May 20th, 2021

I’ve found myself quitting more books recently or getting frustrated. I’ve been re-reading more and more books. And you know what? That’s okay. I’ve been reading thrillers because I want to improve my own writing and storytelling and I think quitting books that aren’t helping me with that is a better recipe for success. Read a lot. Quit a lot. Read the best ones twice.

Okay, let’s get to it.

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



Two from Tana French this week:

  • “I am not good at noticing when I’m happy, except in retrospect.”
  • “What I am telling you, before you begin my story, is this — two things: I crave truth. And I lie.”


  • Do you have a favorite thriller or mystery adaptation that made you actually love the book or series more? No Country for Old Men comes to mind for me.

Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series

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