I posted a never-before-seen (except for those who've read the novel) excerpt from Empty Rooms at the terrific online magazine Medium.com. Find it here.
The excerpt offers a couple of chapters from around the middle of the book--chapters that advance the story but also focus a great deal on the characters of Richie Krebbs and Frank Robey, including Richie's obsession with crime and criminals and Frank's love of comic books. I worked in some photographs from a research trip to Detroit. Medium.com's formatting is very cool, very readable. Even if you've read the book, you should check it out. If you haven't, you should definitely give it a read, then order a copy (there are links at the bottom of the excerpt page). And while you're there, please hit the "recommend" button on the page to help other folks find it. It doesn't cost a thing to read, and there aren't even any ads.
Here's one of the photos--when you see it there, you're in the right place.