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SIMON MALTMAN - MORE FACES (2017)

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More Faces is a crime short story collection from A Chaser on the Rocks author Simon Maltman. The twelve mystery noirs included feature published and previously unpublished stories and all series shorts currently available. Take a journey across Northern…
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Added by Colman on March 26, 2017 at 12:38am — No Comments

FFB Review for March 24, 2017

Friday means Friday's Forgotten Books.

Among other new things already on the blog this morning is Barry’s FFB review of Mr. Monk In Trouble by Lee Goldberg. Come read and comment.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 25, 2017 at 12:54am — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH VERGE LE NOIR

Verge Le Noir, author of  Desperados and other things was kind enough to take a turn in the stocks while I fired off a few questions at him.......











I’ll assume the writing isn’t full time, so what’s the day job?



You…

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Added by Colman on March 24, 2017 at 6:23pm — No Comments

VERGE LE NOIR - DESPERADOS (2016)

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By crossing the U. S. border, Julio Roman embarks on a roller coaster ride.
 
With hellhounds on his trail, he navigates an America he did not imagine. The land of the free ain't paved with gold; rather it is a place where desperate…
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Added by Colman on March 23, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

THOMAS PLUCK - GET PLUCKED: 13 TWISTED TALES (2015)

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In a tribute to Elmore Leonard, a computer nerd and an Island barmaid race against the mob; a shifty construction foreman encounters zombies and sex dungeons in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; visitors review the Overlook hotel from THE SHINING; a…
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Added by Colman on March 22, 2017 at 7:28pm — No Comments

What's Left Behind

I got the idea for this story after watching a real-life crime documentary about a murdered teenage girl. She set out for school one day walking through a wooded area and was never to return home again. Her body was discovered several days later, she’d been strangled. Her killer was never found,…

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Added by Lynette Rees on March 22, 2017 at 6:01am — No Comments

MICK HERRON - DEAD LIONS (2013)

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Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award
 
A BBC Front Row best crime novel of the year
 
A Times crime and thriller book of the year
 
'The finest new crime series…
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Added by Colman on March 21, 2017 at 5:36pm — No Comments

My Blog Guest: Judy Penz Sheluk on "Fine Tuning Your Manuscript"

If you are not already following my blog, you may have missed the return of author Judy Penz Sheluk to the blog. 

In a laugh out loud guest post she discussed how errors can slip through the system.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:42pm — No Comments

A Mental Health Sunday

Despite having a ton of things around here to do including doing something about replacing the printer that decided to go belly-up yesterday, I said to heck with it today and sat outside reading. I'm a bit sunburned, especially in my face, but it was well worth it. For a few hours, I forgot about things as I was lost in the latest read from John Sandford by way of the Plano Public Library System.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer JJ Stickeny

Having recently reviewed The Last Collar by Lawrence Kelter and Frank Zafiro as well as The Origins of Benjamin Hackett by Gerald M. O'Connor, John Stickeny is back with another review.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:32pm — No Comments

FFB Review for March 17, 2017

Today for Friday’s Forgotten Books hosted by Patti Abbott, I reminded you of It Happened One Knife.

This is the second book of what is now known as the Comedy Tonight Mystery Series. It follows…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH LARRY D. SWEAZY

Author Larry D. Sweazy has had 13 books published to date, I've enjoyed three of them so…
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Added by Colman on March 20, 2017 at 5:45pm — No Comments

MARK J. NEWMAN - VIOLENCE IN THE BLOOD (2016)

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Malkie Thompson's got ambition. He'll do whatever it takes to get to the top and nothing's gonna stand in his way. Follow Thompson's rise to power from the backstreets of Glasgow to the industrial heartland of the Midlands. Join the rampage…

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Added by Colman on March 19, 2017 at 6:20pm — No Comments

JOE R. LANSDALE - THE STEEL VALENTINE (1991)

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“Even before Morley told him, Dennis knew things were about to get ugly. A man did not club you unconscious, bring you to his estate and tie you to a chair in an empty storage shed out back of the place if he merely intended to give you a valentine. Morley had…
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Added by Colman on March 18, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

TODD LUCHIK - THE CHILDREN OF THE TRANSMISSION (2015)

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Joan is a troubled woman haunted by loss and tormented by sinister voices and terrifying hallucinations. It's Christmas Eve and she walks the city streets alone looking for a missing friend, but her search leads to a shocking…

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Added by Colman on March 17, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

LARRY D. SWEAZY - WHERE I CAN SEE YOU (2017)

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Haunted by the disappearance of his mother when he was eight years old, detective Hud Matthews begins his own investigation to find out what really happened so many years before. 
 
When a rare murder occurs in the…
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Added by Colman on March 16, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

ROBIN SLOAN - MR PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE (2012)

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A New York Times bestseller, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore is an entirely charming and lovable first novel of mysterious books and dusty bookshops; it is a witty and delightful love-letter to both the old book world and the new.
Recession has…
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Added by Colman on March 15, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH JAMES/JAIME RAVEN

Jaime (James) Raven was kind enough to answer a few questions…
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Added by Colman on March 9, 2017 at 10:44pm — No Comments

SHOW ME - Suspense Thriller

A dispute between two businesswomen turns twisted and malicious. At Kindle, Nook, and iBook. …

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Added by William Wilde on March 9, 2017 at 3:42am — No Comments

CARL HIAASEN - RAZOR GIRL (2016)

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Key West is a small place, but there are criminal secrets buried everywhere . . .
 
When jumped-up reality TV star Buck Nance aggravates the crowd in a Key West bar, he incites a riot and vanishes in the melee. His…
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Added by Colman on March 8, 2017 at 11:02pm — No Comments

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