Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Milton T. Burton's "Nights of the Red Moon"

Milton T. Burton is the author of Nights of the Red Moon and two previous crime novels. He has been variously a cattleman, a political consultant, and a college history teacher. Burton lives in Jacksonville, Texas.

Bill Crider, author of the Dan Rhodes mysteries, writes: "Milton Burton writes about East Texas with wit, spice, and insight. His Caddo County sheriff, Bo Handel, has a shrewd mind to go along with his fancy pistol. He's the kind of man Sheriff Dan Rhodes would share a Dr Pepper with any day."

Here Burton shares an idea for casting his sheriff in a big screen adaptation:
As for playing the lead role, were he twenty years younger Dabney Coleman would be perfect for Bo Handel. I had no actor in mind. I write about the sort of people I know from my own East Texas environment, and if one of my books is ever made into a movie some actor can tailor himself to that rather than the other way around.
Read chapter one of Nights of the Red Moon, and learn more about the novel at the publisher's website.

Visit Milton T. Burton's blog.

--Marshal Zeringue