Stephen Mertz

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Pen name - Stephen Brett, Don Pendleton, Jack Buchanan, Jim Case, Cliff Banks.

The Dark Of Midnight by Stephen MertzHow long should a novel be?


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Mr. Shakespeare opined that, “Brevity is the soul of wit,” and anyone who’s sat through a politician’s speech that was too long (aren’t they all?) or read a novel that had just too many pages would be inclined to agree. As a reader, I suspect I read too many taut, compelling thrillers as a teenager by writers like Dashiell Hammett and...

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