Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Victoria Houston's "Dead Spider"

Victoria Houston is the author of the Loon Lake Mysteries, which are set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin against a background of fishing – fly fishing as well as fishing for muskie, bass, bluegill and walleyes.

Here Houston dreamcasts the three main characters in an adaptation of Dead Spider, the newest book in the series:
The retired, widowed Dr. Paul “Doc” Osborne would be played by George Clooney (only ten years older than he is at the moment!).

His neighbor and nemesis, the 32-year-old fishing guide, Ray Pradt, should be played by a young Robert Downey, Jr. (the actor will have to shave ten years off his age).

And the heart of my stories — the tough cop/expert fly fisherman and Loon Lake Chief of Police Lewellyn “Lew” Ferris is not unlike the dedicated, determined detectives played by Olivia Colman in the BBC’s Broadchurch and in HBO’s The Night Manager. Lew is Lew is neither blond nor beautiful but tough, wise and kind.

These are the actors whom I think might best capture the best and the worst of my characters.
Learn more about the book and author at Victoria Houston's website.

The Page 69 Test: Dead Insider.

My Book, The Movie: Dead Insider.

--Marshal Zeringue