Hi Sally,Thank you for following my work (LAKE CHARLES, THE BLUE CHEER) and my reading lists. My new crime novel, ASK THE DICE, has been published by Crossroad Press. I have no other connection with CP, and they’ve also published novels by Tom Piccirilli, Billie Sue Mosiman, John Lutz, and Ed Gorman. ASK THE DICE has earned 16 Four- & Five-star ratings on Goodreads, and is priced at $3.99. Readers in their reviews have said they like ASK THE DICE’s voice and unusual plot twists. Spur Award winning author Larry Sweazy writes in his 5-star Amazon review: “[Ed] Lynskey delivers from start to finish with a stylish noir thriller.” Please consider downloading ASK THE DICE to enjoy on your favorite e-reader. I’ve included links to Kindle and Nook below. If you prefer to read from traditional books, the paper version will be available shortly. Please let me know, and I’ll get in touch when it is. ASK THE DICE’s description appears there. Thank you for your continued interest in my work. Best regards, Ed Lynskey ASK THE DICE synopsis: Over the past two decades, Tommy Mack Zane has faithfully worked as a contract killer for Watson Ogg, the Washington, D.C. crime boss. Now middle age creeping up finds Tommy Mack edgy, jaded, and weary of his grisly trade. As he contemplates retirement, he is framed for the murder of Mr. Ogg’s niece. Desperate, Tommy Mack enlists the aid of his friends, the mercurial D. Noble and burly Esquire to do battle with Mr. Ogg and his mercenary “dark suits.” A new, better life filled with his passions for poetry and jazz drives Tommy Mack to the slambang climax where a few dark secrets about his past are unearthed.
Welcome to 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE!There is a general explanation of the group and some answers to FAQ under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM can be found pinned to the top for 2011, 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in anytime. Our January 2012 BOTMs are 1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell3. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García MárquezThe discussion threads are pinned to the top. Won’t you join us for one or all of these group reads. We are reading Don Quixote by Cervantes as a seasonal read for January, February and March.
Hi Sally, My new suspense novel LAKE CHARLES is set in the Smoky Mountains. Kindle now, paper in June. Favorable review in Publishers Weekly. Best, Ed Lynskey
Hi Sally,Am only really getting a feel for it now. Haven't read it since publication but will do so over the next few months now I've had some distance from it.Was very pleased with the draft that made it into print as there was little edited from my original.Kind regards,Richard
Thanks for your kind message, Sally. Hugely appreciated.It would be great if you could find time to leave a little Shelfari review.Will understand if you don't though.Thanks for trying me out.Am just finishing book 2.Kind regards,Richardwww.richardjayparker.com
Graphic novels count if you want them to. We have some people that count them and some that don't.
Hi there! I'm just dropping by to welcome you to The 100+ Book Challenge. The idea of the group is pretty much self explanatory - try to read 100 or more books in a one year period. If you do have any questions, please feel free to send a message to me or Tenia. In the meantime, good luck reaching your goal!