Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My Bests of the Year!

Dear Readers,

Thank you for another amazing year. This will be my last post for 2019. Great things happened. I had a short story, ‘School Daze’ published in Landfall: New England’s Best Crime Stories. My novel PRAY FOR THE GIRL came out in April and hit #1 on The  Portland Press Herald best seller list. And I finished my new novel, THE PERFECT DAUGHTER, which comes out April, 2020.

Since it’s the end of the year, here are a few of my bests for 2019.

Best Book I Read—BAD BLOOD
A chilling true story of one woman’s corporate greed and unethical behavior.



Best Movie—PARASITE from South Korea.

A brilliant movie about class tension and domestic turmoil. Beautiful camera work and scenery. A classic!

Best TV Show—YOU from the same named book by Caroline Kepnes

Creepy and cringeworthy, you won’t be able to forget Joe, Beck and Peach Salinger.


Best Pizza Places—It’s a tie

1. Monte’s Pizza on Washington Ave in Portland. Amazingly crafted pizzas, nurtured and cold fermented for three days, with the finest pepperonis.


2. Scarr’s on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Scarr mills his own flour!!! What more do you want? Get the grandmother slice.


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and catch you next year!



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I am a writer of crime novels
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3 Responses to Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My Bests of the Year!

  1. Matt Cost says:

    I just started watching “You” on Netflix. Good so far. Looking forward to your new book.

  2. caschneiter says:

    Merry Christmas to you and I hope 2020 is as successful for you as 2019. 😀

  3. Great suggestions, Joe, and congrats on the new book, and a fantastic writing and publishing year. Persistence sure pays off, doesn’t it? Wish you hadn’t share the pizza pics, though. I am trying not to eat so much.


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