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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

UP FOURTH OF JULY CREEK W/O A CLUE

Smith Henderson’s Fourth of July Creek is set in Montana in the area where my mother was born and raised before she migrated to California. Enough to pull me in right there. It’s gorgeous and mountainous and still relatively isolated even though … Continue reading

SECRET CLUBS IN MOSCOW AND D.C.

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This is my first venture into the international thriller world of Joseph Finder with The Moscow Club, a bit outdated per recent Russian events, but still worth a look. Charlie Stone is not in the greatest place in his life. His wife’s walked … Continue reading

BIG SECRETS FROM TANA

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I love actors–Streep is a great example–who transform themselves for each role instead of simply reciting new lines for the same character at every appearance. The Secret Place, Tana French’s latest, shows she has just such versatility as a writer. Broken Harbor, … Continue reading

TANA FRENCH AT BROKEN HARBOR

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My first encounter with Tana French was some time ago when we were looking for novels that would introduce us to Dublin prior to our traveling there. Her The Likeness, despite its high quality, offered little of Dublin atmosphere. Certainly no Joycean … Continue reading

SLAVE GIRL SPEAKS

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Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl is perhaps the most heart-rending memoir you’ll ever read. Writing as “Linda Brent” to conceal her identity and that of the people–slave and free, white and black–who assisted and tormented her … Continue reading