Monday, August 14, 2023

Mark Pryor's "The Dark Edge of Night"

Mark Pryor is a former newspaper reporter and felony prosecutor, originally from England but now living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of the Hugo Marston mystery series, set in Paris, London, and Barcelona. Pryor is also the author of the psychological thrillers, Hollow Man, and its sequel, Dominic. As a prosecutor, he appeared on CBS News's 48 Hours and Discovery Channel's Discovery ID: Cold Blood.

Last year Pryor introduced Detective Henri Lefort in his first World War II mystery, Die Around Sundown.

Here Pryor dreamcasts an adaptation of the second book in the series, The Dark Edge of Night:
Detective Henri Lefort - Misha Collins. He's a brilliant actor, and I think would convey Henri's quirky and disrespectful sense of humor really well. But he also has kind of a brooding aura, so I could see him holding Henri's secrets behind his eyes.

Nicola Prehn - Bel Powley. I saw her in A Small Light and she made me cry half a dozen times. Incredible performances, episode after episode. Obviously she's beautiful, and she has a European look, so I would love to see her play Nicola.

Princess Marie Bonaparte - Kate Winslet. This character needs to be strong, regal, and confident. Kate Winslet has the range to pull this real-life character off, and the charisma to make an ongoing character fascinating for the viewer.

Police officer Daniel Moulin - Nicholas Hoult. I think he's been great in everything he's been in, and would be a great foil for both Nicola and Henri, which is a large part of Moulin's character.
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My Book, The Movie: Dominic.

My Book, The Movie: Die Around Sundown.

Q&A with Mark Pryor.

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