Exclusive Interview: You Can Go Home Now Author Michael Elias


If history is accurate, then it was Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754–1838), the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of France, who first said that revenge is a dish best served cold. Regardless of who first uttered that sentiment, though, there’s no denying that revenge is also a dish that works really well in crime novels. Consider Michael Elias’ You Can Go Home Now (hardcover, Kindle), in which the dish is served by an angry daughter. In the following email interview, Elias discusses what inspired and influenced this sordid tale, as well as why, despite being so sordid, he doesn’t feel it’s noir.