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PostPosted: 01/01/23 6:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Here's my list of My Favorite Mysteries & Thrillers of 2022.
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PostPosted: 01/01/23 9:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just finished re-reading The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert Heinlein.


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PostPosted: 01/30/23 6:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

My final two Mystery Scene magazine reviews have been posted online.

Righteous Prey by John Sandford

The Double Agent by William Christie
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PostPosted: 02/01/23 4:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I finished reading the science fiction graphic novel Sapiens Imperium.
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PostPosted: 02/05/23 6:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Still True

Debut novel by Maggie Ginsberg.



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PostPosted: 02/09/23 7:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I finished reading Rag and Bone by James R. Benn. It's the 5th book in his Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries series.
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PostPosted: 02/09/23 2:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I finished reading the Korina Moss mystery Gone For Gouda.
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PostPosted: 02/15/23 2:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I finished reading the Kenneth Johnson mystery Holmes Coming.[/i]
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PostPosted: 03/02/23 10:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I took a ride to the Sandwich Public Library tonight for the latest stop on author Hank Phillippi Ryan's book tour for her new suspense thriller THE HOUSE GUEST.

Turned out to be a very good night. I ran into fellow Jungle Red Writers commenter Joan, who I hadn't seen in a number of years.

Once I got to where the event was being held in the library, I saw Hank signing books that had been pre-ordered. She saw me and said hello and that it was nice to see me. (We hadn't seen each other in three years, and that was at a book signing for another author). She then surprised me by saying that someone from The Strand Magazine had reached out to her looking to get in contact with me. Color me shocked, to say the least.

At the start of her talk, she mentioned how it had been three years since she'd seen people including both myself and Joan. After a brief interview, the floor was opened up to questions and people were asking them with Hank providing answers and stories.

I asked a question and before she answered, she said to the crowd, "This is Jay, a well-known book reviewer and now I'm terrified." That sent a chuckle through the room.

I don't know why she gives me such great shout out and support. It is always a surprise and always appreciated. I mean, how lucky can one dumbass like me get this kind of support from authors who certainly don't have to go out of their way for me.

After the event finished, I waited until everyone else had gotten their books signed and then Hank signed not only my newly purchased copy of THE HOUSE GUEST but also the two books of hers that I had bought the last couple of years but hadn't yet gotten signed.

On National Read Across America Day, Hank Phillippi Ryan sure knows how to continue to make one hell of an impression!
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PostPosted: 07/03/23 11:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Youtube series We Are What We Read has posted its 3rd episode.

This series gathers guests from across the mystery community from authors, fans, reviewers, bloggers and more.

Episode 3 features John Copenhaver, Robyn Gigl, Sherry Harris, Grace Koshida, James L'Etoile, Delia Pitts, LynDee Walker and in a bit of shameless self-promotion...me.

You can check out the video HERE!
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PostPosted: 08/07/23 4:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The new Joanna Schaffhausen thriller DEAD AND GONE is due out tomorrow. I got the chance to read an advance copy of it and my review is now up on the Mystery Scene magazine website. You can check it out HERE
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PostPosted: 08/14/23 5:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

My review of the Martin Edwards mystery THE PUZZLE OF BLACKSTONE LODGE is now up on the Mystery Scene magazine website. You can check it out HERE!
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PostPosted: 12/07/23 3:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

My review of the Paige Shelton mystery Lost Hours can now be read via this Mystery Scene magazine link.
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PostPosted: 12/22/23 8:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

My review of the Vicki Delany holiday murder mystery Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas can be seen via this Mystery Scene Magazine link.
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PostPosted: 12/22/23 10:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

4 books I’m working on.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

This Bird Has Flown by Susanna Hoff

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride



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PostPosted: 12/31/23 5:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richard 77 wrote:
4 books I’m working on.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

This Bird Has Flown by Susanna Hoff

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride


I finished The Heaven and Earth Grocery Story last evening. I highly recommend it. Killers of the Flower Moon focuses more on the introduction of the FBI, the movie, more on the relationships between the whites and Osage tribe.



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PostPosted: 01/01/24 1:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

My Year in Books 2023!

My Favorite Mysteries & Thrillers of 2023
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PostPosted: 01/01/24 1:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I read 79 books this year (including a lot of audiobooks). A lot of really good ones. I won't rank all, but there are a few I really loved.

1. "The Sentence" by Louise Erdrich
2. "In the Dream House" by Carmen Maria Machado
3. "Broken People" by Sam Lansky
4. "No One Is Talking About This" by Patricia Lockwood
5. "Carved In Bone" by Michael Nava
6. "Eastbound" by Maylis de Kerangal
7. "Exiles" by Jane Harper


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