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Writer’s Bone Podcast: The 35 Best Books of 2017

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2017 was a remarkable year for fiction and nonfiction. From fearless debut novelists to established literary veterans at the top of their games, authors provided the artistic tonic we needed to survive a turbulent time both politically and culturally. Narrowing down a reading list of 116 titles to just 35 was torture. The final grouping you’re about to read (and judge) could have easily been expanded to include 50 to 60 books. Please feel free to debate my choices and add your own in the comments section or tweet us @WritersBone. As always, keep reading everyone! Smothered, M.C. Hall Megan Cassidy Hall deserves a writing award for the faux-comments section alone. Her epistolary exploration of a sensational crime, and how…

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Don Winslow’s ‘The Force’ Upholds His Expert Crime Writer Status

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Finding a well-written crime novel isn’t always easy, especially one that’s nuanced, exciting, and so realistic that they even make the criminals nervous. But that’s exactly what you’ll get with author Don Winslow, who’s been writing crime and mystery novels for the past 26 years. His latest book, The Force, is now on sale. Don Winslow’s work is praised for its realism, diving deep into the heart of law enforcement, drug cartels, gang activity, and more. His writing is so realistic, in fact, that he’s even received death threats from criminals and organizations who see themselves in his pages. It’s a problem he discusses at length with Entertainment Weekly, who recently profiled the bestselling author. The article is an in-depth…

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A Drug Cartel-fueled Book List for All Narcos Lovers!

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If you haven’t watched Netflix’s Narcos yet, you need to rectify that situation immediately. It follows the story of history’s most infamous drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, whose Colombian cocaine empire made him one of the richest men in the world in the early 1990s. Season 1, which premiered in 2015, followed Escobar’s life from the late ’70s through the ’90s, in addition to the stories of DEA agents who pursued him. Season 2 picks up right where the first part of the story left off – with a daring and ultimately vulnerable prison escape.   While we’re waiting for the return of Wagner Moura’s chilling portrayal of Escobar on September 2, we put together a reading list to give you…

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