NPC Book Beat

NPC Book Beat


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The Big Finish, by James W. Hall

The cover flap announces that this book is the series finale, but I can’t believe it. It’s hard to say goodbye to an old friend. James W. Hall’s Thorn novels have long been such a central, exemplary, and yet distinctive part of the Florida mystery tradition that many readers will be going through separation anxiety. Mr. Hall, please say it isn’t so. Readers: See Thorn attempt to rescue his son, a soldier in the war against industries that lay waste to our environment.

Come between the covers with Phil: 

Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye | Phil Jason’s website


Valentine’s Day directly follows NPC member D. K. Christi’s Bamboo Ringpresentation at Lakes Regional Library, Fort Myers at 1:00 p.m. February 13, just in time for signed copies of her latest fiction release, Bamboo Ring,and the popular Ghost Orchid for Valentine’s Day.

February 21, D. K. Christi participates in break out sessions and is also signing books at the first Authors and Books Festival at Collier County South Regional Library along with 30 authors and presenters, a great day for book lovers beginning at 10:00 a.m  More info at Pat DeGroot is the organizer at the library. Her office phone is 252-7542 for more details.

D. K. Christi is a local reporter for Southwest Spotlight news magazines in print and online and online ezines and A life abroad, three years blue water sailing in the Caribbean and a stateside career in philanthropy and advocacy for those needing a bit of assistance with impediments to economic self-sufficiency, provide a rich tapestry for her fiction novels., NPR Reviews and Midwest Reviews all praise D. K. Christi as a new voice in fiction with prose that lives and characters that help readers discover something new about themselves.  More info at

NEW FROM NPC MEMBER LARRY DE MARIA: his latest Jake Scarne thriller: a twisty tale involving murder, political corruption, professional sports and higher education.

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You can find it easily on, along with Larry’s other titles. Here’s my review of a recent one: Novel blends popular genres to please wide range of readers | Phil Jason’s website

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