Kevin R. Tipple
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Review: "Go Down Hard" by Craig Faustus Buck

We all remember that female singer that made us crazy as adolescent boys. The one that you fantasized about meeting up close in the most intimate and very personal way. Okay, don’t admit it, but I did. I am also not about to say who that was, but I still have all her records. Not CDs like the kids today have, but the old vinyl records. For Nob Brown that certain singer was,  and to a certain extent still is, Lana Strain. Her murder twenty years ago remains an unsolved case.…See More
Sep 28
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Review: "The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes" by Lawrence Block

Doak Miller has done a few things over the years. At one time he was a cop with the NYPD. Then, as is often the case, he left the force under some possibly question ale circumstances. Taking with him what he had earned and learned over the many years of service he moved elsewhere and started anew while missing a…See More
Sep 21
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Review: "Between Juarez And El Paso (The Drifter Detective Series Book 6)" by Alec Cizak

It is March 1956 and private investigator Jack Laramie is in Dallas as Between Juarez And El Paso begins. It has been a long drive for Jack in his Desoto towing his horse trailer home as he came in to Dallas by way of Amarillo. All he wanted was a good drink when he wandered into “Rube’s” on Commerce and Field…See More
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Review: "Shadow Boys (A Jon Cantrell Thriller Book Two) by Harry Hunsicker

Author Harry Hunsicker spins tales of Dallas that don’t fit the glitzy image advocated by the Chamber of Commerce. His Dallas is one of dope dens, backstabbing in the barrios as well as city hall, a river and a roadway system that was deliberately constructed to divide the rich and poor, where the ends justify the means in you are on the winning side of the deal. Where the streets are paved with broken dreams amidst the cracked asphalt and where babies are born with no hope and no chance to get…See More
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Review: "When Old Men Die: A Truman Smith Mystery" by Bill Crider

January on Galveston Island means that one can still go fishing when northern sections of Texas and the United States are experiencing the brutal joys of old man winter. While one can stand on the gulf coast pier and throw a line into the ocean until the pier closes at five that does not mean the fish will cooperate. They certainly aren’t cooperating on this beautiful day when Dino comes out on the pier to talk.…See More
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Review: "Firebreak" by Tricia Fields

Weather in Texas often is one of two extremes--- flood or fire. It has been a couple years since the floods came to Southwest Texas. Now it has been 9 months since rain fell in the desert area and now wildfire is the threat to Artemis and the surrounding area. The threat comes from the north and south with Artemis trapped in the middle. Evacuations are ordered for parts of Arroyo County, but not…See More
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"Both are well known for multi month waits than can stretch into a year or more. The longer wait is a very good thing as it means you are still in the running."
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Review: "I Am A Roving Gambler: Two Stories Of The West" by Bill Crider

I Am A Roving Gambler: Two Stories Of The West by Bill Crider features two previously published in the late 90s western short stories. Each tale also features a hero that is, in fact, a roving gambler who will also solve a mystery. A hero that found the intoxicating allure of gambling despite the presence of a preacher father who did a fiery sermon in a booming voice as he rode the circuit in the old west.…See More
Jul 20
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Review: "The Precipice: A Novel" by Paul Doiron

The area known as the “Hundred Mile Wilderness” is some of the most remote land, not just in Maine, but along the entire Appalachian Trail system. Two young women, recent graduates from Pentecost University, who were hiking the entire trail have failed to check in with their families as expected. Hikers that have been hiking the entire system in a trek up from Georgia and were experienced by this point on the trail as well as known to check in on a regular basis. It is September and it has been…See More
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Review: "King's Ransom: An 87th Precinct Mystery" by Ed McBain

It is October 1960 and Douglas King has worked himself to a position of some power at Granger Shoes. He has plans to move up and take over the shoe company as do others who intended to use him as a small part of their plans. Competing agendas and the future for Douglas King is at stake as his money is tied…


Posted on October 5, 2015 at 4:44am

Review: "Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins: A Jesse Stone" by Ace Atkins

“You know what I think, Chief Stone?”

“What’s that?”

“Most of the time he loses, but sometimes the devil wins.” (Page 243)



It isn’t a point Police Chief Jesse Stone can argue. First with the LAPD and now with the Paradise PD, Stone…


Posted on October 4, 2015 at 11:22am

Review: "Dragon By The Bay" by Garnett Elliott

A tale by Garnet Elliott is always a good one full of pulpy goodness as Garnet Elliot never disappoints. Such is the case with Dragon By The Bay, his latest novelette set in San Francisco in 1866. The Civil War is over, the Gold Rush is very much on, and people are active above and below ground…


Posted on October 4, 2015 at 11:09am

Review: "Flash And Bang: A Short Mystery Fiction Society Anthology" Edited by J. Alan Hartman

After watching the success of anthologies from other writers groups have had in recent months, the members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society embarked on their own anthology. Over three hundred entries were whittled down to the final nineteen tales showcased in the book. Variety is the key in Flash And…


Posted on October 4, 2015 at 10:30am

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