Author talks about new noir novel ‘Vice City’

Nostalgia City Mysteries

Author S.A. Stoval lives in California’s San Joaquin Valley.  She’s an attorney, writer and video game enthusiast.  Her new novel is a modern take on the venerable mystery noir genre. Here she explains the book and talks about the somewhat unusual point of view she chose.

What is your new book about and what prompted you to write it?

My novel, Vice City, is a noir thriller. I wrote it (true story) as a personal novel for one of my friends. I even dedicated the novel to her (because, hey, it was written for her!).

In the beginning, she told me she wanted an interesting, gritty story with a romance sub-plot. For years she’s told me she loves my gritty style of narration, so I decided to go with it. I wrote her chapters like installments of a TV show, delivering every other night for a few weeks.

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