Kevin R. Tipple
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Anna Pigeon is back in "Destroyer Angel" by Nevada Barr

It was supposed to be a simple and relaxing float trip for National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon and friends. Heath Jarod and her daughter, Elizabeth, will be along as will Leah and her daughter, Katie. Both the girls are teens and have little in common. The Fox River in Northern Minnesota is the destination. The trip is to serves as a much needed break for Anna as well as a way to test various methods and equipment for paraplegics to access the wildness. For Heath the trip is another step…See More
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Review: "Wrecked" by Tricia Fields

The series that began with the award winning, The Territory, and continued in Scratchgravel Road, continues in the recently released Wrecked. While this novel could be read as a standalone, because of the numerous references to the two prior books scattered throughout this novel, readers who have read the earlier works will appreciate this one more. Some of those references are clear spoilers for the prior books. Deep in southwest Texas in the Big Bend region lays the small town of Artemis,…See More
Saturday
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Review: "The Contractors" by Harry Hunsicker

Anyone who has read the Lee Henry Oswald series by Harry Hunsicker knows that the author does not write the Dallas Chamber of Commerce ad copy type of books. The Dallas streets in his books are not of glitter and not necessarily always mean. Instead, these streets are broken dreams, cracked asphalt and the five dollar whore on the corner who might be turning tricks to feed the child she will soon lose to the state. These are streets where nobody cares because everybody has a sob story. Bad…See More
Apr 14
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Review: "Lion Plays Rough: A Leo Maxwell Mystery" by Lachlan Smith

Teddy Maxwell had been the best criminal defense lawyer in town though he certainly wasn’t the most ethical. A gunshot to the head took him down and pretty much stopped his legal career. These days while he does show up at the office, he has a hard time with memory issues and various cognitive problems. It’s been two and a half years since that day and Leo Maxwell still hopes that someday his brother might live on his own. In the meantime Leo has a major trial coming up with his client Marty…See More
Apr 9
Kevin R. Tipple replied to David DeLee's discussion Harry Bosch on TV
"I never saw Connelly say that. One would think he should know. I'm not a fan of the actor that is playing Bosch and he isn't who I imagine Bosch to be. Still, it would be nice if this deal really works."
Mar 13
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Mar 13
Kevin R. Tipple replied to David DeLee's discussion Harry Bosch on TV
"It was announced yesterday that it had been picked up by Amazon Studios."
Mar 13
Kevin R. Tipple commented on Kevin R. Tipple's blog post Review: "Thuglit: Issue Nine" edited by Todd Robinson
"Just saw this today....sorry about the late reply. That he is and as a reader and a writer it is much appreciated."
Mar 13
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Mar 10
Dana King commented on Kevin R. Tipple's blog post Review: "Thuglit: Issue Nine" edited by Todd Robinson
"Todd Robinson does great work keeping noir fiction moving with Thuglit and is a hell of a writer himself. Scary to see how many well-known writers got their start in Thuglit (Stuart Neville and Hilary Davidson come to mind.)"
Feb 25
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Review: "Thuglit: Issue Nine" edited by Todd Robinson

Thuglit: Issue Nine opens with “How to Make the Perfect New York Bagel” by Rob W. Hart. Mikey, like his father before him, makes bagels either plain or with salt. While the neighborhood on the Lower East Side is changing around him, he isn’t about to change the way he makes bagels or the way he handles his business. At his age he isn’t about to change in a story that is as much about the past as it is about the present. Sometimes old school is still the best way no matter how things are done…See More
Feb 23
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Review: "Nightzone: The Posadas County Mysteries" by Steven F. Havill

Known for his legendary insomnia it would surprise no one to learn that retired Posadas County sheriff Bill Gastner is out and about somewhere in the county in the long hours of the night. This February night at one in the morning finds him on a rim rock of Cat Mesa wrapped up in a blanket looking at the stars and thinking about Bennett's Trail and his recent discovery of a Colt single action revolver lodged in a nearby crevice. Along with the possible history of a legendary weapon, also on his…See More
Feb 21
Kevin R. Tipple replied to David DeLee's discussion Harry Bosch on TV
"Same issue here as well."
Feb 19
Kevin R. Tipple replied to David DeLee's discussion Harry Bosch on TV
"We watched and were disappointed--especially my wife who has not read the books and has heard me rave about them. Don't worry. We will not be voting."
Feb 19
Kevin R. Tipple posted a blog post

Review: Baby Shark's Grass Widow Legacy" by Robert Fate

It is June 1961 as this sixth book in the series opens. Kristin Van Dijk, known to one and all as “Baby Shark,” has always pushed things to the edge. While never fully expressed, no matter the situation, she carries herself with an attitude that she does not care whether she lives or dies. Working with Fort Worth Private Investigator Otis Millett has not polished her rough edges though he and others have tried. Working for him has increased her skill set while also making violent situations…See More
Feb 19
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Feb 10

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Kevin R. Tipple's Blog

Anna Pigeon is back in "Destroyer Angel" by Nevada Barr

It was supposed to be a simple and relaxing float trip for National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon and friends. Heath Jarod and her daughter, Elizabeth, will be along as will Leah and her daughter, Katie. Both the girls are teens and have little in common. The Fox River in Northern Minnesota is the destination. The trip is to serves as a much needed break for Anna as well as a way to test various methods and equipment for paraplegics to access the wildness. For Heath the trip is another…

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Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:28pm

Review: "Wrecked" by Tricia Fields

The series that began with the award winning, The Territory, and continued in Scratchgravel Road, continues in the recently released Wrecked. While this novel could be read as a standalone, because of the numerous references to the two prior books scattered throughout this novel, readers who have read the earlier works will appreciate this one more. Some of those references are clear spoilers for the prior books.

 

Deep in…

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Posted on April 19, 2014 at 11:38pm

Review: "The Contractors" by Harry Hunsicker

Anyone who has read the Lee Henry Oswald series by Harry Hunsicker knows that the author does not write the Dallas Chamber of Commerce ad copy type of books. The Dallas streets in his books are not of glitter and not necessarily always mean. Instead, these streets are broken dreams, cracked asphalt and the five dollar whore on the corner who might be turning tricks to feed the child she will soon lose to the state. These are streets where nobody cares because everybody has a…

Continue

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:45am

Review: "Lion Plays Rough: A Leo Maxwell Mystery" by Lachlan Smith

Teddy Maxwell had been the best criminal defense lawyer in town though he certainly wasn’t the most ethical. A gunshot to the head took him down and pretty much stopped his legal career. These days while he does show up at the office, he has a hard time with memory issues and various cognitive problems. It’s been two and a half years since that day and Leo Maxwell still hopes that someday his brother might live on his own.

 

In the meantime Leo has a major trial coming up with…

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Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:49pm

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