Interview with Leon Shure

First of all, may I call you Leon?
Mr. Shure, if I may call you that . . ?
It’s really a pen name. I’m actually one of the most popular writers in the world. I’m just trying to see if it’s my name alone that attracts readers. Actually, I wrote the Harry Porter books.
My notes say something about you calling yourself, the Masked Avenger.
True. I’m both masked and an avenger. Hence, the name.
May I asked why you choose to be masked?
Because, like I said, I’m famous.
And what are you avenging?
The system.
That sounds paranoid.
People are out to get me.
About your work?
I’ve published eight mysteries about the North Shore, Chicago’s wealthy and diverse suburbs, which, of course, are on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. I’m working on four series. The second book of the Cal Hodges series will be published before Christmas. Two characters, Detective Berringer and his wife, reporteress, Becky, have proven so popular, I’m now writing a mystery for them to solve. That one will be published early next year.
You are very prolific.
I need to write a lot because my characters are running around in my brain, demanding to be released.
Are the series mutually exclusive? That is, do any of your characters cross over into other series?
They cross over a lot, but the reader can start anywhere and then go back to catch up, if he or she likes a particular character. I try to list the characters in the book blurb if they were introduced in another book.
Why the North Shore?
I went to Northwestern University in Evanston and, when I dream, I’m in Evanston.
Most of your books are set specifically in a suburb you call Brunswik.
Yes, but it’s not really Evanston. It’s more of an amalgamation of several suburbs along the lake.
What’s your background?
I was a newpaper reporter, then became a lawyer
Are you really a fairly normal, dull person?
I’d say that other than being nutzo, I’m just like my readers, unless they are nutzo too.
Published 2014-12-01.
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