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John Perich

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While working in a variety of Boston-area tech startups, John Perich has still found time to write and publish several gritty crime thrillers, particularly the Mara Cunningham series (Too Close To Miss in 2011; Too Hard to Handle in 2012).

A Baltimore native but a Massachusetts resident, John teaches and practices jiu-jitsu, turns a winking eye to pop culture on Overthinking It, samples whiskey indiscriminately but responsibly, and rocks a mean karaoke mic.

Average rating: 3.62 · 411 ratings · 64 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Too Close to Miss (Mara Cun...

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Too Hard to Handle (Mara Cu...

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Too Late to Run (Mara Cunni...

4.26 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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I haven’t talked about writing on here in a while because I’ve been struggling through a bit of a slump. I haven’t stopped writing since 2014, when TOO LATE TO RUN came out. But I haven’t been satisfied with anything I’ve written in that period either.


Part of it was my own self-consciousness. “Okay, you’ve done three conventionally accessible crime thrillers,” I told myself. “You’ve had your fu...

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