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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

IN MEMORIAM–JANET LYNN GRAY

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Listen: there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go –e. e. cummings–  Janet Lynn Gray died on —   Cancer claimed her body, but her indomitable spirit lives on. She was born Janet Lynn Brush in 1943 … Continue reading

CUSTER–LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG

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Son of the Morning Star is Evan S. Connell’s look at the life of George Armstrong Custer. We all know about the battle, but what about the man? To listen to Connell, if it weren’t for the time, place, and … Continue reading

HUMAN CROQUET–MORE GAMES WITH KATE

Human Croquet is as good as Life After Life, which is right up there with my top fifty of all time. Kate Atkinson once again plays wondrous games with time and place, moving from era to century to event as she explores multiple … Continue reading

THE STRANGER–NOT CAMUS BY ANY MEANS

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Harlan Coben writes potboilers, and he’s quite successful at it. Nothing against that. I read them from time to time, just as I read The Stranger for a quick and shallow amusement. It’s got a plot premise that doesn’t take too much … Continue reading

WITH JOHN McPHEE BACK IN THE DAY

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I’ve admired John McPhee’s writing for a long time and hadn’t read anything for quite a while, so I picked up Table of Contents at a charity book sale and went at it. What a good choice. Master of the aphoristic … Continue reading

AHOY, MATEY, ICY COLD HEREABOUTS

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William Clark Russell is pretty much an unknown writer nowadays, but he did have a rather hearty career in the late nineteenth/early 20th century  with stories of the high seas derived from his time in the merchant marine. The Frozen Pirate has … Continue reading