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John Pesta

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I was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but I have lived in southern Indiana most of my life. For many years I was editor and publisher of The Brownstown Banner, a semiweekly paper in the south-central part of the state. During that time I wrote all sorts of things for the paper, from obituaries to editorials, from town-meeting news to high-school sports, from features about readers’ favorite recipes to captions for photos of giant pumpkins.

I received degrees in English from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia, and I spent a year at the University of London on a Fulbright fellowship. My short stories have appeared in various literary magazines, among them Sou’wester, The Florida Review, Four Quarters, and P...more


Set in the low hills of southern Indiana, "Safely Buried" is a riveting mystery featuring newspaper reporter Phil Larrison, whose well-intended act of kindness soon lands him in a tangled web of murder and corruption. Author John Pesta gracefully balances strong character and plot development with an action-packed storyline. Though a first-time author, Pesta's background in journalism is readil... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.32 · 72 ratings · 17 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Safely Buried
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Werley Boys
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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" I had not heard of this author, but bought the book because it sounded intriguing. I am so glad I did - it turned out to be a delightful surprise. The storyline begins with newspaper editor Phil Larrison picking up a hapless woman who is hurrying... " Read more of this review »
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"The dead were brought from all over to be cremated in Benares." This sentence from the first page of Terin Miller's book sets the grim scene and desolate mood of the novel. John Colson, the narrator, is an American reporter filing stories from India...more
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This unusual romance focuses on a one-year period from July 1964 to July 1965, with occasional flashbacks to earlier years. Rebecca, a college student, spends a summer vacation in Europe, where she meets Kahlil, who is studying to become a Jesuit pri...more
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"Thanks for your review. I got a kick out of your remark about Bob Hope playing the lead character. "
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" I'm not sure where I got this book: if it was a freebie or if I actually paid cash money for it. If i paid for it, it was well worth the money.

A plot synopsis would read like a screwball comedy, or one of those 40's mysteries that are almost spoof... " Read more of this review »
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“wouldn’t have called him Don. His mistress? Let’s hope not.”
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