February 2017 Blog Posts (9)

GEORGES SIMENON - MAIGRET'S DEAD MAN (1948)

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That shoeless foot looked incongruous lying on the pavement next to another foot encased in a shoe made of black kid leather. It was naked, private.... It was Maigret who retrieved the other shoe, which lay by the kerb six or seven metres…

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Added by Colman on February 28, 2017 at 2:19am — No Comments

PATRICK E. McLEAN - THE LUCKY DIME (2017)

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Hobbs is a professional thief who takes on a heist even though the money doesn't match the risk....but the woman behind the job does. It's a bad play that blows his world apart.
 
This novella is a prequel to THE SOAK, a searing…
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Added by Colman on February 23, 2017 at 4:43pm — No Comments

JOHN MURRAY (as told to SHARON MURRAY with ABBY JONES) - CODE NAME: PAPA (2015)

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Who’d have thought a bright, but fairly ordinary young man from middle class America who got just above average grades, dated the same girl throughout high school and went to church most Sundays, would grow up to eventually head a very secretive band of brave individuals-both men and women-who regularly put their lives on the line because they wanted to protect the rest of…

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Added by Colman on February 22, 2017 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Review: A Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Fifth in the Ruth Galloway series opens with eighteen-month-old Kate answering the phone in that special way familiar to many parents. After that brief moment of levity, the mood turns somber, as Caz has called. Ruth and Carol, who always went by “Caz” back in their university days and still does,…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Review: An Unsettling Crime For Samuel Craddock: A Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel by Terry Shames

Billed as a Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel the latest read from author Terry Shames takes readers back decades ago when a young Samuel Craddock came home to be police chief of the small south Texas town, Jarret Creek. It is the mid-80s and the city council wants a younger man to deal with the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Review: A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Kate is going to be a year old as of November1, 2009 and her mother, Doctor Ruth Galloway, is keenly aware that in all likelihood she is failing at motherhood across the board.

It is one thing to be head of Forensic Archelogy at the University of North Norfolk. It is quite another thing to raise a…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

Review: The Wrong Side Of Goodbye: A Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly

While he has spent most of the last year suing the LAPD over his forced retirement, these days Harry Bosch is a private detective when he isn’t working as a reserve officer for the San Fernando PD. Bosch works for free as the small department does not have the funds to pay him. For Bosch it is a chance…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

Review News

If you are not already following my blog, you may have missed the news I had a new review up earlier this week.

I reviewed An Unsettling Crime For Samuel Craddock: A Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel by Terry Shames. After five books in the series, author Terry Shames takes readers back…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 9, 2017 at 10:53pm — No Comments

FFB Review for February 3, 2017

For FFB last week, Barry Ergang reviewed TRIAL BY FURY by Craig Rice. This week it is another all new review as Barry considers THE CRAZY MIXED-UP CORPSE by Michael Avallone. Come read! 

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 4, 2017 at 12:31pm — No Comments

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