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Jay Fromkin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Portisville by Steve Cushman
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I finished "Portisville" about two weeks ago and have been thinking about the book since. Now that I've mostly moved into our new house, I finally have time to review Steve Cushman's debut novel.

Let's cut to the chase - I loved reading this book.

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Dead Money by Ray Banks
Dead Money
by Ray Banks
read in August, 2012
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Let me state up front that I'm a sucker for good British crime novels and film - "Peril," by Ruby Barnes; Dougie Brimson's "The Crew"; about anything by Ian Rankin; "The Long Good Friday," "Mona Lisa," "Get Carter" (the original), "Lock, Stock and Tw ...more
Jay Fromkin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Seven-Inch Vinyl by Donald Riggio
Seven-Inch Vinyl: A Rock and Roll Novel
by Donald Riggio (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2012
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Let me start by saying I enjoyed Donald Riggio's "Seven-Inch Vinyl, A Rock and Roll Novel." Though the setting begins about a decade before I discovered rock, and it took place largely in New York rather than my home state of New Jersey, I easily ide ...more
Jay Fromkin rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Eland Dances by Philip van Wulven
Eland Dances
by Philip van Wulven (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2012
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When Philip Van Wulven asked me to read his “thriller/adventure, set in South-central Africa during the Sixties,” I told him I would, since Robert Ruark’s Something of Value and Uhuru were two of my favorite novels, taking place just a few years befo ...more
Serial Killers by Rodney Castleden
" Sounds like the recent TV version of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." "
Jay Fromkin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard
Voices of the Dead
by Peter Leonard
read in April, 2012
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Peter Leonard, son of author Elmore Leonard, has written a good - not great - novel of history and revenge. Harry Levin, a Detroit scrap metal dealer's life is turned upside down when his only daughter is killed in an auto accident in Washington, D.C ...more
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Fever Moon by Carolyn Haines
Fever Moon
by Carolyn Haines (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2012
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When I was a 22 year-old journalist looking for a new job, I was offered the position of managing editor at a newspaper in Houma, Louisiana. I turned it down for two reasons. First, I believed I was too young and inexperienced to be managing editor o ...more
Jay Fromkin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Collision of Evil by John J. Le Beau
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John LeBeau's "Collision of Evil" tries to marry two of the world's great fears: Nazis and Islamic terrorists, and it seems a pretty forced concept.

A young American hiking in Bavaria is murdered when he blunders into an Alpine cave holding decades-ol
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All The Young Warriors by Anthony Neil Smith
All The Young Warriors
by Anthony Neil Smith (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2012
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It's curious how many years one can go without reading a book about Somali gangs and pirates, and then to read two in one year...

Earlier this year, I read "Crossbones," of which I wrote: "A young man of Somali descent disappears from his Minneapolis
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