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LocalLit book spotlight: 'The Honduran Opal' by Bill Telfer

The Localit newsletter's first guest reviewer will give her thoughts about this mystery book, written by a Joliet-area resident.
The Localit newsletter's first guest reviewer will give her thoughts about this mystery book, written by a Joliet-area resident.

On Tuesday the Locallit newsletter will feature a guest review of "The Honduran Opal" by Joliet-area resident Bill Telfer.

A couple weeks ago, Karen Foxglove, a New Jersey freelance speech writer and book critic sent me her review of Telfer's book and asked if I'd run it.

I hadn't read this particular book and the review had good insight. Also, from the excerpts I'd read from Amazon's "look inside" feature, the book appears to be well written and fast-paced.

It's available in print and on Kindle, although both are a little pricey. It has one five-star rating.

Here is its Amazon description: "Bobber Maxwell is a man without focus. Home from WWII, the prizefighter finds himself banned from the boxing ring. He spends his days listening to ball games on the radio down at Tim's Tap -- and fooling around with a neighbor lady. But when Erin O'Kief, a childhood friend, goes missing, something in Bobber comes alive. And he takes his boxing skills to the darkest streets of Chicago."

Know more about LocalLit

Each week LocalLit will deliver an original short and family-friendly story (or a book review) by a local author to the newsletter's subscribers. Authors with a connection to our readership area may submit.  Submission does not guarantee acceptance.

To submit and for more information, contact Denise M. Baran-Unland at 815-280-4122 ordunland@shawmedia.com.

To sign up for the free LocalLit newsletter and read the book review on Tuesday, visittheherald-news.com/newsletter/locallit/#//.

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