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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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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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LONO WAIWAIOLE - WILEY'S LAMENT (2003)

Synopsis/blurb…….Wiley's Lament is a violent, profane, and graphic look at a life that has spun off its rails in the wrong part of town, but it's also about remorse, renewal, and the flickering possibility of redemption. Wiley is a man who ripped his life apart with his bare hands and is now drifting through the remains like…See More
Feb 26
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NATHANAEL WEST - MISS LONELYHEARTS (1933)

Synopsis/blurb…. "Somehow or other I seem to have slipped in between all the 'schools,' " observed Nathanael West the year before his untimely death in 1940. "My books meet no needs except my own, their circulation is practically private and I'm lucky to be published." Yet today, West is widely recognized as a…See More
Feb 25
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ROBERT PALMER - THE SURVIVORS (2015)

Synopsis/blurb….. “Do you think you know what your own mother might do? The Survivors is an up-close-and-personal mystery—the best suspense I’ve read this year. It will haunt you.” —DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Outlander series Psychologist Cal Henderson has a successful practice in Washington,…See More
Feb 24

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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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NICK SPILL - THE JADED KIWI (2016)

Synopsis/blurb….
The summer of 1976 in Auckland, New Zealand. There is a severe marijuana drought.
 
Two couples; a gynecologist and a physicist, together with a violinist and an actress meet by accident in a pub and help a Maori evade the…
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Posted on June 22, 2016 at 6:35pm

SARAH M. CHEN - CLEANING UP FINN (2016)

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Life is a constant party for restaurant manager, Finn Roose. When he seduces an underage woman on one of his booze cruises and loses her—literally, it sets off a massive search involving the police, her parents, and a private investigator. Finn…
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Posted on June 22, 2016 at 5:52pm

STEVEN HAYWARD - JAMMED UP (A DEBT GOES BAD NOVELLA) (2016)

Synopsis/blurb….
Loyalty. Betrayal. Injustice.
 
A rudeboy never forgets. It’s been ten long years and ‘Jam’ has been working his way through a list of men who tormented his best-friend, Jabba. Now there’s only one name left to cross…
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Posted on June 17, 2016 at 7:40pm

HANS KEILSON - COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY (1947)

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A penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation - and, true to its title, a dark comedy of wartime manners - Comedy in a Minor Key tells the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, then must dispose of…
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Posted on June 17, 2016 at 7:37pm

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