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how I got here. I think editing makes the world a more orderly place, and I like seeing the jewel emerge from the rock.
I've been a mystery critic since 1995, in an era when the rules kept changing and newspaper space kept shrinking. These days, the newspaper chain I’ve worked for stresses local news, and so its book reviewers focus on books written by local authors.
That’s a bit limiting for a critic and so I’ve decided to continue my eclectic reading habits and post books by non-geographically correct authors here on this page.