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Welcome to Dick's Book Picks!

Among many hobbies that people enjoy are picking up a good book!  The problem is picking the right book.  "A Good Book" is a very subjective thing, since people's interests are so varied.  Some prefer sci-fi, some like a good murder mystery, others like a good romance or historical novel, while others prefer non-fiction.  Here you will find some interesting titles complete with Dick's reviews.  Then it's up to you to decide!

It's also our intention to make this section as interactive as possible for your reading enjoyment.  If you have a book you wish Dick to review or you have a review, click here to submit your suggestions to our webmaster.

 

About Dick:

Born 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

J.A. 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 thrillers.