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PIERRE BOILEAU AND THOMAS NARCEJAC - VERTIGO (1954)

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"Do you think it's possible to live again, Monsieur? ... I mean ... is it possible to die and then ... live again in someone else?"
 
You're no longer in the police, but when an old friend asks you to…
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Added by Colman on February 11, 2016 at 6:52pm — No Comments

ADAM HOWE - GATOR BAIT (2015)

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Prohibition-era 1930s… After an affair with the wrong man's wife, seedy piano player Smitty 
 
Three Fingers flees the city and finds himself tinkling the ivories at a Louisiana honky-tonk owned by vicious bootlegger…
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Added by Colman on February 10, 2016 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Review of New Inspector Rebus Novel

Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin. At Murder Beach Mystery Reviews. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com/

Added by William Wilde on February 10, 2016 at 3:18am — No Comments

VERGE LE NOIR - SHELL CASINGS (2014)

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This book is RATED R for violence, strong language and some sexuality.
 
In a violent crime scene SHELL CASINGS tell a story.
 
Crime Fiction Writer Verge Le Noir spins ELEVEN…
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Added by Colman on February 9, 2016 at 6:25pm — No Comments

GORDON M. WILLIAMS - THE SIEGE OF TRENCHER'S FARM (AKA STRAW DOGS) (1969)

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It was a White Christmas. A pet cat was found strangled in a snow drift. A road accident on the moor had set free a notorious child-killer. A mentally defective girl had disappeared from the village party. Snow blocked the country lanes. Telephone…
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Added by Colman on February 8, 2016 at 6:09pm — No Comments

LAWRENCE BLOCK - YOU CAN CALL ME LUCKY (KIT TOLLIVER 3) (2013)

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"You Can Call Me Lucky" first appeared in Indian Country Noir, edited by Liz "Bootsie" Martinez and Sarah Cortez, and published by Akashic Books as part of their Noir series. 
 
Bootsie is a good friend of mine, and I had a hard time saying no when she beseeched me for a story. I felt unqualified, having minimal acquaintance with American Indians and their…
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Added by Colman on February 7, 2016 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Review: "The Blue Bloods Cookbook: 120 Recipes That Will Bring Your Family To The Table" by Bridget Moynahan, Wendy Howard Goldberg, and Chris Peterson

If you are familiar with the television show Blue Bloods you are aware that every episode has the family dinner scene. Despite the busy schedules of a trauma nurse, police officers, and other family members, that dinner scene always happens. That show anchor led to the creation of the The Blue…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 7, 2016 at 2:10am — No Comments

Review: "But Not Forgotten: A Novel" by BJ Bourg

Two years after a night out with his family became a tragedy that still haunts him, Clint Wolf has moved to the small Louisiana of Mechant Loup. He is the new Chief of Police and is lucky to survive his first day on the job and a close encounter with an alligator.

 

Someone else was not so lucky…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 7, 2016 at 1:52am — No Comments

TERRY SHAMES - A DEADLY AFFAIR AT BOBTAIL RIDGE (2015)

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In the course of their developing friendship, Samuel Craddock has learned to accept that his neighbour Jenny Sandstone’s personal life is strictly secret. But when her dying mother tells Craddock that Jenny is in danger, he is confronted with a…
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Added by Colman on February 6, 2016 at 8:07pm — No Comments

ON SALE $1.98! Stories That Bite You

Nineteen dark tales of Suspense and Horror that sink their teeth into you. Includes EPIC AWARD nominated story "The Lot." At Synergebooks. http://synergebooks.com/ebook_storiesthatbiteyou.html

Added by William Wilde on February 6, 2016 at 1:18pm — No Comments

LAWRENCE BLOCK - RUDE AWAKENING (KIT TOLLIVER 2) (2013)

 

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In 2006, the estimable S J Rozan invited me to contribute a story to Bronx Noir, an anthology she'd been commissioned to edit for Akashic Books. As she'd been obliging enough to write a story for my own Manhattan Noir, I felt honour-bound to return…
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Added by Colman on February 5, 2016 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Synopsis/blurb……   Officer Randy Spelling had always wanted to be a police officer, to follow in the footsteps of her brothers and her father. Not long after joining the force, she mistakenly shoots …

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Officer Randy Spelling had always wanted to be a police officer, to follow in the footsteps of her brothers and her father. Not long after joining the force, she mistakenly shoots and kills Lakeisha Gibbs, a pregnant teenager. The community is…
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Added by Colman on February 4, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments

LAWRENCE BLOCK - IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT (KIT TOLLIVER 1) (2013)

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In 2005, Johnny Temple of Akashic Books chose me to edit an anthology of new dark stories set in Manhattan. Manhattan Noir was duly published the following year. Besides soliciting and selecting stories, my duties included writing both an…
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Added by Colman on February 3, 2016 at 6:09pm — No Comments

TODD LUCHIK - FORGOTTEN BOY (2015)

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It’s February 2003 and private detective Glenn Wozniak just wants to ride out the remainder of a cold Chicago winter perched on a bar stool, pairing shots of Irish whiskey with cheap beer. But when a client neglects to pay him for services…
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Added by Colman on February 2, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments

PETER TEMPLE - ITHACA IN MY MIND (2012)

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On a lazy summer morning, ageing author Vincent Duncan takes an unsettling phone call from his literary agent. Peter Temple indulges his humorous side in this scathingly brilliant portrayal of a writer past his peak.
Crisis time in the…
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Added by Colman on February 1, 2016 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Review: "Murder is an Art: A Mystery" by Bill Crider

Hughes Community College in Southeast Texas near Houston is a small college doing its best to survive. That means the school and its President Dr. Fieldstone can’t afford and don’t want any scandal. That includes possibly questionable artwork currently being exhibited on campus.

 

Dr. Sally Good…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 1, 2016 at 3:29am — No Comments

Review: "The Cheim Manuscript: A Shell Scott Novel" by Richard S. Prather

Mrs. Gladys Jellicoe has a serious problem and needs the help of private detective Shell Scott. He has come to her home in the Hollywood Hills from his office in the Hamilton Building on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles this warm September morning in response to her phone call. While she may have called him…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 1, 2016 at 3:18am — No Comments

Review: "Live Free or Tri: A collection of three short mystery stories" by Judy Penz Sheluk

Live Free or Tri: A collection of three short mystery stories is exactly what it purports to be as the three short story mystery tales in this book are all good ones. At forty-five pages this very recent release is also a very fast read.

 

“Live Free Or Die” starts off the book where…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 1, 2016 at 3:03am — No Comments

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - QUARRY (1976)

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Cult favorite Quarry, the killer for hire, is back in print with this debut novel and four other early works by author Max Allan Collins. They don't come any harder-boiled than Quarry. After carrying out his assignment in a down-at-heels river…
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Added by Colman on January 31, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments

PATRICIA HIGHSMITH - STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1950)

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The psychologists would call it folie a deux...
 
'Bruno slammed his palms together. 'Hey! Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Perfect…
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Added by Colman on January 30, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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