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John Oak Dalton
Works at Indiana University East
Attended Ball State University
Lives in Farmland, IN
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#15: Night of the Horns by Douglas Sanderson
An up-and-coming lawyer seems to have it all, including a loving wife, close friends, and a growing practice; but when he agrees to pick up a suitcase for a shady client, it all collapses overnight in Night of the Horns by Douglas Sanderson. One thing I rea...
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#13: The Widow by Fiona Barton
A woman gradually begins to suspect that her husband is responsible for a child's disappearance in The Widow by Fiona Barton. Barton's novel is at both times a portrait of a marriage and a psychological thriller, and the story ratchets up the tension by pee...
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#11: Death's End by Cixin Liu
Humankind and a remorseless alien invader have an uneasy stalemate, but both sides find out the universe is bigger and badder than they imagined in Death's End , the finish to Cixin Liu's mammoth sci-fi trilogy. The Three-Body Problem was the most mind-blow...
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#9: Chase by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
A man appears to commit suicide jumping from a New York skyscraper, but cop Michael Bennett quickly learns that he might not have jumped, and may have been living under an assumed name, in Chase from James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Bennett learns that...
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#7: The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
Oslo cop Harry Hole is hiding out in Hong Kong, awash in alcohol and drugs; but a string of killings coaxes him back into service in The Leopard . I--rather perversely--read a lot of Scandinavian mysteries in the wintertime, and Jo Nesbo is one of my favori...
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#5: The House Husband by James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski
A cop just a day back from maternity leave stalks a serial killer who targets families in The House Husband , from James Patterson's Bookshots line. I got a handful of these at two-for-one prices at Books-A-Million with Christmas money, because I have been ...
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#14: The Penalty Area by Alain Gillot
A washed-out soccer player tries to put the pieces back together by coaching a youth squad, but the appearance of his wayward sister and his nephew opens up old wounds in Alain Gillot's The Penalty Area . We find out quickly the nephew has undiagnosed Asper...
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#12: Cross the Red Creek by Harry Whittington
A young man tries to dig himself out of being framed for a robbery, only to have the whole town against him, in Harry Whittington's Cross the Red Creek . With its unfaithful women, unfriendly cops, and unbeatable odds, Whittington's novel reads more like a ...
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Hey were you the screenwriter for jurrasic prey? If so would you mind answering a few questions? I was deeply entertained and influenced by this movie and just needed to have a few questions answered.
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#10: The Oslo Conspiracy by Asle Skredderberget
A young woman is murdered in Rome, and her younger brother killed in a schoolyard in Oslo; it is up to an Oslo cop with a Norwegian father and an Italian mother to stitch the two cases together in The Oslo Conspiracy from Asle Skredderberget. I enjoy a lot ...
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#8: Drift! by Marshall Grover
Two rowdy Texas cowpokes end up helping a schoolmarm intent on testifying against an outlaw in Marshall Grover's laconic Western Drift! Drift! was the first of Grover's long-running series featuring Larry and Stretch, two hard-drinking and hard-fighting Tex...
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#6: Scratch A Thief by John Trinian
An ex-con with a young family tries to go straight, but his criminal brother and a vengeful cop point him on a crooked path in John Trinian's Scratch A Thief . Scratch A Thief is an especially hardboiled noir, with literary touches and a great sense of plac...
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#4: Trouble Rides Tall by Harry Whittington
An aging marshal has finally tamed a town, but the murder of a saloon girl brings long-buried emotions to the surface in Harry Whittington's Trouble Rides Tall . This is my first read by the prolific Whittington, a very hard-bitten western that almost reads...
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Days Mkt/Comm, Nights in b-movies, comics, zines, microcinema, DIY culture.
Education
  • Ball State University
    BS, Telecommunications, 1984 - 1988
  • Ball State University
    MS, Information and Communication Science, 1995 - 2000
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  • Indiana University East
    Director of Communications and Marketing, 2009 - present
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Farmland, IN
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Muncie, IN - La Crosse, WI
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