How I Found Pegasus

When I started to write my third novel, Finding Pegasus, I was looking for some specific plot points — I wanted a strong woman as at least one of the protagonists, and I wanted her to be a techie, and involved in the plot I had already partially designed, at least mentally. That plot was:… Continue reading How I Found Pegasus

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Review: The Good Cop, by Peter Steiner. The chaos of Weimar

Peter Steiner’s The Good Cop is a pitch-perfect aria in the chaotic opera that was Weimar. It illustrates the corruption of the politicians and police, the violence of the extremist freikorps ruffians, and the general fear and loathing that led to Hitler. In recent years, Steiner has burnished his reputation as author of the Louis… Continue reading Review: The Good Cop, by Peter Steiner. The chaos of Weimar

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Review: SUDDEN COURAGE. The youth of France take on the Nazi occupiers during World War II.

Young Maquisards

Highly recommended for Francophiles and WWII history buffs  5/5 Anyone who has followed the tragedy of the German occupation has heard of the young bicycle couriers who fearlessly bluffed their way past checkpoints while carrying secret messages for the Resistance. The girls, especially, brought flirtation and coquetry to bear on the Occupation soldiers who… Continue reading Review: SUDDEN COURAGE. The youth of France take on the Nazi occupiers during World War II.

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Review: Four-Finger Singer and his Late Wife, Kate

Five stars – beautifully written, imaginative, a delight to read This book will appeal to three kinds of readers: those who admire good writing, those who love baseball and want to see more of it from the inside, and fans of Neil Gaiman. Arthur Hittner’s two novels, as well as his multiple non-fiction books, encompass… Continue reading Review: Four-Finger Singer and his Late Wife, Kate

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Book Review: The Gardener of Eden, by David Downie

Anyone who has lived in a small town may have seen Carverville, Downie’s fictional Cannery Row, which is now an economic desert whose salmon fishery and lumber industries were sacrificed to clearcutting and environmental plunder.

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30-SECOND BOOK REVIEWS

Updated Nov. 20, 2018, with these new books: ON TYRANNY: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder (non-fiction) FLY BY NIGHT (Jammer Davis Thriller Book 2), by Ward Larsen (thriller) THE FIFTH RISK, by Michael Lewis (non-fiction) If you’d like to suggest a book for review, use the “Contact Me” link in the… Continue reading 30-SECOND BOOK REVIEWS

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