Ben Solomon grew up with Picasso, Cagney, and Beethoven. Classical arts training, comic books, and Hollywood's golden age rounded out his education and provided inspiration for a lifetime. During his life, he worked across many disciplines, attempting to capture the heart and soul of music onto canvas and translate oils and celluloid into words.
Solomon's passion for the tough guy world of early gangster and PI flicks led to the creation of "The Hard-Boiled Detective," a short story series starring a nameless gumshoe in a throwback era seeking truth, justice, and sometimes a living. He launched the ongoing series online in February 2013, offering three yarns a month to subscribers. His sleuth has appeared in e-zines across the web, as well as the 2014 anthology, The Shamus Sampler II. Another adventure is scheduled to appear in an upcoming anthology published by Fox Spirit Books.
Samples and more information about Solomon's old-school crime series can be found here:
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