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We Have Lost the President, by Paul Mathews

If you don’t enjoy British humor, just click over to some other post now. Still with me? Goooood. We Have Lost the President is one of those books I would’ve bought for the title alone, just because it makes me … Continue reading

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A “Cutting-Edge” Mystery

Last week, Brent pulled this broken juice glass from the cabinet. Neither of us remembered putting a broken glass into the cabinet, which gave rise to questions like, How did it break? When did it break? I recalled, early in … Continue reading

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The Myth of Scheduled Office Hours at Home

Last Monday I told Brent, “I’ve got my Aquatics class at the gym tomorrow morning. Then I’m going to spend the rest of the day writing.” “Okay, but also call the dentist about that swelling,” he advised. I rubbed my … Continue reading

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The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens

You’d never know it was a nonstop suspense thriller, just from the first sentence on the back cover: “College student Joe Talbert is on deadline to complete a writing assignment for an English class…” Waaaaait a minute… eight years ago … Continue reading

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The 7th Canon, by Robert Dugoni

Last week, I mentioned attending a [really beneficial] novel writing workshop by master storyteller Steven James. While I was there, I also had the privilege of hearing another instructor, NY Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Before the last session I … Continue reading

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The Rook, by Steven James

Dear Reader, In a number of earlier posts, called “Book Reviews,” I told you about books I’d read. But, as has recently come to my attention, I’m not a book critic. I never reviewed a book I didn’t like. Why … Continue reading

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“January Justice” (Book Review)

Dickson, Athol. January Justice (The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs). Author, Author, Inc., Laguna Niguel, CA, 2012. First, here’s the plot synopsis from Amazon.com: Reeling from his wife’s unsolved murder, Malcolm Cutter is just going through the motions as a chauffeur and … Continue reading

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