The first time I met Scott Phillips was at a screening for The Ice Harvest in 2005. The film's director Harold Ramis had ties to St. Louis and Phillips (upon whose book the film was based) was a recent transplant from Los Angeles. I was a bookseller at the time and really early into recognizing my hunger for and interest in crime as a film and literary subject. I'd noticed the movie cover on the reissued paperback of Scott's book and was interested in the film for Ramis and also its stars John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton, but when I read that Richard Russo and Robert Benton had written the screenplay I was fascinated.
After seeing the film I thought I too might enjoy the books of Scott Phillips. Maybe they were for me.
I had no idea.
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