An Interview with OWEN LAUKKANEN

Name: OWEN LAUKKANEN Author of: THE PROFESSIONALS (2014)                  CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE (2014)                  KILL FEE (2015)                  THE STOLEN ONES (Forthcoming, May 2015) Owen Laukkanen graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing program before spending three years as a reporter in the world of professional poker. He lives in Vancouver, where he writes […]

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KILL FEE by Owen Laukkanen

KILL FEE Owen Laukkanen ( Corvus ( 7.99 The billionaire picked a heck of a day to die. One of Minnesota’s richest men is gunned down in the driveway of the Saint Paul Hotel, in downtown Saint Paul, less than a hundred yards from where Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere are sitting on a bench, […]

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THE PROFESSIONALS Owen Laukkanen ( Corvus ( £7.99 In the beginning, the whole thing had been Marie’s idea. It had started as a joke, some throwaway line spouted off one rainy night in Seattle, the gang holed up at Sawyer’s place bitching about the job market over cheap beer and pizza, scholarships almost gone and […]

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EAST OF INNOCENCE David Thorne Corvus ( £12.99 It’s an old joke, well-worn. What’s the difference between God and a lawyer? The man sitting across the desk from me, eyes fixed on my face, doesn’t look like he’d appreciate the punch line. Daniel Connell, son of an Essex hard-man, is a big-time lawyer fallen on […]

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The 2013 Round-Up

And so, once more, to the end of the year and the requisite retrospective of my reading habits over the past twelve months here at Reader Dad. Regular visitors and Twitter followers will know that 2013 has been a year full of ups and downs (more downs, unfortunately, than ups) for me, what with five […]

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SAVE YOURSELF by Kelly Braffet

SAVE YOURSELF Kelly Braffet ( Corvus ( £12.99 When Patrick Cusimano’s father kills a child while driving drunk, Patrick calls the police. The "right thing", morally, isn’t necessarily the right thing for the Cusimano family, and Patrick’s older brother Mike resents him for it. Layla and Verna Elshere are the daughters of a preacher; Layla […]

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NO WAY BACK by Matthew Klein

NO WAY BACK Matthew Klein ( Corvus ( £12.99 Jim Thane is a restart executive, a Silicon Valley veteran who specialises in taking on failing companies and turning them around, making them profitable. Jim’s latest assignment has taken him to the oppressive heat of Florida, where Tao Software needs his specialist skills. Within days, Jim […]

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The 2012 Round-Up

It’s that time of the year again when the “best of the year” lists start to appear. Not wanting to be left out, and because I had some fun with it last year, I’ve decided to do another round-up, and remind everyone what my top ten (or so) books of 2012 are. THE ROUND-UP By […]

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