I love this woman.  Every mystery has to be a cozy.  Plus, I'm far left!

I am half way this this book and I have never read such trash language in my life in a mystery book. I can read 3 to 4 books a week just reading at night and I was totally disgusted with this one. I chose it because of the setting...Cape Cod..which I love and I am enjoying the mystery part of it but I feel all the foul mouthing crap in it is uncalled for. I cannot believe you come from a place like Wisconsin and write such trash but of course you are far left (from some of your writing in the book) so that figures...anything goes. I wish you well but if this is an example of your type of writing I will not buy your books again. Yes I am a female.

Kind of hard to decide which is the funniest part. 

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Yeah, that one had me scratching my head a little. Yes, she's female because men aren't offended by "foul mouthing crap?" That's as close as I could get. For the record, my mother wishes Frank would clean up his vocabulary a bit, but she's 82.
After reading all the posts, I have just got to get myself a copy. I hope you are published over here in OZ Jon.

Do you have her address, I have just finished Stuart MacBride's 'Dark Blood'. One of the main characters is a 45 yr old lesbian Det Sup, who has a mouth 'most foul'. Her love/partner is pregnant by her Det Sarg's sperm (she thinks). She is babysitting a reformed Grandpaphile, and her opinions of him are most graphic.....

Do you think we should send her a copy?
I'm with you Gaile. That blog just makes me want to buy Jon's book - so I too can be offended.
I live to offend you, Lindy.
I'm sure you can order the books through OZ's version of Amazon (no worries, etc.).

It's probably good that I don't have her address. And that she doesn't have mine.
I'd never choose a book by its setting, unless I'd heard that the author was a foul-mouthed lefty.
I have no way of proving this, but I'm guessing I get lots of "tourist" sales from people who vacation on the Cape and want something to read on the beach. You try to give them something appropriately trashy, and then you get complaints that you went to far. What can you do, John?
Hmm. Has the Chamber of Commerce been in touch yet? What if you've driven all the old lady vacationers away?
What can I say? Some people can't handle the guilt part of a guilty pleasure.
Maybe it's the author in me, but I don't see why folks think they have to bash the author just because they don't like the book. If I don't like a book I don't go bashing the author. I just don't read another one of their books. There's no need to be like this on someone's blog, it's uncalled for and she only showed the kind of person she is.

It says something that she has to take a book so seriously that she feels the need to be so viscious towards the writer. I think people like this just want attention because the sensible thing wouldn't be to attack an author but to just not read anymore of their books! It's that simple.

And frankly Jon, she might not realize it but that blog post might help you sell even more books. I know it's now got me interested in what exactly you wrote that she found so offensive, LOL! So, while she's bashing, she's probably alerted more readers onto you.

There's just no excuse for this kind of behavior, really. If she gets this ticked off over a book, I hate to see her attitude towards more important issues.

Best Wishes!

And frankly Jon, she might not realize it but that blog post might help you sell even more books.

Gee, ya think? ; )
For some reason this discussion reminds me of that wonderful line from the Matrix when that AI bad guy said, “I love to swear in French. It makes me feel like I’m wiping my ass with silk.” When smart, savvy, writers like Jon use profanity it’s always in context of revealing a character’s trait, and it becomes apart of the moral fabric, good or bad, of the story. It’s never used merely as shock value. It’s like the literary gods have give us permission to indulge that guilty pleasure of listening to profane characters speak because it serves a purpose. Although, I have to admit that reading profanity from word-smiths like Jon doesn't necessarily make me feel like I’m wiping my ass with silk. It’s just that…well, I don’t know. I suppose that I always wanted to use line from the Matrix somewhere and this blog is the only place I can think to use it. Sorry :(


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