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Like Many Here I Also Have A Book Out

More than one actually, but this one is all mine. You may have heard of it......

 

Mind Slices: A Collection of New and Previously Published Stories—16 stories in fantasy, science fiction, mystery, suspense, and mainstream fiction, with some stories blending genres.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 28, 2016 at 1:25am — No Comments

For Our Younger Readers....

This one blends a fantasy with a strong mystery angle....…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 28, 2016 at 1:23am — No Comments

From A Year Ago Today...

as we spin the review way back machine....…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 28, 2016 at 1:20am — No Comments

DOUGLAS SKELTON - BLOOD CITY (2013)

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Meet Davie McCall - not your average henchman. Abused and tormented by his father for fifteen years, there is a darkness in him searching for a way out. Under the wing of Glasgow's Godfather, Joe 'the Tailor' Klein, he flourishes. Joe the Tailor may be a killer, but there…
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Added by Colman on August 27, 2016 at 6:40pm — No Comments

CHARLIE WILLIAMS - YOUR PLACE IS IN THE SHADOWS (2013)yo

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Six stories from Charlie Williams, renowned author of the Mangel series. An ill-starred young man is frustrated by a faulty lucky amulet. A new lodger introduces two flatmates to a card game with stakes too high for any…

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Added by Colman on August 24, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

The Tunnel Runner

Cameron Trost and Black Beacon Books invite you to the online launch of "The Tunnel Runner", a tale of urban adventure, social discontent, and psychological suspense. There will be competitions, sneak peeks, and details on the places and music that inspired the tunnel world.

Online Shop: http://trostlibrary.blogspot.com/p/the-tunnel-runner.html

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Added by Cameron Trost on August 24, 2016 at 8:03am — No Comments

NIK FROBENIUS - DARK BRANCHES (2015)

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Author Joe Uddermann has published an autobiographical novel about certain dark events in his past. Expectations run high both in the publishing house and the media, but after an appearance on television sinister things begin to happen:…
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Added by Colman on August 23, 2016 at 7:52pm — No Comments

LARRY D. SWEAZY - SEE ALSO MURDER (2015)

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1964—Life on the North Dakota farm hasn’t always been easy for Marjorie Trumaine. She has begun working as a professional indexer to help with the bills—which have only gotten worse since the accident that left her husband, Hank, blind and paralyzed. When her…
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Added by Colman on August 22, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Review: Crime Syndicate Magazine: Issue 2 Edited by Michael Pool and Dietrich Kalteis

The second issue of Crime Syndicate Magazine proves that the first issue was not a fluke. Lightening does strike twice and it certainly did in this case. “Intense” and “edgy” are often over used clichés when applied to crime fiction, but they certainly apply here in several…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 22, 2016 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Review: Black Coffee: Stories from the Noir Side of Town Editor Andrew MacRae

Edited by Andrew MacRae, Black Coffee: Stories from the Noir Side of Town. While defining what noir means can be difficult as Andrew MacRae notes in the introduction, the decision was made to let the stories included in the anthology define it. While there is commonality in the 23 definitions, there is also …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 22, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments

SMFS Member Kaye George WINS A 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for MURDER ON WHEELS.

SMFS Member Kaye George won a 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for MURDER ON WHEELS.

Nominated in the Best Fiction Short Story Anthology category and edited by Ramona DeFelice Long, Murder On Wheels…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 22, 2016 at 4:02am — No Comments

MATT COYLE - NIGHT TREMORS (2015)

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Nightmares of the man he killed two years ago still chase Rick Cahill through his sleep. The memory of his murdered wife haunts him during waking hours. His private investigative work, secretly photographing adulterers, paid for his new house but…
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Added by Colman on August 21, 2016 at 9:39pm — No Comments

My Blog Guest Today

Jeanne of the Bristol Public Library is back today with another interesting guest blog-- To Smoke or Not to Smoke?

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 20, 2016 at 11:38pm — No Comments

STEVE BREWER - BANK JOB (2005)

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"Brewer's writing is gritty and witty, tough on its characters but easy on the reader."-The Albuquerque Tribune
 
"Brewer's . . . pacing is among the best in the genre."-Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
 
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Added by Colman on August 20, 2016 at 6:17pm — No Comments

SMFS Blog: SMFS Member Nominees for Killer Nashville’s 2016 Silver Falchion Award

As President of The Short Mystery Fiction Society I invite you to come be a part of things. Today on our SMFS Blog, those members nominated for Killer Nashville’s 2016 Silver Falchion Awards are recognized. Congrats to the nominees! …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 20, 2016 at 2:27am — No Comments

FFB Review Today

I first told you about The End of Everything by Megan Abbott a few years ago. Back in late September of 2011 to be exact. She has written a lot since and I have not been able to keep up. So keep reading her

and make sure you pick up this one too. Make sure you check out the rest of the reading…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 20, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

V. H. LESLIE - BODIES OF WATER (2016)

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After ministering to fallen women in Victorian London, Evelyn has suffered a nervous breakdown and finds herself treated by the Water Doctors in the imposing Wakewater House, a hydropathy sanatorium. Years later, Wakewater House is renovated into modern apartments…
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Added by Colman on August 19, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Review: The Highwayman: A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson

There is a legend regarding the Wind River Canyon in Wyoming. The legend has several pieces including a piece involving a highway patrol officer by the name of Bobby Womack who had a complicated career tragically cut short in a fiery crash decades ago. It is a place where strange…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 19, 2016 at 1:16am — No Comments

Blog Guest--Author Judy Penz Sheluk

Author Judy Penz Sheluk recently stopped by the blog to talk about about Agatha Christie, writing, and more. Come take a look and check out her new book Skeletons In The Attic.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 19, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

Review: "Someone Always Knows: A Sharon McCone Mystery" by Marcia Muller

Gage Renshaw was supposed to be dead. At least that was what Sharon McCone and Hy Ripinsky had thought until his unwelcome appearance at the building in San Francisco. Why he is back now and what he wants isn’t clear, but the guy is certainly bad news and well known for his mind…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 19, 2016 at 12:54am — No Comments

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