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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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Jul 22
Colman replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"Gerri Brightwell - Dead of Winter, a tale of an Alaskan taxi driver searching for his missing daughter and pursued by a local militia. 120 pages in and pretty good so far!"
Jul 22
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AUGUSTO DE ANGELIS - THE HOTEL OF THE THREE ROSES (1936/2016)

Synopsis/blurb…… A dark murder mystery with strong elements of Gothic horror, from the father of the Italian 'giallo' crime genre, featuring Inspector De Vincenzi The shady Hotel of the Three Roses is home to an assortment of drunks and degenerates. Inspector De Vincenzi receives an anonymous letter, warning him of…See More
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KAT GORDON - THE ARTIFICIAL ANATOMY OF PARKS (2015)

Synopsis/blurb……At twenty-one, Tallulah Park lives alone in a grimy bedsit. There’s a sink in her bedroom and a strange damp smell that means she wakes up wheezing. Then she gets the call that her father has had a heart attack. Years before, she was being tossed around her difficult family; a world of sniping aunts,…See More
Mar 12
Colman replied to QualityBookReviews's discussion What are you currently reading?
"A few on the go...Quentin Bates - Thin Ice - Scandi Crime, Vicki Salloum - Candyland, Hans Keilson - Comedy in a Minor Key"
Mar 11
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MALCOLM MACKAY - ANATOMY OF A HIT (2013)

Synopsis/blurb…… Glasgow hitman Frank MacLeod is approached by an old associate. A shady accountant for a rival criminal organisation, Eric Holly wants Frank to arrange a meeting with his own boss Peter Jamieson. In return for Jamieson's protection - for both him and his wife - Holly will sell his secrets. But old friend or…See More
Mar 10
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MAX ALLAN COLLINS - QUARRY'S LIST (1976)

Synopsis/blurb……Killer-for-hire Quarry is trying to lie low when he gets a midnight visit from two other gunmen sent by an old associate. Someone wants Quarry off the scene--for keeps. Back in print, this early crime novel by the author of The Road to Perdition shows once again that nobody is harder-boiled than Quarry. With a…See More
Mar 9
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NOREEN AYRES - THE JUAN DOE MURDERS (2000)

Synopsis/blurb….. “Tough, hip, visceral and lusty.” – Kirkus Reviews Someone is killing illegal, Hispanic immigrants and leaving their bodies strewn like trash across Orange County, the playground of Southern California’s rich and privileged. But the murders go largely unnoticed, the anonymous, “Juan Doe” victims as…See More
Mar 6
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BILL PRONZINI - QUICKSILVER (1984)

Synopsis/blurb….. A weekend fling turns into a week-long manhunt as the Nameless Detective's last solo case involves him in a cat and mouse chase through San Francisco's Japantown that ends in a confusion of murder, rape, and suicide. It is Friday, and on Monday, Nameless will grudgingly welcome Eberhardt, a retired cop and…See More
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LAWRENCE BLOCK - A BAD NIGHT FOR BURGLARS (2011)

Synopsis/blurb… “A Bad Night for Burglars” was written sometime in the fall of 1975, probably not much more than six months before I began work on Bernie Rhodenbarr’s debut in Burglars Can’t Be Choosers. I didn’t have the short story consciously in mind when I wrote the book, which seemed to grow directly out of a…See More
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Hometown:
Leighton Buzzard
About Me:
Long time reader of crime fiction
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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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ROBIN YOCUM - A BRILLIANT DEATH (2016)

Synopsis/blurb….
Amanda Baron died in a boating accident on the Ohio River in 1953. Or, did she? While it was generally accepted that she had died when a coal barge rammed the pleasure boat she was sharing with her lover, her body was never…
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Posted on July 28, 2016 at 7:03pm

LARRY D. SWEAZY - SEE ALSO DECEPTION (2016)

Synopsis/blurb….
In a small North Dakota town in 1964, indexer Marjorie Trumaine investigates the alleged suicide of the local librarian, uncovering a web of secrets that puts her own life in jeopardy.
October 1964 just months after freelance indexer Marjorie…
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Posted on July 27, 2016 at 10:42pm

IAIN RYAN - FOUR DAYS (2015)

Synopsis/blurb….
Four days to locate the killer. Four days to take revenge. Four days to find redemption.
Jim Harris is a hard-drinking detective on his way to a nervous breakdown. Every day, he works alongside corrupt cops and dangerous crooks. That is, until a brutal…
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Posted on July 22, 2016 at 6:33pm

J. FRANK JAMES - LOU MALLOY: THE RUN BEGINS (2013)

Synopsis/blurb……
Lou Malloy is 18 years old and ready for the world, but is the world ready for him. His brother Sam has left and his sister wants to move to Florida with the family. Malloy is having none of it and on a wild moment decides to hop in a boxcar going he knows not where. The…
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Posted on July 21, 2016 at 6:41pm

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