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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.


Average rating: 3.60 · 299 ratings · 56 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Too Close to Miss (Mara Cun...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Too Late to Run (Mara Cunni...
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Two posts on the economics of writing crossed my desk yesterday.


First, this post by Hugo-award winning sci-fi novelist Kameron Hurley: What I Get Paid for My Novels, or Why I’m Not Quitting My Day Job:


You can see the advances there looking pretty grim after the 2008 publishing crash. Prior to the crash, there were a lot more people getting $20k advances and saying, “Hey, yeah, that’s OK,” inst...

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