October 15th, 2020

Dutch researchers in 2017 conducted a study on how news shows with a political perspective affects well-being. They found that well-being falls 6.1% for every additional news program watched a week. The explanation was found to be largely the dominance of negative stories and the powerlessness viewers might feel in the face of all that bad news.

Good citizens are informed and should pay attention but we don’t need to wallow in it. Better to set some boundaries and maybe spend more time outside or reading books.


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





Two quotes from King’s PI Bill Hodges this week:

  • Nothing wrong with a little vengeance. Ain’t just loves that makes the world go round.”
  • I know you’re in there because hate hangs on and hate is all you had. Could bring you back someday. Sure as taxes and Christmas, though, I’ll be waiting, and I’ll finish it.”



  • What’s your favorite Stephen King book in the last five years? I enjoyed most of them but might pick the last Bill Hodges, END OF WATCH.


Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series