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A fan letter

Title: Dear Mr. Gemcity
Author: wiccagirl24 (as ducky_md)
Disclaimer: Don't own the fictional world of NCIS or the even more fictional world of Deep Six.
A/N: There was a prompt a while ago at theatrical_muse to write a fan letter. Ducky couldn't write to anyone else. Thaks to no_1_pimmy_fan for opening this comm and allowing me to post this here.


Thom E. Gemcity
c/o: Lyndi Crawshaw

Dear Mr. Gemcity-

It's not often that I get the opportunity to write to an author whose work I so enjoy. Most of the books I read are written by those long departed from this mortal coil. This is, indeed, a pleasure.

The cover of your book caught my interest a few weeks ago when I was browsing among the employee recommendations. When I read what the story was about I couldn't resist buying it- I have a bit of an interest in crime scene investigation, particularly as it relates to the Navy. When I settled into my chair that same evening I only intended to read a chapter or two. It was almost three o'clock when I finished the book.

You tell a very engrossing tale, Mr. Gemcity. The plot was complex and it wasn't until almost the very end when I guessed who the killer was. I was wrong. You also have a good grasp on the ins and outs of investigation. You must have done quite a bit of research.

More than the story what held my interest were the characters. They were wonderfully three dimensional. I feel like I could meet them on the street and know them. LJ Tibbs, of course, was a wonderfully complex character. It was intriguing the way you chose to make him your central character, but did not feel the need to soften the edges that might have made some people feel uncomfortable. Very brave of you, and yet it works. One feels empathetic for the man, despite the fact that his methods are sometimes questionable. I particularly like the way you showed his softer side when it came to his interactions with Amy Sutton, the lab tech.

The banter between Tommy and Lisa was entertaining, though I hope you don't plan to take their flirting to a more serious level in the next book. They are good sparring partners but would make horrible lovers.

The one part that disturbed me in the book was the insinuations you made about the character of Pimmy Jalmer and his inappropriate relations with the corpses in autopsy. Really, my boy, did you need to include that line?

All in all, though, I am looking forward to the further adventures of Tibbs and his team.


D. Mallard

PS- Perhaps in the next novel Peter Finch, the ME, can have a date with a woman who does not try to kill him?


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Jun. 7th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
OMG Classic!! That last PS line was the kicker!! Lol.


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