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Five Classic Thriller Paperbacks to Throw in Your Beach Bag

5 classic mysteries and thrillers to put in your beach bag this summer

Calling these classics might be pushing the definition a bit, but they were all written more than 15 years ago and I think they all hold up really well and would likely find bestsellers lists again if they were released today. 

If you find yourself in a used bookstore in a beach town this summer, you could do a lot worse than picking up one of these five classic thrillers to read while soaking up some sun. Continue Reading

My Favorite Reads of ’17

Favorite Reads of 2017

I’ll end 2017 with 63 books read. Pretty good and higher than the last few years.

I came up short on my goal to read 12 non-fiction books, only reading 7 as the second half the year I started really concentrating on learning more about story, genre, craft and doing more of my own writing again. To learn writing, you need to read and I read a lot in the mystery/crime/thriller genre.

In no particular order, these are the books that stuck with me (when you read as much as I do, if you can remember the plot after a few days, it’s the sign of a good book) and that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to a friend.

If you need a book to read over the holiday break or start the year right, I promise you could do much worse than any on this list. Continue Reading