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Jackson Burnett

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Jackson Burnett is the name used by a writer, lawyer, and amateur fiddle player who lives in a Southwest American city. He is a fan of the roller derby, Italian opera, and old-time country and roots music.

Besides mysteries, Burnett writes short literary fiction and essays.


Maybe Sherlock Holmes is more intuitive than commonly thought.

Even before Dr. Watson meets the famous fictional detective, the latter's approach is described as "a little too scientific for my tastes -- it approaches cold-bloodedness."

Dr. Watson finds Sherlock Holmes' ignorance as remarkable as his knowledge. Holmes, for example, knows nothing of the Copernican Theory or the composition of the... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.67 · 45 ratings · 17 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Past Never Ends
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" Fell in love with this book slowly and then could not put it down . The author has written a fabulous legal mystery , full of wonderfully believable characters . Would highly recommend ;-) "
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" I read the most famous of the stories (and many of the not-so-famous) to my children from the Burton translation. Many of these tales bear resemblance to Sufi teaching stories, and all of them are worth reading. I don't think you have to read ever... " Read more of this review »
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" This is a good book, in many respects an excellent one. Its strength is in the author's deep knowledge of London during the Blitz, and the reader is taken there convincingly. In addition, the main protagonists are sympathetic, the other characters... " Read more of this review »
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" Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), poet par excellence of the early 20th century Parisian literary world, inventor of the word ‘surrealism’, champion of cubism and other innovative forms of modern art, wrote ‘The Poet Assassinated’ in a hospital b... " Read more of this review »
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“Justice isn’t about fixing the past; it’s about healing the past's future.”
Jackson Burnett

“A thousand years from now nobody is
going to know that you or I ever lived. The cynic is
right, but lazy. He says ‘You live, you die and nothing you do will ever make a difference.’ But as long as I live, I’m going to be like Beethoven and shake my fist at fate and try to do something for those who live here now and who knows how far into the future that will go. If I accomplish nothing more than making my arm sore, at least I will be satisfied that I have lived.”
Jackson Burnett, The Past Never Ends

“(She) got herself a real boyfriend and she was just crazy about him. Not jack rabbit naked and coyote howling crazy, but sugar 'n' butter, soft 'n' sweet crazy.”
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“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
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Jackson Burnett Allyse wrote: "Hello Jackson! Congrats on your book! Mine's almost impossible to get hold of outside of Australia/New Zealand at the moment. You can only really get it in paperback from the website fishpond.com.a..."

Thanks for letting me know, Allyse. When it become available in the US, would you please let me know? I'm behind on my reading but when I catch up, if it's not available here, I'll just have it shipped from fishpond. Good luck with it.

Allyse Near Hello Jackson! Congrats on your book! Mine's almost impossible to get hold of outside of Australia/New Zealand at the moment. You can only really get it in paperback from the website fishpond.com.au. :)

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Kim Hi Jackson. Thanks for the friendship invitation. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and reading your reviews.

Maureen Hi Jackson! Sorry it's taken me so long to come back and thank you for your message! I don't tend to read much mainstream fiction but there's so many interesting books out there, that I just follow where they lead. :)

It's nice to see you're a fan/friend of Duke's. More people should read him. Also, Pop. 1280! Hurray! Have you read any Maritta Wolff? I recently read two (Night Shift and Whistle Stop) that I need to review but they were excellent. In some ways she felt like she was channelling the same vibe as Jim Thompson.

While I'm here, I'd like to extend an invitation to the group I belong to, fiction files redux. We don't post as frequently as we used to, but we are always looking for new blood. :)

Catch you on the flip flop,


Jackson Burnett Thanks. I'll be interested in Dead Connection.


message 3: by Cher

Cher Thanks for the invite. You say the nicest things. I wrote a short review about Creole Belle today. I had to absorb the story for 2 days after finishing it before I could get a handle on what I would write. I'm going to start on Alafair's book Dead Connection tonight. Will let you know how she does.

Melanie Hi Jackson

You bet :)


Benjamin Sobieck Thanks for the friend add!

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