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Joel Goldman

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Joel Goldman is the Edgar and Shamus nominated author of the Lou Mason legal thriller series. His current series features former FBI Special Agent Jack Davis whose investigative work is complicated by a movement disorder that makes him shake when he should shoot. Joel lives with his wife and two dogs in Leawood, KS, a suburb of Kansas City, MO.

* Lou Mason Mystery
* Jack Davis Mystery
* Alex Stone Mystery

Whether you’re a fan of crime fiction or you’re mystery writer yourself, you’ll definitely want to plan a visit to the Crime Museum during your next visit to Washington, DC, Founded in 2008 by attorney John Morgan and his friend, John Walsh, known for hosting America’s Most Wanted, the museum provides guests with the opportunity to explore the history of crime and punishment, offers great resou...

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Average rating: 3.80 · 3,146 ratings · 287 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
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Deadlocked (Lou Mason Myste...
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Charlotte Liebel Joel...Thank you for your friendship. Best to you in 2013.

~Charlotte M. Liebel
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message 11: by Jill

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

message 10: by Joel

Joel Goldman Monique's Musings wrote: "Thanks for the invite Joel:)"

You're welcome Monique, it's great to connect here.
Be well. :)

message 8: by Paul

Paul Coleman Cool.

Stuart Land Hi Joel. Thanks for being the pal of another writer. Looks like I'm going to have a lot of reading to catch up on. I see you have a fan button. What the difference between a friend, fan, and following?

message 6: by Aimee

Aimee Laine Thanks for the friend request! :) Nice to meet you!

William O'Brien Thank U for your friendship!

message 4: by Beth

Beth Hi Joel,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery/thriller author on Goodreads!

Pamela Hey Joel...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

message 2: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Joel!!!

message 1: by Kathy

Kathy Kulig Hi Joel, thanks for connecting with me on Goodreads. Happy Reading.

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