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Books Reviewed by Mark Terry

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Two for Joy

It is sixth century Constantinople. Justinian I is the ruler of the Roman Empire, which is under constant external threat from Persia. Inside the empire factions of charioteers,... Read More

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Orange Pulp

After World War I the dime novel was quickly usurped by mass fiction magazines that were typically printed on cheap, rough paper—called pulps. Pulp, over time, became... Read More

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Roadhouse Blues

In 1983 a boy is initiated into a cult. In 1970 a young woman named Kelsey has a sexual encounter with Jim Morrison of The Doors. In the present, where this novel really begins,... Read More

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Charlie's Web

Jonathan was panting right into my ear, so when I felt a funny tingle all over my body, I thought it was just a reaction to that. The feeling was so strange that I opened my... Read More

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Bleeding Out

Some crime novels succeed or fail on the merits of the mystery; others succeed or fail on the appeal of the main character. Ideally, a successful crime novel has both. This one... Read More

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Dataman has a great premise: Take a computer geek, a guy running his own computerized information-gathering company, and have him work with the cops. The cops, of course, have... Read More

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Par Four

Jake Hines has just been promoted to Chief of Detectives in Rutherford, Minnesota, (a disguised Rochester, home of the Mayo Clinic and IBM). It is not a big city with big city... Read More

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