Simon Kernick and Rebecca Pawel

Just when I thought the US mail no longer delivered west of the Rockies, books arrived from The Big Apple. There goes my quality time with Mad magazine.

As a guardian of culture( yes, I carry a fake badge) it’s always a delight and a relief to peek inside well written books. Simon Kernick’s THE MURDER EXCHANGE and all three of Rebecca Pawel’s works arrived yesterday. This came on the heels of an email from Robert Ferrigno viz. THE WAKE UP. His publicist will return from vacation next week. And Terence Faherty is sending a novel. Even lawn bowling on ESPN 14 won’t distract me. By the way, The New York Yankees have several job openings for starting pitchers. If you’re any good, please report to Tampa and ask for George.

I began reading DEATH OF A NATIONALIST yesterday. In case you’ve been out of town for a year this is Rebecca Pawel’s debut novel. It’s very good and over the next while we’ll review all of her books and hopefully have something insightful to say.

Simon Kernick’s THE MURDER EXHCANGE is next up. We interviewed Simon in August. He’ll be at Bouchercon in Toronto next month.

I hope you caught some of Donna Moore’s guest blogging on sarahweinman.com. Her send up of every known suspense genre should be enshrined somewhere.

If I didn’t have so many books to read, I’d be in Tampa trying out for the Yankees. It’s too bad. I can spit between my teeth and wear my hat sideways. Unlike these guys running for president I can hit the glove baby.

About the author

Jeff Grim

Jeff Grim has been a reader all of his life. He has had a particular interest in military history, any war at any time. His fascination with military history has brought him to an interest in historical fiction where the history comes alive with fictitious heroes and villains. Recently, Jeff has become interested in historical mysteries set in various time periods.

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3 Comments

  • In case you missed it, at last nights RNC they showed a clip of President Bush throwing out a pitch in Yankee stadium. He hit the glove from the mound even with a bullet proof vest on.

    Just saying . . .

  • Kevin,
    This is clearly a Manchurian candidate scenario. Dubya employs a slide step that’s a balk. Maybe it was Mayor Rudy and a strong breeze from centerfield.

  • Kevin,
    This is clearly a Manchurian candidate scenario. Dubya employs a slide step that’s a balk. Maybe it was Mayor Rudy and a strong breeze from centerfield.