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SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THE MAXWELL VENDETTA AND THE SECOND VENDETTA DESCRIBE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY.

WITH THE E-BOOK AT JUST $2.99, AND  THE PAPERBACK AT $10.99 (2ND VENDETTA ONLY) THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN LITERARY HISTORY. JUST CLICK ON A COVER IMAGE TO BUY IMMEDIATELY.

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THE MAXWELL VENDETTA

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THE SECOND VENDETTA

 

comprise two volumes of a trilogy of historical thrillers set in 19th and early twentieth century San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada. The third, entitled BONITA is nearing completion and will appear in due time. For a peek inside the covers of all three, click right here:  COMING ATTRACTIONS

TENERIFE AIN’T IMPANEMA

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Now here’s juicy piece of post-modernism for all the MFA folks out there. Opening sentence; “None of what you’re about to read is true.” It has its own page. So The Girl from Tenerife is a book about writing a book, … Continue reading

APPOINTMENT WITH JOHN O’HARA

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For some unfathomable reason there seems to be a movement to make John O’Hara into some kind of a neglected literary gem instead of the author of a series of pop lit pot boilers. Personally, I have nothing against pop … Continue reading

INDEPENDENCE: TANGLED ROOTS & PROSE

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In his brand new Independence:The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution, Thomas Slaughter clearly demonstrates the truth of his title. In his hindsightful look, this little experiment with a distant colony of its own people was doomed always for England. … Continue reading

HOW MANY LASHES FOR YOU?

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Forty Lashes Less One is another Elmore oater. I said I was off these for a while, but when a buddy drops this on the front porch–well, why put the friendship in danger? I’ve read a number of novels set in … Continue reading

CHARLES WILLIAMS TRIO

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I’m surprised Charles Williams  isn’t better known. Seems to me he’s right up there with Chandler and Hammett—well, almost—and from the same era. His career encompassed the same 1940’s and 1950’s era, and his command of language and character is as … Continue reading

A DANCER IN THE DUST

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“Charity is not love.” That remark by native Lubandan and the only white native of the country Martine Aubert could define the entire narrative spine of Thomas H. Cook’s Dancer In The Dust. Ray Campbell came to Lubanda as a young … Continue reading

A STAR FOR THIS TALE OF WWI MOTHERS

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You’d think a story about a group of mothers traveling to France to visit the graves of their war-killed sons would be a maudlin tear-jerker. At least I thought so, but boy was I wrong. April Smith’s A Star For Mrs. … Continue reading

LONG WAY HOME IS A FINE JOURNEY

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When last I saw Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, he had retired to a small village near Montreal, ready to enjoy the peace and quiet he deserved after a long career chasing, catching, and jailing the worst of humanity. … Continue reading

TENERIFE AIN’T IMPANEMA

18336788

Now here’s juicy piece of post-modernism for all the MFA folks out there. Opening sentence; “None of what you’re about to read is true.” It has its own page. So The Girl from Tenerife is a book about writing a book, … Continue reading