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Jeff Somers is the author of We Are Not Good People, the Avery Cates series, Lifers, and Chum. He was first sighted in Jersey City, New Jersey, after the destruction of a classified government installation in the early 1970s; the area in question is still too radioactive to go near. Jeff has published over thirty short stories, including “Ringing the Changes,” which appeared in the Best American Mystery Stories 2006 anthology.

10 Books to Read Before Writing Your Novel

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10 Books to Read Before Writing Your Novel

Writing a novel is an awesome undertaking, requiring time, skill, and oodles of imagination. A lot of people give lip service to the idea of writing a...
November’s Best Mysteries

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November’s Best Mysteries

November officially kicks off the holiday season, which means you’re putting together shopping lists and trying to pick out the perfect gifts for...
November’s Best New History Books

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November’s Best New History Books

November’s best new history books travel back to America’s founding, remember the men and women who claimed victory in World War II, celebrate...
November’s Best New Thrillers

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November’s Best New Thrillers

Time—and publishing schedules—wait for no one, so if you slacked off on your TBR pile in October, watch out, because November is bringing a bumper crop...
Beyond Cheese & Parachutes: 10 Must-Reads from the New Generation of Business Books

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Beyond Cheese & Parachutes: 10 Must-Reads from the New Generation of Business Books

Mastering any field increasingly means never truly leaving school. Even folks operating at the top of their professions must continue to develop new...
10 Books to Read Before Starting a Business

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10 Books to Read Before Starting a Business

It’s an indelible part of the American Dream, even if it’s not for everybody—the idea of starting your own business, being your own boss, and...
21 Books That Offer a Crash-Course in Horror

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21 Books That Offer a Crash-Course in Horror

Horror is an institution; scaring ourselves has become an accepted form of entertainment, so refined that the sub-genres have sub-genres. If you’ve never...
10 Books To Read Before Your Next Job Interview

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10 Books To Read Before Your Next Job Interview

Job interviews are among the most stressful and anxiety-producing moments in life. Whatever level your career, the fact is you’re submitting yourself to...
October’s Best New Mysteries

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October’s Best New Mysteries

October is a month for scares and thrills—but there are scares and thrills in the world that have nothing to do with ghosts and goblins. This month’s...
October’s Best Thrillers

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October’s Best Thrillers

The Reckoning, by John Grisham Grisham’s latest is a compelling mystery set in the wake of World War II. Veteran Pete Banning, now enjoying civilian...
The Best New Vinyl to Spin this October

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The Best New Vinyl to Spin this October

When you think about October you think about Autumn, Halloween, and political surprises—when you should be thinking about all the awesome new music...
October’s Best History Books

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October’s Best History Books

Presidents of War, by Michael Beschloss From the War of 1812—the first conflict conducted by an American president—to the Vietnam War, renowned...

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