Category Archives: C.J. Box

Book Review: “Paradise Valley” by C. J. Box

Genre: Thriller Three years after the events in “Badlands”, Cassie Dewell has settled in as the “best Chief Investigator” Bakken County Sheriff Jon Kirkbride has ever worked with. Her 12 year old son, Ben, and mother Isabel are likewise thriving. And, at 39 years old….Cassie is engaged! Cassie is smart and persistent; a true bad-ass. After pursuing the serial killer

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Once Upon a Crime: Five Authors Write a Short Story in Real Time

Ok, well, this was a VERY cool live streaming event that had this fanboy’s mind spinning after it was over. St. Martin’s Press and Minotaur Books, with Criminal Element, hosted a live streaming event June 24, 2020 where five invited authors would write a short story in real-time. But first….. I signed up for this event for a few, very

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Short Story Review: “Honor &…” by Sandra Brown and C.J. Box

Genre: Thriller A short story collaboration between old friend, Joe Pickett, and newly met, Lee Coburn. If you read this blog, you know that Joe Pickett is a Wyoming Game Warden, he can’t shoot a pistol to save his life, he is not afraid of anyone or anything, has a wife and three daughters, and has a VERY deadly friend….Nate

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“The Disappeared” by C.J. Box

Genre: Thriller Joe Pickett, Game Warden in Saddlestring, WY, is sent on a special assignment for (newly elected) Governor Allen. He is to pick up the investigation where the Wyoming DCI team left off….when the impetuous Governor fired them! The orders from this asshole Governor are: “Do it or lose your job. And keep Nate Romanowski away from the investigation”

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Book Review: “Badlands” by C.J. Box

Genre: Thriller Grinstad, North Datkota is in the middle of an oil boom. The population has grown beyond the capabilities of the town and the increase in crime, drugs, prostitution, and murder has followed. There are not enough police in town to stem the flow…. Kyle Westergaard, 12, was finishing up his early morning paper route in Grinstad, North Dakota

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