reads Ponicsan or Argula, because this is a writer who will grab you on page one and not let go til the last page." For more information on Darryl Ponicsan/Anne Argula go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darryl_Ponicsan and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Argula