I've made a lot of new friends on the Internet, among them Paul Bishop. Ex LAPD detective, multi-published author and script writer, Paul keeps a very interesting blog. Very kindly he asked me if I'd answer a few questions for him and you can see the result of that exchange at his website here.
While you're there, I strongly recommend taking a look at his other articles which are, in his own words, an eclectic mix of pulps, film noir, sixties spy shows, and other topics - plus the required book news, articles, and promotion. Make sure you have tea and biscuits to hand though because you might be there awhile.