February 2016 Blog Posts (30)

ED McBAIN - GUNS (1976)

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Colley Donato loved guns. Even more than his women. He was sixteen when he first shot a guy – with an Astra Firecat pistol.
 
Brought up in Harlem, he lived amongst the hookers, pimps and junkies. A gun wasn’t a…
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Added by Colman on February 29, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

J. A. KAZIMER - A VERY F***ED-UP VALENTINE'S TALE (2016)

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From the author of CURSES! comes a very f***ed-up version of Little Red Riding Hood.
 
A racy red-hooded woman going over the river and through the dark and dangerous…
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Added by Colman on February 28, 2016 at 6:12pm — No Comments

LAWRENCE BLOCK - DEATH OF THE MALLORY QUEEN (2016)

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Rediscovered—a Chip Harrison short story!
 
In addition to the four novels (No Score, Chip Harrison Scores Again, Make Out With Murder, and The Topless Tulip Caper), Lawrence Block wrote two short stories about young Chip…
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Added by Colman on February 27, 2016 at 6:18pm — No Comments

LONO WAIWAIOLE - WILEY'S LAMENT (2003)

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Wiley's Lament is a violent, profane, and graphic look at a life that has spun off its rails in the wrong part of town, but it's also about remorse, renewal, and the flickering possibility of redemption.
 
Wiley is a man who ripped…
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Added by Colman on February 26, 2016 at 9:42pm — No Comments

NATHANAEL WEST - MISS LONELYHEARTS (1933)

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"Somehow or other I seem to have slipped in between all the 'schools,' " observed Nathanael West the year before his untimely death in 1940. "My books meet no needs except my own, their circulation is practically private and I'm lucky to…
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Added by Colman on February 25, 2016 at 6:59pm — No Comments

ROBERT PALMER - THE SURVIVORS (2015)

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“Do you think you know what your own mother might do? The Survivors is an up-close-and-personal mystery—the best suspense I’ve read this year. It will haunt you.”
 —DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the…
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Added by Colman on February 24, 2016 at 6:23pm — No Comments

BILL PRONZINI - CASEFILE (1983)

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It was over fifteen years ago when the big, sort-of-sloppy, brew-loving P.I. appeared on the scene, dazzling reader with keen solutions to seemingly unsolvable crimes. And just as his disheveled demeanour gave no hint of the brilliant mind that lay…
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Added by Colman on February 17, 2016 at 7:06pm — No Comments

MARK PRYOR - THE BLOOD PROMISE (2014)

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Hugo Marston must figure out what lies hidden inside an old sailor's chest before a 200-year-old blood promise is revealed and claims another life.
 
In post-Revolution Paris, an old man signs a letter in blood, then hides it in…
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Added by Colman on February 16, 2016 at 4:11pm — No Comments

ERYK PRUITT - HASHTAG (2015)

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A twisted and sinister crime story with characters and a world you'll be clawing for more of from the author of DIRTBAGS. The repercussions are felt across the American South when a pizza joint in sleepy Lake Castor, Virginia is robbed and the manager, Odie Shanks, is…
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Added by Colman on February 15, 2016 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Review: "The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel" by Robert Crais

Elvis Cole has taken quite a few strange cases over the years and the latest is going to be another one. Amy Breslyn is missing. A senior executive at Woodson Energy Solutions, Meryl Lawrence, wants Amy found fast and very quietly. The company manufactures fuels for the Department of Defense and Amy …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 14, 2016 at 1:58am — No Comments

GARRY DISHER - THE HEAT (2015)

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Wyatt needs a job.
 
A bank job would be nice, or a security van hold-up. As long as he doesn't have to work with cocky idiots and strung-out meth-heads like the Pepper brothers. That's the sort of miscalculation that buys you the wrong…
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Added by Colman on February 13, 2016 at 10:56pm — No Comments

BENEDICT J. JONES - SKEWERED AND OTHER LONDON CRUELTIES (2014)

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Benedict Jones’ novella Skewered takes us onto the mean streets of South East London. An Asian business tycoon has been kidnapped and Charlie ‘Bars’ Constaniou, just out from a third stretch in prison and stuck working in his uncle’s kebab shop, is…
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Added by Colman on February 12, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

New Release - JULIA'S ROOM

Suspense Thriller - Never go into that room. At Synergebooks. Also at Kindle, Nook, and Apple iBook. http://synergebooks.com/ebook_juliasroom.html

Added by William Wilde on February 12, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

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

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