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John Perich

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While working in a variety of Boston-area tech startups, John Perich has still found time to write and publish several gritty crime thrillers, particularly the Mara Cunningham series (Too Close To Miss in 2011; Too Hard to Handle in 2012).

A Baltimore native but a Massachusetts resident, John teaches and practices jiu-jitsu, turns a winking eye to pop culture on Overthinking It, samples whiskey indiscriminately but responsibly, and rocks a mean karaoke mic.


Success comes, when it comes at all, from self-motivation. We can reason this from our armchairs: if you take all your cues from the people around you, you’ll never go anywhere they don’t go. If you want to achieve something that most people don’t, you need to listen to your own drives – or, at the very least, the drives of a smaller, weirder set of peers. Fortunately, the Internet’s made it ea...

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Average rating: 3.57 · 229 ratings · 47 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Too Close to Miss
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Too Hard to Handle (Mara Cu...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2012
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Getting Things Done by David Allen
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A useful book on productivity. There are fewer "do this!" tips and more general principles that occasionally manifest as tips. So I got impatient in the first three chapters, waiting for the author to stop talking abstractly and to give me a concrete...more
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Engraved on the Eye by Saladin Ahmed
Engraved on the Eye
by Saladin Ahmed (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Solid, entertaining yarns.
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Winner Take All by Barry Eisler
Winner Take All (John Rain, #3)
by Barry Eisler (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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A fun little action thriller. Contains Eisler's usual tangents on mixed martial arts, liquors of the world, and U.S. influence in geopolitics. If you find those fun, you'll enjoy this; if not, not.
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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Beautiful Ruins
by Jess Walter
read in March, 2014
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One of the most perfectly constructed novels I've read in a while. A delightfully immersive story that swings effortlessly in voice and tone between different characters and eras. Thematically resonant without being heavy. Funny and poignant, too.
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ConCom by Rory Miller
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I was privileged enough to see Miller present this as a course in 2013. When I saw that it had become available in book form, I bought it immediately.

Like the tactician he is, Miller breaks down communication in a goal-oriented approach: how can you...more
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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It's a universally revered classic; whaddaya want me to say?
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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
read in February, 2014
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A bit muddly in its introspection, but a remarkable story regardless, all the moreso for its brevity. It's hard to find an engaging first-person novel about someone who doesn't really know themselves, or the effect they have on others, but Barnes car...more
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Never Go Back by Lee Child
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
by Lee Child (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2014
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One of the most entertaining Reacher novels in years. It shows some rare strengths from Child: making the crisis that Reacher faces personal, using Reacher's advantages - his predilections for violence and wandering - against him. Still full of the u...more
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Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Eye of the Needle
by Ken Follett (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2014
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Not exactly full of original characterization or deathless prose, but tightly plotted and thrilling. Full of danger, suspense, and sexy parts, as any good thriller should be.
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