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His books aren't even available on US kindle! 


Travis - Yeah, he’s missing out on a lot fans. He told me ‘soon’ awhile back - not sure what’s holding it up.
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Travis - Yeah, he’s missing out on a lot fans. He told me ‘soon’ awhile back - not sure what’s holding it up.


Lawyers, its always lawyers. Seriously though his success in the UK may make it more difficult to negotiate for a US release because he has more leverage than before.  Before being zero leverage ;) I hope he gets a good deal, I can wait, I have a long list of what I want to read. I noticed it is available through audible, would it make a good audiobook?
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Lawyers, its always lawyers. Seriously though his success in the UK may make it more difficult to negotiate for a US release because he has more leverage than before.  Before being zero leverage ;) I hope he gets a good deal, I can wait, I have a long list of what I want to read. I noticed it is available through audible, would it make a good audiobook?


Travis - I think the narrator was great for The Puppet Show so that is my way to go as long as it remains John Banks!
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Finished The Bean Trees (Greer Family #1), Barbara Kingsolver 1988.

Started Pigs in Heaven (Greer Family #2), Barbara Kingsolver 1993.
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Working my way through Toni Hillerman's Leaphorn & Chee series.

Reading Skinwalkers (Leaphorn & Chee #7), Tony Hillerman 1986. A great series!
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Reading The Fallen Man (Leaphorn & Chee #12), Tony Hillerman 1996.
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Reading The Fallen Man (Leaphorn & Chee #12), Tony Hillerman 1996.


I liked those, I'm rereading a book from the last millennium, The Long Lavender Look by John D MacDonald starring my hero Travis McGee. This one is off to a great start as Travis and Meyer are in a small county jail after a misadventure with his Rolls Royce pickup truck (named Miss Agnes) a partially clad damsel in distress and some local miscreants. 

In my queue next is One Last Lie, the latest in the Mike Bowditch series.
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Finished The Andromeda Strain (Andromeda #1), Michael Crichton 1969.

Reading The Incredible Journey, Sheila Burnford 1960.
 
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Finished a couple of audiobooks recently:

EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS by Peter Swanson was good but my least favorite from him so far. A book about books was a good premise but it turned predictable for me. I like his Boston settings and look forward to his next one.

CATCH AND KILL by Ronan Farrow was just ok because it was too much like a documentary for me. Hearing the author narrate was pretty good and I learned more of the details as they transpired. Glad I did it though!

Reading a few books, nothing standing out yet. The next Alex North book is released this week, THE SHADOWS. Very excited and expect it to be my prime read soon!
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Currently reading Fair Warning. Could be one of the best MC book in awhile and they have all been good.
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was lucky enough for Paul Frye at SST Publications to send me a paper back ARC of Big Lizard by Joe R Lansdale.    have not had that much fun reading in a couple years, i freakin loved it.
typical weird stuff from Lansdale,  this is only going to be available in limited edition from SST Publications, there will be 1500 signed and numbered copies made.  Subterranean Press will also have an allotment of them from SST to distribute here in the US,   not sure if they will be available any where else yet or not.    

but if you like Lansdale you better grab you a copy of this one.   



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Just finished Skeleton Man (Leaphorn & Chee #17), Tony Hillerman 2004.

Reading The Shape Shifter (Leaphorn & Chee #18), Tony Hillerman 2006.

^ Number 18 was the last by Tony Hillerman. His daughter Anne picks up at #19 through 23.  Outstanding series!


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Finished reading Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby which is released today. It was a good steady read about bad people for those who like that type of book. It has family ties, a feel of desperation, and choices that are bound to lead to trouble. I am interested to see how much it is talked about on some of my Facebook reading groups....I might be the first one!
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Finished reading Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby which is released today. It was a good steady read about bad people for those who like that type of book. It has family ties, a feel of desperation, and choices that are bound to lead to trouble. I am interested to see how much it is talked about on some of my Facebook reading groups....I might be the first one!


I saw your review, looks like i might enjoy it so will try it next. 🌝
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If you want to read a really excellent mystery, Gone The Next by Ben Rehder, is currently Free on Amazon!
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Thanks Jeff, that book is #1 of the series and sets up my favorite Rehder book, Get Busy Dying, which is a really great read!
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Well, we are over half way through a crazy year and I took a look of my Golden Post Award candidates so far. What are your favorites?

 2020 Golden Post Award  
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1Long Bright RiverMoore, Liz5 stars!
2Echo MountainWolk, Lauren5 stars!
3The Glass HotelSt John Mandel, Emilyalmost great
4The Good KillerDolan, Harryalmost great
5Fair WarningConnelly, Michaelalmost great
6One Last LieDoiron, Paulalmost great
7Hard Cash ValleyPanowich, Brianalmost great
8The Boy From the WoodsCoben, Harlandisappointing
9The SplitBolton, Sharondisappointing
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Thanks Jeff, that book is #1 of the series and sets up my favorite Rehder book, Get Busy Dying, which is a really great read!


I have read them all. Love how he mixes humor with mystery. In the Blanco County series, I am glad to see that Red and Billy Don have gotten more prominent roles

As for Golden Globe candidates, this could change, but after reading 83 books this year, Fair Warning sticks out as my lone favorite. 
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As for Golden Globe candidates, this could change, but after reading 83 books this year, Fair Warning sticks out as my lone favorite. 


Interesting, I tend to prefer books where I don't get the POV of the bad guy so that may have affected Fair Warning for me. It did get me to start rereading The Poet, what a great book, I'm loving it!
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Thanks Jeff, that book is #1 of the series and sets up my favorite Rehder book, Get Busy Dying, which is a really great read!


I forgot to mention, Rehder has been giving away audio links for all of his books. His request is that you redeem them right away so he can give out more. I don't know if he currently has any available, but you can check his FB page. You get all 22 books at once.
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I forgot to mention, Rehder has been giving away audio links for all of his books. His request is that you redeem them right away so he can give out more. I don't know if he currently has any available, but you can check his FB page. You get all 22 books at once.


Thanks Jeff,
This is timely, I recently checked my library for audio versions of book 3 and some of the Blanco County books I haven't read yet. BTW. I drove through Blanco County during a trip, very beautiful but did not meet any characters as colorful as those from the books. ;)
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finished up Arm of the Sphinx , the second Tower of Babel book by Josiah Bancroft.   what a great story this is becoming,  i have the third one with the fourth in the series coming late this year.     i am not a big sci-fi guy at all, but im really enjoying this one.   



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Resuscitating this thread with current nonfiction reads: Bruce Catton’s #ThisHallowedGround published/birthed the same year as I, 1955, and Fred Schruers’ #BillyJoel: the definitive biography (2014). And these are following my finish of #DrJudyMikovits’ & #KentHeckenlivelyJD’s astounding and #ConspiracyRealistTruther confirming #PlagueOfCorruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science, Forward by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (2020).
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