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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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Colman replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Two on the go - Robert Palmer - The Survivors and Lono Waiwaiole's Wiley's Lament. Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts lined up after that."
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TERRY SHAMES - A DEADLY AFFAIR AT BOBTAIL RIDGE (2015)

Synopsis/blurb…… In the course of their developing friendship, Samuel Craddock has learned to accept that his neighbour Jenny Sandstone’s personal life is strictly secret. But when her dying mother tells Craddock that Jenny is in danger, he is confronted with a dilemma. He wants to respect Jenny's privacy, but he is haunted…See More
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LAWRENCE BLOCK - IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT (KIT TOLLIVER 1) (2013)

Synopsis/blurb…… In 2005, Johnny Temple of Akashic Books chose me to edit an anthology of new dark stories set in Manhattan. Manhattan Noir was duly published the following year. Besides soliciting and selecting stories, my duties included writing both an overall introduction to the volume and an original story of my…See More
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MAX EVERHART - ALPHABET LAND (2016)

Synopsis/blurb… A "problem-solver" is trying to clean things up in a neighbourhood awash in drugs, violence and crime. In Alphabet Land, a rundown neighbourhood in Clyde, SC, Luke Bump calls the shots. So when Bump, a sadistic career criminal, orders an indebted employee named Crispy to rob Rebel Pig BBQ, Crispy obeys,…See More
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PIERO CHIARA - THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SIGNORA GIULIA (1970/2015)

Synopsis/blurb…….. A delightfully Italian mystery, with undercurrent of satire, which keeps the reader guessing.Every Thursday for three years, Signora Giulia takes the train to Milan to visit her daughter. But one Thursday she simply disappears. And the case is left in your hands. You're a born detective, but you have so…See More
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WILLIAM CRAIG - THE STRASBOURG LEGACY (1975)

Synopsis/blurb…..Decades after the defeat of the Third Reich, the SS rears its sinister head in this captivating thriller from the bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates and The Fall of Japan In the chaos of defeat, while Germany's roads teemed with desperate refugees and jumbled armies, Hitler's inner circle tried…See More
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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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GORDON M. WILLIAMS - THE SIEGE OF TRENCHER'S FARM (AKA STRAW DOGS) (1969)

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It was a White Christmas. A pet cat was found strangled in a snow drift. A road accident on the moor had set free a notorious child-killer. A mentally defective girl had disappeared from the village party. Snow blocked the country lanes. Telephone…
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Posted on February 8, 2016 at 6:09pm

LAWRENCE BLOCK - YOU CAN CALL ME LUCKY (KIT TOLLIVER 3) (2013)

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"You Can Call Me Lucky" first appeared in Indian Country Noir, edited by Liz "Bootsie" Martinez and Sarah Cortez, and published by Akashic Books as part of their Noir series. 
 
Bootsie is a good friend of mine, and I had a hard time saying no when she beseeched me for a story. I felt unqualified, having minimal acquaintance with American Indians and their…
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Posted on February 7, 2016 at 6:31pm

TERRY SHAMES - A DEADLY AFFAIR AT BOBTAIL RIDGE (2015)

Synopsis/blurb……
 
In the course of their developing friendship, Samuel Craddock has learned to accept that his neighbour Jenny Sandstone’s personal life is strictly secret. But when her dying mother tells Craddock that Jenny is in danger, he is confronted with a…
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Posted on February 6, 2016 at 8:07pm

LAWRENCE BLOCK - RUDE AWAKENING (KIT TOLLIVER 2) (2013)

 

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In 2006, the estimable S J Rozan invited me to contribute a story to Bronx Noir, an anthology she'd been commissioned to edit for Akashic Books. As she'd been obliging enough to write a story for my own Manhattan Noir, I felt honour-bound to return…
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Posted on February 5, 2016 at 6:35pm

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