11 November 2016: Veterans Day and links

Posted: November 11, 2016 in Uncategorized
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29 Palms, Calif., early 1987. From left, 1stSgt Madero, Capt. JD Gaillard, me, 1stLt Dave Booth. Another Marine Corps morning in the field.

29 Palms, Calif., early 1987. From left, 1stSgt Madero, Capt. JD Gaillard, me, 1stLt Dave Booth. Another Marine Corps morning in the field.

Before we get started today, a little bit of a pet peeve: Veterans Day vs. Memorial Day. I’ve written about this before, mainly from the Memorial Day angle. The two aren’t the same. Today, thank a veteran. Sincerely. Better yet, ask him or her what that service was like.

Today’s links:

Connelly digs deep in ‘The Wrong Side of Goodbye’It’s hardly a revelation that book titles aren’t just random choices but have a connection to the story. This has always especially been true with Michael Connelly’s engrossing novels. The Wrong Side of Goodbye, his thrilling 23rd novel about LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is fraught with meanings for the characters, as Connelly again raises the standards of crime fiction.

CLASSIC CRIMEAs we all know to our recent cost, the world of finance attracts some dodgy characters. It was always thus. Mystery In The Channel follows in the wake of the 1929 Wall Street crash when the bodies of two partners of a leading private bank are found in their yacht adrift off the coast of France.

Review: New crime fiction from Robert Harris, Linwood Barclay and Pascal GarnierThere’s no other way to put it: Conclave is one of the best crime novels of 2016. In fact, it may be one of the best novels of 2016.

Acclaimed Tyrone crime novel based on a true 40-year quest for justice:Critically acclaimed Tyrone author Anthony Quinn has launched his latest crime novel, Trespass.The novel, which is set along the shores of Lough Neagh and involves a cold case involving the Travelling community, has already been given a star pick of the month by the Sunday Times and was described by its crime fiction critic as “beautiful writing about ugly events with a pleasingly serpentine plot.”

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