Author Archives: Richard Cass

About Richard Cass

Dick Cass is the author of Solo Act, a jazz mystery featuring Elder Darrow, as well as scores of short stories. Contact him in any or all of the following ways: dick.cass@gmail.com; @DickCass (Twitter); Richard Cass - Writer (Facebook).

Fiddling in the Spring

Had a wonderful time at the well-known local showcase for writers in Westbrook known as Books in the Brook last Saturday. Always a pleasure to talk to an audience that comprises more than my wife and the cat. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Alternative Facts

“Writers are liars, my dear, surely you know that by now? And yet, things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.” –Neil … Continue reading

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Thanks to Mon Oncle

First: In the Shameless Commerce division, please put January 28 on your calendar for Local Writers at the Local Buzz café and wine bar in Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 to 5:00 PM. I will be reading from Solo Act and new … Continue reading

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Against the Dumbing Down

 The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude. (Why I Write—George Orwell) Knowing that we’re in for seeing plenty of old white guys in the news over the next four years, I’m … Continue reading

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The Perfect Game

Seriously, Cass? More baseball stuff? Well, feel free to move along if you don’t have a yen for The Perfect Game but if you stick around, I’ll try to connect it to something closer to our hearts. The great Rogers … Continue reading

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