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Debra Komar

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After twenty years as a practicing forensic scientist, I retired and began writing full time. My current books re-examine historical Canadian crimes using modern forensic methods.

"Ballad of Jacob Peck" now on Audible

My first book, "The Ballad of Jacob Peck" has just been released as an audio book on Audible. Check it out at http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B071Z3...
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Average rating: 3.76 · 299 ratings · 57 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Black River Road: An Unthin...

3.90 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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The Bastard of Fort Stikine...

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The Ballad of Jacob Peck

3.49 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Lynching of Peter Wheeler

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Force of Nature by Jane Harper
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Solid but nothing earth shattering. She has a clean, clear writing style and knows how to craft a story. No huge surprises here but competent story telling.
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Triggered by Donald Trump Jr.
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Why is it that everyone who has given this piece of garbage a 5-star review has no photo on their account and has never read or reviewed any other book? I didn't know that Russian bots had Good Reads accounts. Got two pages in and began praying for ...more
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Cold Storage by David Koepp
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Normally I tear through books like this in a day but this one was a slog that lasted more than a week. Great and promising premise -- a fungus gone crazy -- but there is zero character development. It's tough to root for anyone when you have no idea ...more
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Cold Storage by David Koepp
"Like watching a SyFy B movie late at night - you're just watching it because it's on and not too terrible, not because it's good. The flow is very fast and easy to visualize, like it's made to be see on a tv. But the style is very 2D. It's okay if..." Read more of this review »
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"Cold Storage is a book that is very light on the character development but heavy on the plot and action. We meet a group of agents who are investigating a fungal bioterror that takes over people's bodies and causes horrific things to happen. The b..." Read more of this review »
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This book comes with great pedigree as the author wrote the screenplay for ‘Jurassic Park’, it also comes with great premise.....a ‘eat all’ fungi is discovered in the 80’s in Australia but is ‘managed’ and contained and ‘no questions asked’ and w..." Read more of this review »
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The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
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What a disappointment. There is great premise here and maybe even a good short story but this is one of the most over-padded books I have ever read. Everything - EVERYTHING - is described in needless detail. The protagonists are one of the most ...more
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Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Baby Teeth
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It is impossible to think of this book as anything other than "We Need to Talk About Kevin"-lite. The "horrible child only Mommy recognizes" trope is unmistakable. Equally disturbing is Stage's choice to write every alternate chapter in the voice of ...more
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Siren Song by Seymour Stein
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Readable and for the most part entertaining (how interested you might be in the childhood of a relatively unknown person depends on your taste...). I suspect that, like me, most people will be reading this because of Stein's role in "discovering" ...more
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The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
The Lying Game
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Tried twice to get into this book but no dice. Ware keeps dangling the "big secret" - why did all these women drop everything to respond to a strange text - but I found I just didn't care.
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“History is the view from the cheap seats. Distance from the action provides a unique perspective; one can recognize the plays and appreciate the totality of certain events.”
Debra Komar, The Lynching of Peter Wheeler

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“It is part of the fascination of the study of history
that we often know more about what went on a hundred years ago
then the men of those times knew themselves.”
William Stewart Wallace 1932

“History is the view from the cheap seats. Distance from the action provides a unique perspective; one can recognize the plays and appreciate the totality of certain events.”
Debra Komar, The Lynching of Peter Wheeler

“It's not always easy to keep going when faced with indifference or to watch values being defined by a mass infatuation with mediocrity.”
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