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Max Tomlinson

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Born in the wilds of San Francisco, with its rich literary history and public transport system teeming with potential characters suitable for crime novels, it was inevitable that Max Tomlinson would become a writer.

He is also kindred spirits with a dog named Floyd, a shelter-mix who stops and stares at headlights as they pass by at night. There's a story there, too. If only Floyd could talk. Then again, maybe not.

His work to date includes SENDERO (listed as one of the top 100 Indie novels of 2012 by Kirkus), WHO SINGS TO THE DEAD, LETHAL DISPATCH, THE CAIN FILE (selected by Amazon’s Kindle Scout program) and the follow-up – THE DARKNET FILE. A new three-book mystery series set in 1970s San Francisco debuted in 2019 with Oceanview Publishin
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Five Words

The Right to Remain Silent: five words that changed arrest procedure.

I recently had the opportunity to visit Phoenix Police Museum (highly recommended!) and was fortunate enough to meet a retired detective whose 1963 arrest changed the course of arrest procedure in America and the world over.

In March 1963, Detective Carroll Cooley, a one year PPD veteran at the time, brought Ernesto Miranda into t

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Max Tomlinson Cristiane wrote: "Thanks for the invite, Max."

Thanks, Cristiane! Nice to 'meet' you!


Jennifer Thompson Max,
I am very happy to share with you that THE SCENT OF A SOUL book trailer is ready for viewers on my blog at http://jenniferthompsonbooks.blogspot.... I am also excited to let you know that there is a Giveaway for an ARC of THE SCENT OF A SOUL hosted by Rafflecopter being conducted on my blog as well. Please come and view the trailer and enter to win an ARC of my book. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Jennifer


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Max Tomlinson Thanks Jennifer - nice to meet you. And thank you for the kind words. I'm very happy with the trailer Emma D created for Sendero. She has a lot of talent.
take care!


Jennifer Thompson Max,
Thanks for adding me as a friend! It's always interesting to me to learn what others are reading and what they think and recommend. Looking forward to yours. I saw your book trailer for SENDERO on my friend Emma Daley's blog. It looks very interesting, looking forward to reading it. Have a great one.
Jennifer


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