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Doug M. Cummings

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Doug M. Cummings has been a deputy sheriff, a security consultant and, for twenty-five years, a radio and television reporter covering crime and courts. He's now a full-time novelist,
His first protagonist (in Deader by the Lake and Every Secret Crime) was a tough TV reporter named Reno McCarthy. His latest series follows a hard-nosed ex-federal agent-turned-suburban-deputy police chief named Harry Cork. Easy Evil is available now in paperback and e-format on Amazon, Barnes and and other popular online book sites.
Doug lives in suburban Chicago.

Average rating: 4.24 · 45 ratings · 11 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Deader by the Lake: A Reno ...

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Easy Evil (Harry Cork #1)

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Every Secret Crime

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To M's Former Friends,

The fact I'm writing this should tell you something. What you've done to M has had its first unintended consequence. It's been noticed by an adult you have never met.

What's that mean to you? Hard to tell. If I've heard about it, I'm sure others at your school know. Your other friends, for example. And their friends. Random parents. Your teachers. Other teachers and staff.... Read more of this blog post »
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EASY EVIL (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Switching jobs from federal agent to suburban deputy police chief should mean rubber chicken lunches and golf every Friday. But, when a judge and her daughter are gunned down, Harry Cork must hunt their killer...and his investigation leads from the quiet 'burbs to the murderous heart of a multimillion dollar conspiracy. The debut of an action-stoked new police series from the bestselling author of Deader by the Lake and Every Secret Crime.
Every Secret Crime --Prologue (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: This is the sequence that opens the book.

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Who likes to take tests? I can’t imagine many people do. But it’s certainly no test to read this latest entry in the Kyle Shannon series by Linda Mickey.
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Doggone it, I really liked Alpha, the first in the Jad Bell series. Bravo is good but not as good as its predecessor.
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Winston S. Churchill
“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”
Winston S. Churchill

George Bernard Shaw
“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah

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message 2: by Jill

Jill Great to meet you here on Goodreads, Doug, and thank you for your friendship.

message 1: by Gail (last edited Jun 19, 2013 04:26AM)

Gail Levy Deader by the Lake looks just my kind of thing - thanks for inviting me to be your friend on Goodreads!

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