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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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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
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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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ADAM MAXWELL - THE DEFECTIVE DETECTIVE: MURDER ON THE LINKS (2011)

Synopsis/blurb.....Clint had woken up in some strange places in his time. Narcolepsy is like that. But even he had never woken up on a golf course next to a dead body. Until today.When one of his friends reveals himself to be a detective Clint jumps at the chance to tag along. But his friend is an idiot. And the police…See More
Nov 13, 2016
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K. A. LAITY - HARD-BOILED WITCH: TOIL AND TROUBLE (BOOK 2) (2014)

Synopsis/blurb......Hecate Sidlaw finds herself caught between a wannabe witch and one of the oldest hereditary powers in the land. When she and her familiar Henry end up as seconds in a magical duel, will anyone be left standing at the end of the shootout? Enter the dark streets and weird magic of HARD-BOILED WITCH and…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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VERGE LE NOIR - DESPERADOS (2016)

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By crossing the U. S. border, Julio Roman embarks on a roller coaster ride.
 
With hellhounds on his trail, he navigates an America he did not imagine. The land of the free ain't paved with gold; rather it is a place where desperate…
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Posted on March 23, 2017 at 5:48pm

THOMAS PLUCK - GET PLUCKED: 13 TWISTED TALES (2015)

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In a tribute to Elmore Leonard, a computer nerd and an Island barmaid race against the mob; a shifty construction foreman encounters zombies and sex dungeons in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; visitors review the Overlook hotel from THE SHINING; a…
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Posted on March 22, 2017 at 7:28pm

MICK HERRON - DEAD LIONS (2013)

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Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award
 
A BBC Front Row best crime novel of the year
 
A Times crime and thriller book of the year
 
'The finest new crime series…
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Posted on March 21, 2017 at 5:36pm

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH LARRY D. SWEAZY

Author Larry D. Sweazy has had 13 books published to date, I've enjoyed three of them so…
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Posted on March 20, 2017 at 5:45pm

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