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Jackism

Paranoia and hypochondria – better than the alternatives.

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Familiar Characters to Appear in Reliable Rumours

  Reliable Rumours is nearing ‘final draft’ stage. In my third Jack Beer mystery, Jack is again joined by mainstays, live-in partner Sheila and occasional side-kick, former biker Tiny Cole. Sheila’s OPP buddy Dianne is back. Sexy Shelly Johnson, from Shelly’s Number, also turns up, as Jack’s new ‘friend.’  Accountant Stuart Green, another short story character plays a...

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Where is Jack going?

Where is Jack going?

  A reader, Bill, asked if Jack Beer and I both live in Grand Bend. We don’t (I’m from nuts and bolts Exeter not far from the sexy Bend). But in answering Bill, I realized that Jack’s cases will always be limited in number and diversity because of the weak crime market in Grand Bend. Which explains, in part, why Jack decided to look into the disappearance of an Elvis Tribute Artist in...

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Jack Beer eBooks

Jack Beer eBooks

I’m pleased to make an exciting announcement. My publisher, Fauxpop Media, recently published two of my Jack Beer mysteries, Death at the Bend and Collingwood Fakeout, and my short story collection, The Garnished Truth as eBooks. These eBooks are available at a price of $7.99 through Amazon for the Kindle, iBookstore for the iPad and Barnes and Noble for the Nook. But if you want your purchase...

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Lost and found

Lost and found

If you are out there, I want to let you know I am still busy writing. Likewise I am still attending ‘meet the author’ events. But, too often I forget to update my website. For example, we need a picture from ‘Collingwood Fakeout.’ I will try to do better and by way of making it up to you, please send me an e-mail and I will forward a copy of one of the short stories from...

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Parkhill Library visit

Parkhill Library visit

Rick spent a pleasant evening with Parkhill librarian Karen and eight patrons on Oct 19 for a library week reading and author visit. He read “Not Dead Yet,” a short story that will likely find its way into an anthology he is working on. Great fun. Thanks to Karen for the invitation.

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