David is a graduate of Arizona State University and worked in both the United States and Canada managing manufacturing companies. He now resides in Southern California with his wife and their cat and enjoys sailing, skeet shooting and archery. He currently has another Matt Thornton private detective/crime novel in progress to add to the series.
Member : Private Eye Writers of America
In the Press
"This novel is a gem. If you have a yearning for a private eye in the truly classic tradition of the thirties and forties, superbly crafted, snappily worded, with characters who come alive on the page, and a plot to match, you've found it. Throw in allusions to George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, and that set, and you might as well plan a late dinner."
John F. Dobbyn
Author: Neon Dragon, Deadly Diamonds, Frame Up, Black Diamonds, Fatal Odds
"Post-war L.A. shows some leg in this tough-guy tale. More grit and lust than the seedy side of Venice Beach. Your narrative moves at a great clip in this exciting, action-packed novel."
Patchwork, Two Pumps for the Body Man
Matthew Thornton, operates like a juggler with a dozen balls in the air, as he handles the troublesome goings-on thrust before him--thugs, mob takeovers, blackmail schemes, and kidnappings--with a dexterity and fearlessness that is marvelous. I loved following this P.I. as he dispenses his own brand of justice in the 1940's L.A. smog and fog and rooted for him in this triumph of a novel.
"The Blonde with the Ice-Blue-Eyes" is an engaging, tightly written mystery that could've come off the typewriter of Raymond Chandler. A follow-up to his highly successful, Matt Thornton P.I. novel, "Pandora's Box", author David R. Thompson takes readers once again to the underbelly of 1940's LA, where intimidation and death is a way of life. This time around, Thornton has to unravel a case that involves organized crime, whose greedy little fingers were encompassing everything from film factories to corrupt cops and slimy politicians. Thompson weaves an intriguing story that draws together such diverse threads as blackmail, drugs, arson, and murder. This mystery has everything one would expect from a hard-hitting detective novel: arresting characters, biting prose, a world-weary protagonist, and the lady of the title, an intriguing blonde with ice-blue eyes. It's a real page-turner and a welcomed return to those wonderful hard-boiled detective novels published during crime fiction's golden age. I highly recommend it.
Tony Piazza, Hollywood Actor & Author of Tom Logan mysteries:
Murder Will Out,
Anything Short of Murder, & Bullitt Points
"The Blonde with the Ice-Blue-Eyes" is a hard-boiled walk back in time to vintage Hollywood.
Wrong Light, Blood Truth, Night Terrors, Yesterday's Echo
Readers who can't get enough of that heralded era in PI fiction when the heroes were tough, the dames were hot and the villains diabolical will commend David R. Thompson's crackling novel, The Blonde with the Ice-Blue-Eyes. It's good old-fashioned fun. You can almost smell the action and taste the whiskey wafting off the pages.
Award winning Author:
The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday, Blood of Paradise, Done for a Dime, The Devil's Redhead, Do They know I'm Running, The Mercy of the Night, The Devil Prayed & Darkness Fell
"Channeling Raymond Chandler, David Thompson gets Los Angeles, its people, and the tough-guy lingo of the 1940's pitch perfect--all while taking readers on a wild ride as private eye Matt Thornton sets out to stop the wise guys who are trying to take over L.A. and rescue a classy dame, who isn't above committing a little crime herself."
Loose Ends, The Typist, Death in Delmarva
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