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Elvis & Joe in Audiobook: TAKEN

Awhile back, the thirteenth book in the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novels by Robert Crais inspired a series at my old blog. It examined each novel (up to that point in time) and the audiobook versions that came out of them. I composed a more complete review of that…

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Elvis & Joe in Audiobook: The Sentry

Awhile back, the thirteenth book in the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novels by Robert Crais inspired a series at my old blog. It examined each novel (up to that point) and the audiobook versions that came out of them. I composed a more complete review of that novel, The…

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Elvis & Joe in Audiobook: The First Rule

Last year’s release of the 13th book in the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novels by Robert Crais inspired a series at my old blog. It examined each novel (to that point) and the audiobook versions that came out of them. My thirteenth and end review in the arc (last year in April),…

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Seven Years in Parallel – A Series Summation

Like a number of things, the start of this seems like yesterday. Was still using Google’s blogging platform back when I came to know, and later meet in person, the blogger otherwise known as the Scientist Gone Wordy. Rachel, one of those names that keeps popping up as I run the course of…

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61 Thoughts on This Day

In no particular order on this the thirteenth day of August, halfway through the second decade of the 21st century:

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Reprise » Favorite Books of L.A.

  More than four years ago, that’s 28 of them in my dog’s life, mi compadre Pop Culture Nerd linked readers, and her L.A. Times Festival of Books friends, to a Jacket Copy blog interview of T. Jefferson Parker. An author she introduced me to awhile back. His attendance at said festival an annual event. I…

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Ken Bruen’s Purgatory

As someone who has come to enjoy crime fiction, it’s no surprise I have my favorites. Edgar Allen Poe, Raymond Chandler, Jim Thompson, among the ageless. Craig Johnson, Lee Child, and Robert Crais of late. In fact, if I was stuck in Hell, it’d be the latter’s tandem of Elvis Cole…

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Book & Audiobook Review: Suspect by Robert Crais

“The man’s breathing grew shallow and steady, his heartbeat slowed, and when the surge of his pulse grew no slower, Maggie knew he was sleeping. She lifted her head enough to see him, but seeing him was unnecessary. She could smell his sleep by the change in his scent as…

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Hostage Film Review

The blogger otherwise known as the Scientist Gone Wordy and I return to the series we begun all the way back in 2010. This time taking on a work from one of our favorite novelists. Robert Crais is a “…writer of hard-boiled L.A. crime fiction”. So described by another author famed for…

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January Reads Part 2

« Part 1 Many times, I write in reaction to others. And what I write about is supposed to be across the popular arts. Of late, that’s been film, and I’ve neglected the written material, which is very much part of this life of mine. I may not be watching…

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The Friends of Bouchercon 2011

Sometimes, the planets align just right and I get to attend an event that’s as fun and memorable as others have described. Let’s face it, anticipation can ruin things sometimes. Gatherings get built up to such a degree, there’s no way for expectations to ever meet that kind of escalation.…

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Audiobook Mid-Week Meme

Since June is Audiobook Month, Jen of the wonderful Devourer of Books blog has put together an appropriate short meme for this event and audiobook fans. Below are my answers. Current/most recent audiobook While I’m in the midst of SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard…

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Free Fall Film Review

With the upcoming L.A. Times Festival of Books right around the corner, it means springtime is here in the southland. No wonder I feel so freakin’ poorly now. My allergies are making life the other side of miserable (the plentiful winter rains all but guaranteed a bumper pollen crop for…

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Friday Forgotten Song: Zorba the Greek

Sometimes, life has a way of simultaneously bringing a wistful smile to your face while throwing you for the proverbial loop. So it was with me and my just turned twelve-year-old daughter recently. Said female child is known in my household as the ‘fierce one’. Certainly, the experience I’ll allude…

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