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MARK PRYOR - THE BUTTON MAN

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In this prequel to The Bookseller, former FBI profiler Hugo Marston has just become head of security at the US Embassy in London. He’s asked to protect a famous movie-star couple, Dayton Harper and Ginny Ferro, who, while filming a movie in rural England, killed a…
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Added by Colman on November 28, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments

KEITH NIXON - FAT GARY

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Vengeance stalks Konstantin Boryakov in the obese shape of Fat Gary.
From the author of The Fix comes another episode in the life Konstantin Boryakov, the enigmatic tramp who claims to be ex-KGB and in hiding. A man with a dark past and a darker…
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Added by Colman on November 27, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments

BEN SOLOMON - THE HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE 1

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"My highest recommendation for The Hard-Boiled Detective by Ben Solomon."
— Robert W. Walker, author of Cutting Edge and Grave Instinct
 
For the first time, the original 11 yarns from Solomon's…
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Added by Colman on November 26, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Review: The Laced Chameleon

The Laced Chameleon was a standout in several ways: it included more than a casual dose of New Orleans atmosphere, it packed in some history I didn't know about, and it presented a strong female protagonist: all elements that make this more than your usual genre read.

The novel is set in 1862 New Orleans during the Civil War, when the Union Army occupied New Orleans, and delves into the social and racial structure of the city by presenting the life of a 'quadroon' (a person resulting…

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Added by Diane Donovan on November 26, 2014 at 4:11am — No Comments

MURDER BEACH MYSTERY REVIEWS - Review of Stephen King's REVIVAL.

 A tale of dark healing forces. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com

Added by William Wilde on November 26, 2014 at 2:51am — No Comments

PHIL HOGAN - A PLEASURE AND A CALLING

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Praise 
A wonderfully creepy novel, macabre and blackly comic with a deeply unsettling and original hero." Rosamund Lupton
 
"Very clever. A creepily alluring voice" Julia Crouch, author of Cuckoo…
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Added by Colman on November 25, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Review: Susan Fleet's Natalie's Art

I read so much in the area of mystery/detective/thriller novels, it's hard to pick a standout - but one of my more recent reads was Natalie's Art - and because it's a series title that truly stands alone, it's a fine recommendation.

To call Natalie's Art a 'mystery' would do it a disservice, though mystery is one element of its story. To call it a 'thriller' would be too vague, though there are many plot twists and plenty of intrigue that would appeal to fans of this…

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Added by Diane Donovan on November 25, 2014 at 3:56am — No Comments

MARK KOTTING - TEACH HER

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Teach Her is a fast moving, darkly humorous novel. A who did what to who and why.
A teacher is in for the chop. An ex pupil with psychotic tendencies wants answers. A one legged soldier home from war has revenge in his…
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Added by Colman on November 24, 2014 at 9:09pm — No Comments

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

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