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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.


Average rating: 3.58 · 268 ratings · 49 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Too Close to Miss
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Too Hard to Handle (Mara Cu...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Too Late to Run (Mara Cunni...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — expected publication 2014 — 2 editions
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There’s only one thing that infuriates me more than someone attributing to Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, or Winston Churchill something they never said*. That’s someone accurately quoting a speaker, but so far removed from context as to completely invert the meaning of their words.


The above quote comes from the preface to Raymond Chandler’s Trouble is My Business, a 1950 collection of four short...

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