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Alex Segura

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Alex Segura is the bestselling and award-winning author of Secret Identity, which the New York Times called “wittily original” and named an Editor’s Choice. NPR described the novel as “masterful,” and it received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist. Alex is also the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series, and a number of comic books – including The Mysterious Micro-Face (in partnership with NPR), The Black Ghost, The Archies, The Dusk, The Awakened, and more. His short story, “90 Miles” was included in The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories for 2021 and won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story. By day he is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oni ...more

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Alex Segura Hi Gwen! Great question. Pete's a blend of a lot of people I knew growing up in high school and college. I really wanted to write a series that showca…moreHi Gwen! Great question. Pete's a blend of a lot of people I knew growing up in high school and college. I really wanted to write a series that showcased a Cuban-American PI who'd lived some of the same experiences as me and my friends, so I took a lot from people I knew -whether personality traits, personal details, or the like.

In terms of other books, there are a ton. My holy trinity of PI fiction are the George Pelecanos Nick Stefanos novels, Dennis Lehane's Pat and Angie books and Laura Lippman's fantastic Tess Monaghan series. In addition, I love how Lawrence Block handles addiction in the Matt Scudder novels (not to mention that the entire series is fantastic), how Elmore Leonard's South Florida novels touch on the weird and deadly and classics like Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Jim Thompson and Charles Willeford.(less)
Alex Segura Thanks so much, Christoph! Glad you like Pete's (mis)adventures. I do have plans to continue in the noir space. My next crime novel, SECRET IDENTITY, …moreThanks so much, Christoph! Glad you like Pete's (mis)adventures. I do have plans to continue in the noir space. My next crime novel, SECRET IDENTITY, arrives from Flatiron Books early next year. It's a murder mystery set in 1975 New York, and follows a woman who moves from Miami to NYC to work in comics. She's barred from writing at her new job, so she ghostwrites a new comic book with a colleague. But when her collaborator is murdered, she has to investigate the crime to reclaim her idea, and to achieve her destiny. Hope you give it a shot!(less)
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There is no better compliment than saying that only Alex Segura could have written Secret Identity. His historic knowledge of the comic industry combined with a formidable Latinx heroine makes Secret Identity one of the highlights of 2022.

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message 5: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello,

Thanks for your friendship. Come by for a spell and leave a comment. Until Next Time . . .


message 4: by Alex

Alex Jorge wrote: "Once I finish reading my copy, Silent City is going into my classroom library, so you'll have other Southwest-ers reading your book. :)"

Thanks, Jorge! Lemme know what you think?


message 3: by Jorge

Jorge Montes Once I finish reading my copy, Silent City is going into my classroom library, so you'll have other Southwest-ers reading your book. :)


message 2: by Alex

Alex Zoë wrote: "Hi Alex. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?"

Not bad! Trying to make time. Hope you're well!


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Zoë Sharp Hi Alex. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?


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