I really enjoy reading Clair Poulson's books. They are mysteries, very little mush, because Clair is a guy. I really enjoyed this one about a newspaper reporter, Dallas Dixon, is fired for no reason and then the boss who fired him is mysteriously killed the same day. Dallas has to find out who did it, before he and another reporter are next. Very exciting! Some of Clair's action moments seem like they could happen, maybe some of them did, he is actually a judge. I suppose it's possible he's used some of the cases he's tried or heard about as story lines in his books, but I really don't know if he has.