August 20th, 2020

I’m starting the next novel and it’s a mix of excitement and trying not to feel overwhelmed. The goal is a little progress everyday and if I miss a day, that’s okay, too. Just aim to get the butt back in the chair the next day.

In the meantime, here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:



  • If you enjoyed Branagh’s Poirot on a train a few years ago get ready for more Poirot… now on a boat. Didn’t know Christie wrote steamy romance. Ok, I actually thought MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS was pretty decent but the sex-ed up trailer here is a little much.



Two quotes from PD James this week:

  • “It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.”
    P.D. James, A Taste for Death
  • “Man is diminished if he lives without knowledge of his past; without hope of a future he becomes a beast.”
    P.D. James, The Children of Men



  • Who is your favorite English crime writer? So many to choose from. Golden age, I’d likely go with Christie. Modern….McDermid, Hill, or Rankin.

Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series


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