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With Sandi having radiation every day, trying to gear up for my duties as the new President of the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and lots of other things, life here has been pretty hectic. So, I got a late start to participating in this year’s Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale from July 1 – 31, 2016.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 23, 2016 at 3:50am — No Comments

Monday With Kaye for July 18, 2016

Another Monday With Kaye, like air conditioning, is a very good thing. Kaye George reviewed Down the Darkest Street by Alex Segura.

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 23, 2016 at 3:40am — No Comments

Guest Post

Please welcome back Jeanne of the Bristol Public Library with a few thoughts regarding brand names in stories. When I think of this sort of thing, I think of Stuart Woods and his Stone Barrington series where the brand name dropping is everywhere on nearly every page. I don’t think so much about how such tactics…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 23, 2016 at 3:38am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Earl Staggs

Guest Reviewer Earl Staggs reviews Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay by Barry Ergang.

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 23, 2016 at 3:36am — No Comments

FFB Review Today

Barry is back for Friday’s Forgotten Books hosted by Patti Abbott. Today Barry reviews A CHAIN OF EVIDENCE (1912) by Carolyn Wells.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 23, 2016 at 3:33am — No Comments

IAIN RYAN - FOUR DAYS (2015)

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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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Added by Colman on July 22, 2016 at 6:33pm — No Comments

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

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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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Added by Colman on July 21, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments

AUGUSTO DE ANGELIS - THE HOTEL OF THE THREE ROSES (1936/2016)

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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…
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Added by Colman on July 20, 2016 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Review: "Widowmaker" by Paul Doiron

The ghost of his father continues to haunt him in the latest in the Game Warden Mike Bowditch series, Widowmaker. So too does a training film he saw on his first day as a cadet of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. That message five years ago stuck in his mind and regularly appears in his nightmares.

 

He had just been thinking about the film and the message delivered by the instructor when a strange vehicle appeared at the road down by the end of his drive…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 17, 2016 at 1:52am — No Comments

Review: "The Last Laugh: Crime Stories" by Paul D. Brazill

The Last Laugh, a collection of short crime stories by Paul D. Brazill, opens with the signature story “The Last Laugh.” Godard comes back to reality on a hot day in the doorway of a record shop. He might  be in Madrid, but he isn’t sure. The dream might have been real or might not. It has been a bad few days and he is feeling it in every fiber of his being. Though, for a man that is supposed to be dead, he is doing okay. Well enough to deal with a complicated problem because,…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 17, 2016 at 1:29am — No Comments

Review: "The Guns of Retribution" by Icy Sedgewick

The plan is for Bounty Hunter Grey O’ Donnell,  Mahko,  and Billy Cole to get on board the train as it comes out the canyon a few miles away from Retribution, Arizona.  O’Donnell knows Blackjack Hudson is on the train and planning to steal a large package out of the mail car located near the rear of the train.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 17, 2016 at 12:55am — No Comments

New Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH Mystery Novel



"Murder on the Island," #5 in the Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH mystery series is now out in Paper and ebook and available…

Added by Jed Power on July 16, 2016 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

Murder of the Hula Dancers (A Leila Kahana Maui Mystery)

Murder of the Hula Dancers is the third book in the popular Leila Kahana series of Maui mystery and suspense novels, following Murder in Maui and Murder on Kaanapali Beach, by bestselling crime…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on July 12, 2016 at 4:06am — No Comments

Dead in Kihei (An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery)

From award winning crime writer R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of the Murder in Hawaii Mysteries, comes the second book in the Hawaii detective series, Dead in Kihei: An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery. 



Private investigator Eddie Naku's latest case involves the…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on July 12, 2016 at 3:59am — No Comments

Review: "You Can Call Me Lucky (Kit Tolliver #3)" by Lawrence Block

She saw him at the craps table. Western clothing in style, but it was the fancy haircut that drew her attention. It stood out and commanded attention from anywhere in the room. Clearly the man is a long way from home as he works the craps table in the casino in Michigan. He’s noticed her as well in You…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 10, 2016 at 12:16am — No Comments

Review: "Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay" by Barry Ergang

Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay begins with “Jewel of Denial.” The owners of the Forest Grove Inn, Lainie Truscott and Frank Truscott, were thrilled when the wealthy widow, Ramona Braithwaite came to stay with them. Mrs. Braithwaite was also quite pleased with her accommodations.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 9, 2016 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Review: "OFF THE GRID" by C. J. Box

Nate Romanowski has been found despite his best efforts in staying off the grid. It is October in the Upper North Platte River Valley when the quiet is broken by armed new arrivals at the ranch owned by Dr. Bucholz. The ranch is large and has provided sanctuary to Nate as he recovers from recent events and hiding…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 7, 2016 at 6:52am — No Comments

Review: "Torn And Frayed: The Drifter Detective Series Number 7" by David Cranmer

The night of August 15, 1951 finds Jack Laramie on the road just, outside of Clyde, Texas. The private detective stops for gas and food. The waitress, Vicky Mae, does not appreciate the small joke Jack makes as she serves him a cup of coffee.  His joke was also very much not appreciated by the man who clearly …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 6, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments

Blog Guest --Author EARL STAGGS

As June draws to a close it is time once again for the latest “History’s Rich With Mysteries” column by Texas author Earl Staggs. This time he looks at the case of Alice Crimmons which happened long before the kind of coverage such a situation would bring about these days.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 30, 2016 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

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