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posts on 10/12/2006 3:47:10 PM
to say hi. Haven't dropped you a line for over a year. Hope all is well. Have you published anything in last year? Believe you said something publishing a (Mystery?) book set in NJ, or am I imaging things? Anyway, just wantted to say hi and reconnect. Take good care. bob
posts on 6/8/2006 10:42:14 PM
I hope that you are going to continue this series. Harry seems like a friend to all who read his books. I have all four of your books and I would love it if you would please write another one. Sometimes really good books about what is considered the "west" are hard to find because people just make up anything they want to and people who know Wyoming know the history and can pretty much tell if its close to fact. Adding to history is one thing but concocting junk about indian tribes and their culture and the stuff some people add that is so far out it just does not make for good reading. Harry is always great to read about and I hope he lasts a long time. Thanks, Bobbie
Bob posts on 9/28/2005 2:04:17 PM
Hi Greg, been trying to post you a note but it would never post, so I read the fine print and see where I messed up. Was trying to give you a site for an independent mystery book store (they say 2nd largest on east coast...who knows...maybe) and fine print says no can do. When you publish new book, and if you're interested in doing a signing, let me know and I will give you more details. By way, I don't have any vested interest in store, just recall your allegience to independents.
greg bean posts on 9/27/2005 2:27:21 PM
Donnie: Someone should write a book about Bobby Hudson. He's such a larger than life character that the book would almost write itself. I've got more than one Hudson story that I'd like to use in fiction sometime, but I wonder if anyone would believe them. I still wear the hat he had specially made for me at the custom hatters, and I often tell the story of the man who gave it to me.
Donnie Martin posts on 9/16/2005 4:48:15 PM
I was given four of your books to read from a person who thinks an awful lot of you. I want you to know that he made me promise to wear gloves when I read them to keep from getting the pages dirty. Inside one of the books, you signed the book for him. He is a good friend of mine and I believe him to be a good story teller also. Anyway, I did think a lot of your books. They are as good as any I have read, better than most. In case you are wondering about the person who gave me those books to reas, his name is Bobby Hudson.
Bob posts on 9/12/2005 2:50:47 PM
Greg, am reading an interview w/Charles McCarry and he says this, which is what you said awhile back: "CM:—you tend to get a system that doesn't make much sense except to other MBAs. So I guess that I have no idea what their philosophy of sales is. Certainly the independent bookseller who recommended good books to his clients and pushed certain books and authors is a dying breed. And bookselling, like virtually everything else, has been industrialized." That's sad.
Dan Conn posts on 9/10/2005 5:10:24 PM
I have just finished the above book. I enjoyed it very much, but did not care for the political part of it. I get all of that, and more than I can stand. I think that the book would have been much better without it. My grandmother was a Bean, and you are tyhe second author that I know of with that name. I bought the book because of the name, also because it was in the Western section. I mainly read westerns, and found a mistake I think, where Harry was reading a Mountain Man book by Terry Johnson. I think it should have been by William W Johnstone. Anyway it is a very well written book that is hard to put down.
Bob posts on 9/9/2005 4:44:42 PM
Thanks Greg, I shoulda remembered that I think, but I'm getting old and forget details. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I'm going to retire in a few weeks and one of the things I'm going to do is take a number of long trips out west. Maybe I'll swing by and see it. Looking forward to your NJ book and wish you all good luck and fortune with it. Let us know when it gets published? Talk to you later. Take good care. bob
Greg Bean posts on 9/9/2005 9:30:44 AM
Bob: The car may have been mentioned in all of the books. It was an old car Harry painted to look like a police car, with a coffee can on top to serve as a red light. He parked it at the edge of Victory to deter speeders. The real Ford Fairlane is parked at the city limits of Centennial,Wyoming, and has been serving its purpose since the late 1960s. It doesn't stop the locals from speeding, but it does a pretty good job with the tourists.
Conrad Wolz posts on 9/8/2005 5:18:13 PM
We flew into Denver and were headed to Reno to see friends. I just wanted to see some of the country, I had never been to Wyoming, Idaho, or Nevada. I had read the Victory books so we ate in Laramie and headed for the Snowy Mts figuring if the car was real I would recognize it, which I did. Then headed West by the Great Divide Basin and into Utah by Bear lake. I will keep checking for the new book. I really like regional books. They give me places to travel to. Next time I will stop for Chicken Fried Steak I hope they have good Onion Rings as well! Thanks, Conrad
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