March 10th, 2022

Crooked Prayers comes out next week (Wednesday March 16th!) and I’m neck deep in publishing prep. This means I am not writing, at least as much as I’d like to normally. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. After spending a solid year on Crooked Prayers, I needed a break.

Here is a good quote from poet May Sarton on the importance of rest:

I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged, damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of a room.”

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


Quotes from Alfred Hitchcock this week:

  • “Never Climb A Fence If You Can Sit On It.”
  • “Intelligence. Nothing Has Caused The Human Race So Much Trouble As Intelligence.”


  • Are you a Hitchcock fan? What is your least favorite Hitchcock film?

Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series

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