Though I’ve learned the dangers of hope, I can’t help getting a teeny bit excited by this review of THE TALKATIVE CORPSE—my recent, third or fourth novel, depending on how you count—by Frank Marcopolos. Disclosure: yes, Frank and I have been friends for years. But we started out as writing buddies, i.e. we were drawn together due to mutual talents, so don’t discount what he has to say on the subject. The book is, for me, surprisingly cathartic.