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and raised in Northeast Minneapolis,
Dick Solem went to Edison High for 2 years and transferred to Osseo High in Osseo, MN.
After graduating from high school, Dick went to the University of Minnesota. Married right after graduating from the U, Dick and his new bride, Colleen, traveled to San Antonio, Texas to begin a 3 year tour
of duty with the U.S. Air Force. After a stint in Japan, Dick left the Air
Force. He and his wife returned to Minnesota where he started a 25 year career in the Life Insurance industry. During that time, his family grew. His 3
children all have had successful careers. After retiring from the Life
Insurance industry, Dick assisted in establishing a successful advertising agency in the Twin Cities Metro area.
Besides being an avid reader, Dick has spent a lifetime as a collector.
For the past 25 years, he's had a "love affair" with English Toby Jugs and his
collection presently has over 450 pieces.
Dick's Featured Book Review:
Justice Denied by J. A. Jance
Jance’s “Justice Denied” is yet another
bestselling novel featuring Seattle cop J.P.
Beaumont & his partner/lover Mel Soames. Kicked
off with the murder of a recently exonerated young
man, this story widens into a search for an
apparent vigilante, or vigilantes.
Ordered to keep
details of his investigation hush-hush, Beau soon
finds that the case Mel is working on is also
being kept quiet. Sex offenders from all over
Washington State are dying under suspicious
circumstances. Questions arise when it is found
that DNA evidence has been tampered with. Friends
of friends make it difficult to do their jobs as
Beau & Mel realize they are dealing with something
much bigger and more dangerous than they had
thought. Did I mention the three nuns?? It’s a
good read! Enjoy!
J.A. Jance is the
New York Times Best Selling Author of the J.P.
Beaumont series of novels. She has also written a
series starring Joanna Brady, and 4 stand-alone