March 4th, 2021

The fifth Max Strong, BURN THE NIGHT, is on its way to publication (March 16th!) and I have a long to-do list that I am trying not to let overwhelm me. Rome wasn’t built in a day but they were laying bricks each hour.

Brick by brick will get me there. Just like word by word can build a book.


Ok, let’s get to it.

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



  • Found this list on Good Housekeeping (of all places) to be really good. The 25 best true crime books of all-time. Hard to argue with #1. #5 and 7 also great. I liked that they went beyond murder and serial killers, too.
  • Good news for Bosch fans, at least TV fans. Looks like S7 would be quite the end. It’s moving over, in some form, to IMDB TV (also owned by Amzn) with Welliver and Mimi Rogers set to star. With Rogers role, maybe original stories not one or two books mashed up as the spine of a season?



Two from Louse Penny’s Inspector Gamache:

  • “The four sayings that lead to wisdom: I was wrong, I’m sorry, I don’t know, I need help”
  • “But you want murderous feelings? Hang around librarians. All that silence. Gives them ideas.”




  • Do you have a favorite Inspector Gamache books in the long-running series?


Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series


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