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Jim Swain in the News

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 25th, 2015, 3:19 pm

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Postby Dustin Stinett » February 25th, 2015, 3:32 pm

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby Bob Cunningham » February 25th, 2015, 3:52 pm

I read Take Down a few days ago. It was great! Great plot, fast moving with colorful characters. And lots of great scams!

I hope this is the beginning of a new series.

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby erdnasephile » February 25th, 2015, 4:37 pm

I'm really pleased Mr. Swain is performing for the public regularly again--I think he's terrific! (and I think I just figured out a way to schedule a business trip to Tampa!) :D

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby Bill Mullins » February 20th, 2019, 3:54 pm

I read all the Tony Valentine books when they came out, but somehow I missed this. It turns out he's written a bunch of fiction in the last decade.

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby Max Maven » February 21st, 2019, 2:33 am

The Billy Cunningham books outshine the Valentine series. You’ll like.

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby erdnasephile » February 21st, 2019, 3:01 am

Max Maven wrote:The Billy Cunningham books outshine the Valentine series. You’ll like.


Mr. Maven, is there a particular Billy Cunningham book you'd recommend starting with or should they be read in order? (I have an upcoming trip and I'm looking for something to read on the plane). Thanks!

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby Anthony Vinson » February 21st, 2019, 6:28 am

erdnasephile wrote:
Max Maven wrote:The Billy Cunningham books outshine the Valentine series. You’ll like.


Mr. Maven, is there a particular Billy Cunningham book you'd recommend starting with or should they be read in order? (I have an upcoming trip and I'm looking for something to read on the plane). Thanks!


e, I cannot speak for Mr. Maven, 'natch, but to my knowledge there are currently only two books in the Billy Cunningham series, Take Down, and Bad Action. Both are fun reads and need not be read in order, but doing so makes sense while there are so few.

I also recommend The King Tides, in which a new character, Jon Lancaster, is introduced. Lancaster is an odd ball, and the story is a bit goofy, but in the South Florida sort of goofy you get with Carl Hiaasen, et al. There's a second book in the Lancaster series that I haven't yet had the chance to read, but it's on my list.

Not sure what it means for Mr. Swain's pocketbook, but his titles are dirt cheap on Amazon if you are a Kindle user.

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby Jon Elion » February 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm

I cannot speak for Mr. Maven, 'natch, but to my knowledge there are currently only two books in the Billy Cunningham series, Take Down, and Bad Action. Both are fun reads and need not be read in order, but doing so makes sense while there are so few.


There is a third book in the Billy Cunningham series: "Super Con."

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby Bill Mullins » February 21st, 2019, 1:09 pm

Max Maven wrote:The Billy Cunningham books outshine the Valentine series. You’ll like.


Currently working my way through C. J. Box's "Joe Pickett" series. Mr. Swain will be up next.

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby Anthony Vinson » February 21st, 2019, 1:53 pm

Jon Elion wrote:
I cannot speak for Mr. Maven, 'natch, but to my knowledge there are currently only two books in the Billy Cunningham series, Take Down, and Bad Action. Both are fun reads and need not be read in order, but doing so makes sense while there are so few.


There is a third book in the Billy Cunningham series: "Super Con."


Excellent. It's downloaded. Thanks.

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Re: Jim Swain in the News

Postby Joe Lyons » February 21st, 2019, 2:05 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:
Max Maven wrote:The Billy Cunningham books outshine the Valentine series. You’ll like.


Currently working my way through C. J. Box's "Joe Pickett" series. Mr. Swain will be up next.


Pickett sounds good. I'm currently rereading Merlini and catching up on a few I missed.


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