Book List — Recently Read and To Read

Hey. I just wanted to post a list of books, in no particular order, I’ve read in the past few months along with a few I’ve started or intend to start soon. Expect short reviews of all to be posted in the next few days.


Mean Town Blues, Sam Reaves

No Show, Simon Wood

Paying the Piper, Simon Wood

Slow Horses, Mick Herron

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Belfast Noir, Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville, eds.

Second Skin, Michael Wiley

The Bad Kitty Lounge, Michael Wiley

Don’t Look Back, Gregg Hurwitz

The Hollow Girl, Reed Farrell Coleman

Onion Street, Reed Farrell Coleman

Walking the Perfect Square, Reed Farrell Coleman

Blue Avenue, Michael Wiley

The White Lie, Philip Shirley

Blizzard, H.W. “Buzz” Bernard

Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, Francine Prose

Bear is Broken, Lachlan Smith

The Devil Wins, Reed Farrel Coleman (Robert Parker)

Richard Stark/Donald Westlake novels

 The Man with the Getaway Fact
    Nobody Runs Forever
    The Hunter
    Money for Nothing


Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazario

Breaking Robert’s Rules, Lawrence E. Susskind and Jeffrey L. Cruikshank

Bringing Peace Into the Room, Daniel Bowling and David Hoffman

Africare, Penelope Campbell

The Perfect Kill, Robert B. Baer
To-read shelf:

Outline, Rachel Cusk

The Sellout, Paul Beatty

Oh Don’t You Cry For Me, Philip Shirley

Center of Gravity, Laura McNeill

The Kill Clause, Greg Hurwitz



John le Carre, The Biography, Adam Sisman

White Collar, C. Wright Mills

The Infested Mind, Jeffrey Lockwood

Time No Longer, Patrick Smith

Empire of Cotton, a Global History, Sven Beckert

About Steve

I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama in the early 1980s. After that experience, I worked as a stockbroker for a few years, then earned a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and practiced law for more than twenty years. As a litigator, I did everything from capital murder defense to securities class actions.  Now I've retnrned to my original interests. My first novel, Cold Winter Rain, will be available late in 2012.
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