Carl Addison Swanson’s name pops up often on “06880.” He’s a frequent commenter, and occasional guest author.
His name also appears on books. His latest novel — Sorry Don’t Pay the Bulldog — has just been released, to very good reviews.
The book is the 12th in Swanson’s Hush McCormick series. The novels feature a boat bum who helps people disappear. Swanson — a graduate of Staples, and Rice University’s creative writing program — was inspired by Alex Kelly, the Darien teenagers who fled to Europe after being convicted of date rape.
“I’ve always been fascinated by people who just disappear into thin air,” Swanson says.
“Would you put your home up as bond to keep your kid out of jail?” he asks. Kelly’s parents allegedly supported him financially during his 7-year escape.