January 2016 Blog Posts (8)

Review: "Ghost of the Karankawa: A Bill Travis Mystery" by George Wier

In a mystery series that started with The Last Call several years ago, Bill Travis has been known to get involved one way or another in some very strange situations. Often he gets into cases where one can almost hear the Twilight Zone theme music playing in the background. Such is the case here with the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 17, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Review: "Hannibal Jones Mystery: Christmas Short Stories" by Austin S. Camacho

This fast moving read contains three short stories set in the holiday season. Opening with “No Place To Spend Christmas” where coming through a window in the middle of the night is not the best way to get help. But, that is what he did as he had a definite reason. He needs her help and Alexis Reedy knows…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 17, 2016 at 5:41am — No Comments

Review: "Smoke and Mirrors: A Hannibal Jones Mystery Short Story" by Austin S. Camacho

A Hannibal Jones short story is a treat and Smoke and Mirrors proves to be no exception. The wildfires in southern California have done a real number on the area. Hannibal Jones knows that after seeing the destruction from the air as his plane headed into San Diego.

 

What he didn’t…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 17, 2016 at 5:26am — No Comments

Criminal Potential

A BOY WITH POTENTIAL

 

 I hate that question, 'How do you get your ideas?' But for once I can answer.

Some years ago I was watching the news.  A U.S school was in a state of panic after multiple shootings by an adolescent.  The account was truly shocking and the outcomes were followed closely by the media over several days. Sadly, there have been other such events since, in and outside of…

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Added by Rosalind Minett on January 16, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

2 Books For You

Start the year with a couple of books that feature my work.

 

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. The book…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 6, 2016 at 12:06am — No Comments

Review: "The Crossing" by Michael Connelly

It has been approximately a year since the events of The Burning Room and these days find Bosch retired, suing the LAPD over the retirement and other issues, and spending his time working on …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 1, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

Review: "Thuglit Presents CRUEL YULE" edited by Todd Robinson

Known for their very good bimonthly magazine of crime fiction (often very dark and twisted), the Thuglit folks put together their first themed holiday collection. Thuglit Presents Cruel Yule is an anthology of 11 twisted stories set during the holiday season. If you are have ever considered the idea…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 1, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Review: "The Crossing Places" by Ellly Griffiths

Archeologist Ruth Galloway lives alone in a small cottage on the edge of an area known as “the Saltmarsh.” It is a coastal land of desolation where the sky and sea meet. It is a treacherous and dangerous land of stark beauty and one that few people enjoy. She is far from her south London upbringing as well…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 1, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

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