Recent Books I’ve Enjoyed

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I think I’ve read every one of Don Winslow’s novels and enjoyed them all. He is one of our best crime novelists and he doesn’t deal with penny-ante misdeeds but rather crimes involving gangs, cartels, and the mafia–heavy duty stuff. His previous trilogy concerned Mexican cartels and  drugs, and City on Fire is the first book in a trilogy about … Read More

Review of “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law”

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I have mixed feelings about this book. Parts of it are fascinating and brilliantly written; other parts are gross to the point of being downright disgusting. I mean, if you like reading about how seagulls shit in peoples’ mouths, or the precise details of what they vomit, then this book is for you! Maybe living for decades with a surname … Read More

My New Book Launches Tuesday, Sept. 15

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In Chile Peppers: A Global History, Dave DeWitt, a world expert on chiles, travels from New Mexico across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia chronicling the history, mystery, and mythology of chiles around the world and their abundant uses in seventy mouth-tingling recipes.