My recently completed manuscript, A Matter of Life and Seth, is my most Tacoma-centric book to date. It's a young adult novel, but written in noir style. In the same way that noir master Raymond Chandler made 1930s Los Angeles into an almost-living character in his books, I wanted to get painterly in my chosen setting of Tacoma.
The following landmarks are featured in the story:
Stadium High School
The grain silos
The brewery district
The Wedge neighborhood
Trinity Presbyterian Church
The North End
There are also a number of other businesses that were used for inspiration, but whose names will be forever protected.
Give a little love to Kings Books.