Alex Segura

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Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book and podcast writer. He is the author of the Anthony Award-nominated Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series, which includes SILENT CITY, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET, DANGEROUS ENDS, BLACKOUT, and the upcoming MIAMI MIDNIGHT, all via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed ARCHIE MEETS KISS storyline, the "Occupy Riverdale" story, ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES and THE ARCHIES one-shot and monthly series. He also co-created and co-wrote the LETHAL LIT podcast for Einhorn's Epic Productions and iHeart Radio, which was named one of the Five Best Podcasts of 2018 by The New York Times. He lives in New York with his wife and son. He is a Miami native.

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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)
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SECRET IDENTITY News

Alex’s next crime novel, SECRET IDENTITY, is set in 1975 New York. It is about a young staffer who moves from Miami to work at a comic book publisher to fulfill her dream of creating her own superhero character and gets caught up in a murder mystery.





SECRET IDENTITY will be published by Flatiron Books. The publication date is to be announced.





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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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