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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

Excitement is building for Super Bowl, and in just three days, millions of fans will tune in to see the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks take the field. This year’s hype has included plenty of scandal and drama – but it’s nothing compared to what crime fiction authors have dreamed up about the big game. From corruption and conspiracy to fixing the game to plots to blow up the whole thi...

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Published on January 29, 2015 04:00
Average rating: 3.78 · 2,536 ratings · 249 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
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"It makes me glad I no longer have to go away on corporate retreats! Mason has a lot to keep him on his toes over a couple of weeks. The ending wasn't what I expected, but it definitely leads me to want to read the next book in the series."
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Charlotte Liebel Joel...Thank you for your friendship. Best to you in 2013.

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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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