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William Landay

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William Landay is the author of the New York Times bestseller Defending Jacob. Previous novels include Mission Flats, winner of the Dagger Award for best debut crime novel, and The Strangler, which was an L.A. Times favorite crime novel and nominated for the Strand Magazine Critics Award as best crime novel of the year.

The Myth of a Golden Age of Books

Amazing fact of the day: in 1931 there just 500 or so real bookstores in America, and two-thirds of the country had no bookstores at all.


To put that number in perspective, despite the massive shift to ebooks and online sales over the last twenty years or so, in 2019 there were still 2,524 bookstores in the U.S.


“In the entire country [in 1931], there were only some four thousand places where a b

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Defending Jacob

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William Beth wrote: "Hi William,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author. I just loved DEFENDING JACOB and have recommended it to oodles of people, including my book club."


Of course! Good luck with your writing.


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi William,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author. I just loved DEFENDING JACOB and have recommended it to oodles of people, including my book club.


Graeme Hi William, Thanks for being my Friend... look forward to reading Defending Jacob.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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