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Solomon Jones

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Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author whose novels include The Gravedigger’s Ball, The Last Confession, Payback, Cream, Ride Or Die, The Bridge, and Pipe Dream. He has appeared on NPR and CNN Headline News, and is a contributor to short story collections including Philadelphia Noir and Liar Liar. Formerly a professor of creative writing at Temple University, Jones is an award-winning columnist whose work has appeared in Essence, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Daily News. Jones, the creator of the Words On The Street Literacy Program, lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children. His next novel, The Dead Man’s Wife, will be published in October 2012 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of Macmillan.

The Dead Man's Wife by Solomon JonesAs Christmas approaches I hope you're enjoying the holiday season. If you've read my latest book, The Dead Man's Wife, please take a moment to write a Goodreads review. These reviews are very important because they migrate to other sites. They're also important because I really want to know what you think. As my readers, you're the ones whose opinions matter most. Always remember that.

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Published on December 18, 2012 09:41 • 170 views • Tags: adultery, coletti, detective, heroin, murder, mystery, novel, philadelphia, philly, reader, reviews, sex
Average rating: 3.81 · 766 ratings · 131 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Pipe Dream
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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The Bridge
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Ride or Die
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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The Last Confession: A Crim...
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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The Gravedigger's Ball
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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The Dead Man's Wife
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Payback: The Return of C.R....
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Keeping Up with the Jones
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2004
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Daddy's Home: A memoir of f...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 3 editions
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date: October 16, 2012 05:16PM
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The Last Confession by Solomon Jones
"at first i was just drawn to this story because of the piece i heard on NPR about it, because it's set in philadelphia (and my heart misses philadelphia so, so much these days), and because the author is a professor at temple university, my alma m..." Read more of this review »
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Solomon Jones Thanks Lawrence. Will do.

Lawrence Hey Solomon, Thank you for accepting my friendship. I've enjoyed reading your books. I still have several of your books to read. Keep up the good writing.

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