April 14th, 2022

Theodore Roosevelt famously said, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” So often it seems that we want to work easily at work worth doing.

After the book launch and some downtime to re-charge, I’m starting to gear up to write the next book. Why write another? Because it’s challenging and you rarely have regrets in life when taking on and completing challenging work.

Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:


Quotes from Chester Himes this week:

  • “Don’t ever lean your whole weight on happiness, Jimmy. You fall too hard too hard when it gives away.”
  • “It was the code of Harlem for one brother to help another lie to white cops.”


  • Have you ever read any of Himes’s Coffin Ed Johnson and Gravedigger Jones novels? What did you think?

Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series

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