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Opinions and interviews

A Conversation with Quentin Canterel

( by JD Jung) As everyone knows, I read…a lot.  Also, most of you can tell from my selections that I enjoy the dark and bizarre. So when I find an author who writes  truly unique stories while still engaging my … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Author Cari Lynn

I was so intrigued with Cari Lynn’s latest novel, Madam, that I spent hours researching the infamous  New Orleans Madam, Josie Arlington. Afterwards I just had to ask Cari about her story and what motivated her to seek out this fascinating piece of American … Continue reading

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Kudos to Julie L. Kessler

Julie L. Kessler,the author of Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight, has been nominated to participate in the 2013-14 contest “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading”. Underrated Reads reviewed Fifty-Fifty several months ago just prior to the book winning an … Continue reading

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Phillip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther Novels – Glenda Anderson

(Submitted by  Glenda  W. Anderson) Check his page! If you have not as yet read any novels in the Bernie Gunther series, then, lucky you! Many hours of pleasurable fiction await as British author Phillip Kerr sweeps you back in … Continue reading

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Where’s the fiction?

Attention, readers. I must apologize for not posting more fiction. It’s not that I haven’t been reading; it’s just that, well, I haven’t found much worth posting. I’m not saying  that what I’ve read isn’t good; after all, it’s very … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Denise Hamilton

Crime novelist Denise Hamilton’s latest novel, Damage Control, is an  exciting thriller featuring Maggie Silver, a “crisis manager” in a prominent PR firm. I spoke with Denise about the book, inspiration and her career. JDJ – With a background in journalism, what prompted … Continue reading

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Now you’re rating books?

After finishing the extraordinary thriller, Mygale, by the late Thierry Jonquet, I realized that I needed a way to distinguish the exceptional “must read immediately” from the “very good, definitely worth your time” books. This lead me to the three … Continue reading

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City Lights

I found it quite disturbing that what I enjoyed about this town was now gone. I havent been here in a couple of years, but during the last few times I visited I had established a comfortable routine. Run in … Continue reading

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