June 24th, 2021

It’s officially summer, as my kids are fond of telling me, I hope you have a beach bag packed and a book (or two, or three) ready to go. No books packed? I’ve got some ideas then. Keep reading.

Let’s get right to it this week.

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



Two quotes from Laura Lippman this week:

  • “Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience.”

  • “I like books steeped in the quotidian – details about work and place. You can learn how to run a chicken-and-waffle restaurant by reading ‘Mildred Pierce.’ And I like fiction about money.”


  • I think Lippman’s crime fiction is underrated. Her career seemed poised to take off in the early 2000s but didn’t quite catch. Who is your favorite under the radar crime writer?

Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series

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