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DANIEL VLASATY - ONLY BONES (2016)

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Daniel is a bike messenger in Chicago. He’s good at his job and takes pride in his work. In his riding. In the fact that he knows the city’s streets like the back of his hand. Daniel’s also in debt to his drug dealer, Lawrence. And when he’s offered a job…

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Added by Colman on September 28, 2016 at 6:02pm — No Comments

JONATHAN CRAIG - JUNKIE (1952)

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BY DAY-A PART-TIME SECRETARY BY NIGHT-A FULL-TIME PLAYGIRL "How long ago was that?" he asked. In the glow of the match her face seemed almost too angelic to be real. An angelic call-girl, he thought. "About a year ago," she told him. "But it seems…
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Added by Colman on September 27, 2016 at 5:32pm — No Comments

BILL PRONZINI - BOOKTAKER (1982/2011)

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The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the…
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Added by Colman on September 26, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

E. MICHAEL HELMS - DEADLY DUNES (2015)

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Hours after hiring Mac McClellan to investigate the supposed suicide of her archaeologist brother, single-mom Jessie dies in a car accident. Jessie had just showed Mac artifacts and a copy of a map Jake found, items that indicate Hernando…

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Added by Colman on September 25, 2016 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Who Is Alexander Steele?


Added by Larry J on September 25, 2016 at 3:15am — No Comments

B. R. STATEHAM - A KILLING KISS (2015)

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A Merciless Killer. A Beautiful Widow. An Innocent Child.
 
When Jacob Menten is murdered, the battle to take his place at the head of a brutal crime syndicate will be long and bloody. His innocent wife and child…
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Added by Colman on September 24, 2016 at 5:55pm — No Comments

DUNCAN WHITEHEAD - HOME FOR THE WEEKEND (2015)

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Ashley has to work late. There is a serial killer on the loose who has abducted and murdered women driving alone. Her husband and children are waiting for her, and all she wants to be is home for the…
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Added by Colman on September 23, 2016 at 4:57pm — No Comments

MARK SAFRANKO - THE FAVOR (1988)

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THE FAVOR is an economical, meticulously-plotted psychological mystery dealing with the events of a few weeks in the life of Timothy Biddle, a timid department store manager, who by dint of fated circumstance and his own weakness is involved in the commission of a serious…
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Added by Colman on September 22, 2016 at 7:08pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH MARTIN HOLMEN

It's been a while since I've read a Swedish crime novel, but I've recently finished Clinch by author Martin Holmen.



Martin was kind enough to submit to a bit of gentle questioning, but first here's a bit about the book....…



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Added by Colman on September 22, 2016 at 6:35pm — No Comments

SMFS Blog Guest Post

On the SMFS blog we have a guest post from  SMFS Member Stephen Liskow on  "Pacing in the Short Story." …





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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on September 22, 2016 at 4:19am — No Comments

IAIN RYAN - DRAINLAND (2016)

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A disgraced cop. A case gone wrong. A danger she never saw coming.
 
Laura Romano is a dishonored cop and an addict. After being sold out by her biker boyfriend, she’s reassigned to Tunnel Island, a tropical paradise…
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Added by Colman on September 21, 2016 at 7:01pm — No Comments

JONATHAN VALIN - THE LIME PIT (1980)

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The first Harry Stoner mystery
 
Harry Stoner is a private eye in the classic tradition. A loner with a history of failed relationships with women and all-too-successful relationships with bottles of scotch, he's…
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Added by Colman on September 20, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments

My Blog Guest Today

Please welcome author Mark Edwards who has a few thoughts about “domestic suspense”……

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on September 20, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments

MICK HERRON - SLOW HORSES (2010)

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Let us be clear about this much at least: Slough House is not in Slough, nor is it a house...Slough House is Jackson Lamb's kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who've screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown a…
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Added by Colman on September 19, 2016 at 5:25pm — No Comments

NICK TRIPLOW - THE DEBT (2013)

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 ‘I look into his eyes, hoping to see a glimpse of Dave Price in there. But Dave Price has gone so fuck him and fuck his family.’
 
Jacqui’s ready for closing time at her south London launderette when Terry Price,…
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Added by Colman on September 18, 2016 at 11:38pm — No Comments

FRANK BILL - CRIMES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA (2011)

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A ferocious debut that puts Frank Bill's southern Indiana on the literary map next to Cormac McCarthy's eastern Tennessee and Daniel Woodrell's Missouri Ozarks
 
Crimes in Southern Indiana is the most…
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Added by Colman on September 18, 2016 at 1:51am — No Comments

DAVE WARNER - CITY OF LIGHT (1995)

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“Jesus Christ. I found one.” These words blurted over the phone to Snowy Lane, preoccupied with a ham sandwich and the odds of getting a game with the East Fremantle league side signalled the beginning of a series of events which were to reverberate…
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Added by Colman on September 16, 2016 at 6:11pm — No Comments

FRANK WESTWORTH - FIFTH COLUMNIST (2016)

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An action-packed quick thriller featuring covert operative JJ Stoner, who uses sharp blades and blunt instruments to discreetly solve problems for the UK government. In Fifth Columnist, a bent copper is compromising national security but none of the…

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Added by Colman on September 15, 2016 at 6:49pm — No Comments

CAROLYN WESTON - POOR, POOR OPHELIA (1972)

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THE BLOCKBUSTER THRILLER THAT BECAME THE HIT TV SERIES
"THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO"
 
It's the turbulent 1970s, a time of social upheaval. The generation gap has never seemed so wide and perilous,…
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Added by Colman on September 15, 2016 at 2:53am — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH FRANK WESTWORTH



 
Frank Westworth’s new quick thriller, FIFTH COLUMNIST, is out this week. It features covert operative JJ Stoner, who uses sharp blades and blunt instruments to discreetly solve problems for the UK government. A bent copper is…
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Added by Colman on September 14, 2016 at 7:17pm — No Comments

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