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Gary Inbinder

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Gary Inbinder is a retired attorney who left the practice of law to write
full-time. His fiction, articles and essays have appeared in Bewildering Stories, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Absent Willow Review, Morpheus Tales,
Touchstone Magazine and other publications. Gary is a member of The
Historical Novel Society. He is also a member of the Bewildering Stories
Editorial Review Board.

His novels, The Flower to the Painter(2011) and Confessions of the Creature (2012), are published by Fireship Press.

His new historical murder mystery, The Devil in Montmartre: A Mystery in Fin de Siècle Paris, will be out in hardcover edition from Pegasus Books (Distributed in the U.S. by W.W. Norton, & Co) with an expected December 15, 2014 publication date.

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There's a great new review of The Devil in Montmartre in Crimespree Magazine(12/2/14):

"Indications are that this is the first in a series, I certainly hope so as I would love to read more adventures with Inspector Lefebvre. I always wished Caleb Carr had written more in his ALIENIST series, well, I have found my replacement." Crimespree Magazine

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The Flower to the Painter (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Marcia Brownlow, a young, unemployed American governess in late nineteenth century Italy, masquerades as a man to advance her career. She adopts the persona of her dead brother Mark and becomes the prot g e of Arthur Wolcott, a famous American expatriate author who discovers Marcia's artistic talent. Wolcott introduces his prot g e to wealthy art patrons in Florence, Venice, Paris, and London, including three women who, deceived as to Marcia's sex, fall in love with the captivating artist. Marcia emulates her idol, the great English landscape artist William Turner. As she develops her skills, James Whistler, John Singer Sargent, and Sir Frederic Leighton, the leader of the London art establishment, praise her paintings of Florence and Venice. However, on the eve of her greatest triumph, Marcia's first love returns to threaten her with exposure and scandal
Confessions of the Creature: Chapter 1 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The story of Frankenstein’s monster continues… In the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea, the creature has taken the ultimate revenge on his creator, Frankenstein. He travels south, where a chance meeting with a witch gives him the opportunity to overcome what he is, and perhaps become who he was meant to be. Transformed into a normal-looking man, but retaining his superhuman strength, the creature journeys to Moscow, where he becomes the protégé of a wealthy natural philosopher and the lover of his daughter, Sabrina. Taking the name Viktor Suvorin, the creature wins acclaim as a military hero while Napoleon rages across Europe. Following the wars, Viktor and Sabrina travel to Switzerland, where they meet Byron, Percy Shelley, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who bases her novel on Viktor’s memoirs. Viktor faces a final challenge to his hard-won humanity when tragedy strikes his family and he returns to the Arctic. There, on a frozen sea under the shimmering Northern Lights, the creature must confront the meaning of his creation and his life

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The Devil in Montmartre by Gary Inbinder
"3.8, rounded up.

Despite the title of this book, there is definitely nothing supernatural going on here. But I knew that already when I decided to read it (and my thanks to both the author and to Pegasus for my copy!!) -- and it turned out to be a..." Read more of this review »
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"Any one who loves Paris and its environs will happily situate in Gary Inbinder's amusing and fascinating historical fiction novel. I enjoyed reacquainting myself with renowned artists of the "fin de siècle" residing in Paris. Although the story wa..." Read more of this review »
Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
"After reading two of his novels now, I'm beginning to like Raymond Chandler much more for his writing than for his plots. For anyone who thinks crime fiction has no place in the literary world, the Marlowe novels might make you change your mind. C..." Read more of this review »
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“To say "He was a young fool, and now he's an old fool" is to make a distinction without a difference.”
Gary Inbinder

“Thank heaven for people who are satisfied with facts that conform to the reality they wish to believe.”
Gary Inbinder, Confessions of the Creature

“Venice appeared to me as in a recurring dream, a place once visited and now fixed in memory like images on a photographer’s plates so that my return was akin to turning the leaves of a portfolio: a scene of the gondolas moored by the railway station; the Grand Canal in twilight; the Rialto bridge; the Piazza San Marco; the shimmering, rippling wonderland; the bustling water traffic; the fish market; the Lido beach and boardwalk; Teeny in the launch; the singing, gesturing gondoliers; the bourgeois tourists drinking coffee at Florian’s; the importunate beggars; the drowned girl’s ghost haunting the Bridge of Sighs; the pigeons, mosquitoes and fetor of decay.”
Gary Inbinder, The Flower to the Painter

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“The philosophers write about things as they are and as they appear to be, but as an artist I find that appearance is everything.”
Gary Inbinder, The Flower to the Painter

“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."

(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)”

“If you're as detached as that, why does the obsolete institution of marriage survive with you?"

Oh, it still has its uses. One couldn't be divorced without it.”
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Gary Inbinder You're welcome, Lauren!

Lauren Gilbert Thank you, Gary! I enjoy reading your posts as well!

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