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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.


The psychedelic '60's began when Bob Dylan played an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

A few years before, Dylan had moved from his Minnesota home to New York to meet Woody Guthrie, his greatest musical inspiration, and to perform with the great folk singers of that era.

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The Past Never Ends (Mystery & Thrillers)
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" This book, newly reissued in a very nice trade paperback edition by Feral House, was first published in 1926, written by Jack Black, a drifter, hobo, small-time criminal, drug addict and jailbird who finally went straight and wound up with a job a... " Read more of this review »
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"Thanks, Amicus. I look forward to keeping up with your reading and reviews. "
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Jackson Burnett added a status update: My novel, The Past Never Ends, got another five stars today, making its average rating here 3.84. I'm pleased. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
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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.”
Jackson Burnett, The Past Never Ends

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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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