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Begged, bought, stole or borrowed - what's your last 5 books acquisitions?
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The last 5 books I've added to my library are........ Ed O'Loughlin - ToploaderMichael Dobbs - The Reluctant HeroStieg Larsson - The Girl Who Played With FireDouglas Lindsay - Lost In JuarezWilliam…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzanne Mar 1, 2013.

Where did they go?
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I was rooting through some of my books and came across a few authors that I haven't heard from in a while, whatever happened to....... Tom Kakonis, Gerald Petievich, A W Gray, Dannie R Martin,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by M.E. Purfield Oct 23, 2012.

 

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SIMON MALTMAN - MORE FACES (2017)

Synopsis/blurb…. More Faces is a crime short story collection from A Chaser on the Rocks author Simon Maltman. The twelve mystery noirs included feature published and previously unpublished stories and all series shorts currently available. Take a journey across Northern Ireland, through the beauty and darkness, with the fresh…See More
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH VERGE LE NOIR

Verge Le Noir, author of  Desperados and other things was kind enough to take a turn in the stocks while I fired off a few questions at him.......I’ll assume the writing isn’t full time, so what’s the day job?You assume correctly. I moonlight as a condom tester. Kidding, I work for a company that does horseracing data. Not as exciting as a rubber tester, but it…See More
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MARK J. NEWMAN - VIOLENCE IN THE BLOOD (2016)

Synopsis/blurb.....Malkie Thompson's got ambition. He'll do whatever it takes to get to the top and nothing's gonna stand in his way. Follow Thompson's rise to power from the backstreets of Glasgow to the industrial heartland of the Midlands. Join the rampage as Malkie and his crew blaze a trail of mayhem and…See More
Mar 19
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JOE R. LANSDALE - THE STEEL VALENTINE (1991)

Synopsis/blurb….“Even before Morley told him, Dennis knew things were about to get ugly. A man did not club you unconscious, bring you to his estate and tie you to a chair in an empty storage shed out back of the place if he merely intended to give you a valentine. Morley had found out about him and Julie.” A short story…See More
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ROBIN SLOAN - MR PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE (2012)

Synopsis/blurb…….A New York Times bestseller, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore is an entirely charming and lovable first novel of mysterious books and dusty bookshops; it is a witty and delightful love-letter to both the old book world and the new.Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design…See More
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JAIME RAVEN - THE MADAM (2016)

Synopsis/blurb….Women always uncover the truth.... Three years and 11 months. That's how long Lizzie Wells has been banged up inside Holloway prison, serving time for a crime she didn't commit. Six months. That's how long it's taken Lizzie to fall in love with her fellow inmate, Scar. Now they are both finally free, and together…See More
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CATRIONA McPHERSON - THE CHILD GARDEN (2015)

Synopsis/blurb…..A long-lost friend is a stranger you think you know Eden was its name. "An alternative school for happy children," said the brochure. "A load of hippies running wild in the woods," said the locals. After a suicide it closed its doors and the children scattered. Thirty years later, it's a care home; its…See More
Mar 2
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GEORGES SIMENON - MAIGRET'S DEAD MAN (1948)

Synopsis/blurb.....That shoeless foot looked incongruous lying on the pavement next to another foot encased in a shoe made of black kid leather. It was naked, private.... It was Maigret who retrieved the other shoe, which lay by the kerb six or seven metres away. A series of strange phone calls leads Inspector Maigret…See More
Feb 28
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GARNETT ELLIOTT - THE DRIFTER DETECTIVE: VOLUME 1 (2013)

Synopsis/blurb......A DRIFTER DETECTIVE LONG SHORT STORY. #1. (Paperback and eBook include the bonus short story “Fighting Chance.” Paperback also contains a preview of Hell Up in Houston, the second book in the Drifter Detective series.) -- Jack Laramie, grandson of the legendary U.S. Marshal Cash Laramie, is a…See More
Nov 14, 2016

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Hometown:
Leighton Buzzard
About Me:
Long time reader of crime fiction
I Am A:
Reader
Website:
http://col2910.blogspot.co.uk/
Books And Authors I Like:
Old favs - Eugene Izzi, Gar Anthony Haywood, Tom Kakonis, Gerald Petievich, others too many to mention

New favs - Olen Steinhauer, Jeremy Duns
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Matchstick Men

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NOVEMBER 2016 - ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY

More for my own amusement (and to satisfy my inner OCD) rather than the slightest possibility that this post might be of any interest to anyone else - I like to spotlight incoming books to my library each month.



Having taken a few months off from blogging at the back end of last year, I'm playing catch up.



November 2016 was depending on your view point a good month, or a bad month - I only added two books to my collection - one from the…

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Posted on March 27, 2017 at 6:14pm

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SIMON MALTMAN

Northern Irish author, Simon Maltman answers a few questions for me about his reading and writing habits....



Is the writing full-time? What’s the day job or what were you in your pre-writing life?
 
I'm…
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Posted on March 26, 2017 at 7:05pm

SIMON MALTMAN - MORE FACES (2017)

Synopsis/blurb….
 
More Faces is a crime short story collection from A Chaser on the Rocks author Simon Maltman. The twelve mystery noirs included feature published and previously unpublished stories and all series shorts currently available. Take a journey across Northern…
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Posted on March 26, 2017 at 12:38am

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH VERGE LE NOIR

Verge Le Noir, author of  Desperados and other things was kind enough to take a turn in the stocks while I fired off a few questions at him.......











I’ll assume the writing isn’t full time, so what’s the day job?



You…

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Posted on March 24, 2017 at 6:23pm

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