When we caught up with Latvala on Feb. 24, he was heading into his weekend. The state senator, who will end his legislative career due to term limits next year, did not discuss his potential run for governor. Instead, in a quick flurry of texts, Latvala, 65, admitted he is attracted to crime — at least when it comes to his reading. Latvala is a native of Oxford, Miss., whose time in the Legislature goes back more than 20 years. He is currently the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
What's on your nightstand?
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly.
Why did you pick up Connelly's book now?
I read crime fiction for relaxation.
And what would be your favorite crime fiction of all time?
The John Grisham series (Jake Brigance books and Theodore Boone books).
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