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Tagsfamily relationships (332), mystery (314), murder (298), suspense (285), crime (178), fiction (162), contemporary (147), free book for honest review (110), thriller (108), humor (89) — see all tags

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About meFinancial Planner with Mass Mutual in North Haven, CT.
Grandfather of Madison and Molly.
Son Kevin and wife, Claire,
Married to Diana for 45 years.
First novel, "Splattered Blood" released January 2012. Second novel, "Three Strikes and You're Dead" awaiting publication.

About my libraryCollected books for 40 years, a fun part is that I have most Pulitzer Prize winners in fiction.
Also collect mystery, noble prize winners and Viet Nam literature.
Avid reader, former jogger and book reviewer.
Currently under treatment for lung cancer at Smilow Hospital in New Haven.

Groups100 Books in 2010 Challenge, 100 Books in 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, Blog the Book, Bloggers, Connecticut Nutmeggers, Crime, Thriller & Mystery

Favorite authorsLinwood Barclay, James Lee Burke, Sean Chercover, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, John Connolly, Nelson DeMille, John Hart, Darcia Helle, Robert B. Parker, Don Winslow (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresR.J. Julia Booksellers

Favorite librariesEdward Smith Library (North Branford Public Libraries), Guilford Free Library, James Blackstone Memorial Library


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LocationGuilford, CT

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Member sinceNov 29, 2008

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I see you've added books within the past few days--otherwise I wouldn't have dreamed of troubling you--I very much hope that that means illness hasn't the upper hand.

You wrote a review of a book by David Pascoe called Fox on the Run and I'm wondering whether you remember anything from the author bio in it. . . ? I'm trying to sort out information on David Pascoe(s) for Common Knowledge and I suspect that Fox on the Run Pascoe isn't the English professor Pascoe who writes scholarly studies. But aside from discovering that the name isn't terribly uncommon, I've learned nothing from google about the author of your book. Cheers to you and good luck.
Thank you for following! I followed back :)

Hi Mike

thanks so much for your offer to review Splattered Blood. I'm sorry, I'm up to my ears in promised reviews, so will pass. I wish you success!

Yes I'll try but I'm rarely on here anymore
i think that splattered blood is a great name for a book ill check it out
Thanks for the add Mike!

Just wanted to see how you were doing? Also, do you got any updates on your book that you said was coming out in a couple of weeks?

What is the name of your book thats coming out for I can get it and read it?
by the way it's bradon not brandon. Its ok though

Hey Mike. This is Bradon from NC. I just made an account about a week ago. I am friends with Jim or DrNeuton. I am trying to make new friends. Since your friends with him I would like to be friends with you, cause it looks like you have been at LT for a while. Thank you so much.
Done and Done! Good reviews.
Hi Mike,
Done, Done, and done. Good reviews, but only one sounded like something I may read. Good luck.
Done and done! I don't think I would read those books; however, your reviews were very informative and well written. Hopefully it helps you with getting an agent. Best of luck with your manuscript!
Thanks! :--)

I also enjoyed it and thought it was a fascinating read. I was unable to put it down once I had started to get into the story. I've already suggested it to a few friends!

Hi Mike, That was fun. Good reviews all and I was happy to mark them "helpful". All three books are on my wishlist and your reviews are making me want to move them up the list. Hope this helps.

Got it! What happened when you took your manuscript the that editor function a little while ago? Any luck? I've lost track of the chatter and have not seen anything about it!

What book(s) is on your recommended reading list these days?
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