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Jonas Hawke Series

Hawke’s Point

A heart stent that may save lives—or end them—creates an ethical minefield that threatens the future of an entire town in this first of the Jonas Hawke novels.

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Hawke’s Return

When a teen cries #metoo with nothing but her word to back it up, Jonas is left to sort out a mystery that could destroy the career of a man who may be innocent .

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Hawke’s Discovery

Hints of a dark secret from the past could easily upend the gubernatorial election in Vermont, putting Jonas on the spot in the latest Jonas Hawke novel.

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New ficton from Margaret Atwood in the new issue of the the New Yorker -- “Old Babes in the Wood” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04/26/old-babes-in-the-wood?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=the-new-yorker&utm_social-type=earned via @NewYorker

This sounds like a winner... Must get a copy. Review | ‘Who is Maud Dixon?’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/who-is-maud-dixon-in-this-inventive-thriller-youll-be-turning-the-pages-to-find-out/2021/04/01/f49d4ba2-917e-11eb-a74e-1f4cf89fd948_story.html?tid=ss_tw

Enter the Goodreads giveaway to win a free copy of my new mystery -- The Question Is Murder. #giveaway https://bit.ly/3dotxAi

Can't wait to read this memoir. I had the pleasure of working two booths away from Marvin when covering the State Department in the late 1970s. I was a cub reporter and he kindly took me under his wing to show me the ropes. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/an-earnest-young-correspondent-in-cold-war-moscow/2021/04/15/1f8638d8-827a-11eb-81db-b02f0398f49a_story.html?tid=ss_tw

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