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JONATHAN AMES - YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

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A hero whose favourite weapon is a hammer clearly has issues. Lots of them.
 
Novelist, essayist, and creator of the beloved HBO series "Bored to Death," Jonathan Ames is celebrated not only for his comic sensibilities…
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Added by Colman on November 24, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments

LEE GOLDBERG/JANET EVANOVICH - THE SHELL GAME

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When rookie FBI agent Kate O'Hare meets career conman Nick Fox there's bound to be a sting in the tale.
 
Fresh out of Quantico and looking forward to her first FBI assignment, Kate O'Hare is teamed up with high-end security expert,…
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Added by Colman on November 22, 2014 at 5:46pm — No Comments

NEW HORROR/CRIME TREAT

THE LAST OMEN Paranormal, Horror, C RIME Treat http://ow.ly/CdXyv Occult at www.snedelton.com #ASMSG…

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Added by STEVEN NEDELTON on November 22, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Toys

toys There are times that I don't enjoy being an adult. Sometimes I want to be a child again.

I get this feeling whenever I read a book with a child in it playing with a toy.

See, that's the key word. Toy. Sometimes, I don't like the word. It brings back an aching nostalgia. Two years away from being fifty, I miss my childhood toys. My bunny, play pistols, Tonka toys, trucks and cars, rocket ships,…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on November 22, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

NORBERT DAVIS -OH MURDERER MINE (1946)

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Doan, the 'hero' of this story is a small-time detective with a dry, sardonic wit, and a huge Great Dane (Carstairs--don't call him a "pet") in these absolutely delightful series of humor-tinged mysteries. Great fun that shouldn't be…
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Added by Colman on November 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Kill with a Borrowed Knife by Michael Wreford

China, the eve of the September 11 attacks. A powerful cyber weapon is about to be released. Only one man can stop it ...



Journalist and SIS (MI6) contract agent George Quant arrives on the run in Beijing. Estranged from Karen, his Moscow-based handler, George is thrust into Asia's…

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Added by Dee Owen on November 21, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

LEE GOLDBERG/JANET EVANOVICH - PROS AND CONS

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A short story introducing FBI special agent Kate O'Hare and international con artist Nicolas Fox: soon to appear again in THE CHASE.
 
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent…
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Added by Colman on November 20, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

KEITH NIXON - PLASTIC FANTASTIC

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From the author of best-selling THE FIX, comes another chapter in Konstantin Boryakov’s life, the enigmatic tramp who claims to be ex-KGB and in hiding. A man with a dark past and a darker future.
 
Fidelity Brown has a problem.…
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Added by Colman on November 19, 2014 at 6:44pm — No Comments

LINDA GRANT - I MURDERED MY LIBRARY

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What happens when you begin to build a library in childhood and then find you have too many books? From a small collection held together by a pair of plaster of Paris horse-head bookends to books piled on stairs, and in front of each other on shelves,…
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Added by Colman on November 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

MICHAEL AVALLONE - SHOCK CORRIDOR

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AN UNSOLVED MURDER IN A MADHOUSE
 
There’s been a savage killing in an asylum for the insane.
 
Johnny Barrett is a journalist, and he wants to solve the case. He also wants…
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Added by Colman on November 17, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments

ROB KITCHIN - STUMPED

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“...a unique combination of comedy, both gentle and black, and Grand Guignol murder and mayhem. The story is full of clever and convincing twists at every turn and is packed with characters, especially villains, drawn with an almost Dickensian colour and intensity. Funny,…
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Added by Colman on November 16, 2014 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Review: "Morale Was Down" by Evan Ronan

Morale is always down and the complaining is always up no matter where you work. In this case you work in an office on the 3rd floor. You know things are not better anywhere else because the green pastures elsewhere you hear about through the rumor mill don’t exist.

 

Besides, if you were…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 16, 2014 at 12:25am — No Comments

KYLE MINOR - THE TRUTH AND ALL ITS UGLY

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A father, a son, a suicide, a pink piano, an axe, a robot, yellow jackets affixed to the eyes of Precious Moments figurines, and the news about how "dead trees got not one thing on milkweed and sumac, horsemint and sweet William." A tour-de-force at story…
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Added by Colman on November 15, 2014 at 7:13pm — No Comments

MIKE MONSON - CRIMINAL LOVE AND OTHER STORIES

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Dirty noir short and flash fiction stories of crime, criminals, love and sex in California's Central Valley and elsewhere
 
Another chance purchase when browsing Amazon recently and well worth the cost of the admission to these 20 plus…
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Added by Colman on November 14, 2014 at 6:22pm — No Comments

MURDER BEACH MYSTERY REVIEWS - Review of The Burning Room by Michael Connelly.

 A first-rate police procedural. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com/

Added by William Wilde on November 14, 2014 at 3:35am — No Comments

OLEN STEINHAUER - YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON

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"You Know What's Going On" is a novella (47 pages in the printed edition) originally published in Agents of Treachery, an espionage-fiction anthology edited by Otto Penzler.


Like my recent books (The TouristThe Nearest…
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Added by Colman on November 13, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

SMOKESCREEN - BOOK TRAILER

Added by Khaled Talib on November 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

JESS WALTER - DON'T EAT CAT

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In this brilliantly entertaining send-up of zombie lit, Edgar Award winner and…
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Added by Colman on November 12, 2014 at 3:45pm — No Comments

VICTORIA DOUGHERTY - THE BONE CHURCH

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In the surreal and paranoid underworld of wartime Prague, fugitive lovers Felix Andel and Magdalena Ruza make some dubious alliances – with a mysterious Roman Catholic cardinal, a reckless sculptor intent on making a big political statement, and a…
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Added by Colman on November 11, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

VICTORIA DOUGHERTY - THE BONE CHURCH

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In the surreal and paranoid underworld of wartime Prague, fugitive lovers Felix Andel and Magdalena Ruza make some dubious alliances – with a mysterious Roman Catholic cardinal, a reckless sculptor intent on making a big political statement, and a…
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Added by Colman on November 11, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

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