March 2017 Blog Posts (42)

DANIEL VLASATY - A NEW AND DIFFERENT KIND OF PAIN (2017)

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David works for Anthony Benedetti, the meanest dude on the north side of Chicago. David’s his muscle. David does what Anthony tells him to do. So when he’s told to go pick up a briefcase containing half a million dollars from a sleazy bar…
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Added by Colman on March 31, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Review News

It what has been very rare since my Mom passed two months ago, I have back to back new reviews.

Today on the blog, I review Where I Can See You by Larry D. Sweazy.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 31, 2017 at 6:34am — No Comments

BILL CRIDER - PIANO MAN (2014)

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The piano man has one rule: Don't get involved. Just play the songs. But can he live by that rule when he witnesses a horrific crime? And what price will he pay if he breaks it?

Stretching a point to regard this one as a read in its…
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Added by Colman on March 30, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Review News

It is review time on the blog again today.

Among other new things on the blog today I review QUICK: A HUNTER KINCAID MYSTERY by Billy Kring.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 30, 2017 at 3:33am — No Comments

BRYAN SMITH - 68 KILL (2013)

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Now a motion picture directed by Trent Haaga and starring Matthew Gray Gubler from CRIMINAL MINDS.
 
"In his gripping crime thriller 68 KILL, Bryan Smith grabs your face like a bowling ball and pulls you through a nightmarish road trip…
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Added by Colman on March 29, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

DECEMBER 2016 - ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY - 6 OF THE BEST!

I'm still playing catch up with a post that in the normal scheme of things would have appeared months ago. Still it keeps me out of mischief and it does entertain me.

Which of these 6 floats your boat?…





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Added by Colman on March 28, 2017 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Guest Stephanie Osborn

In case you missed it yesterday, my guest was award winning author Stephanie Osborn.

Billing herself as the “the Interstellar Woman of Mystery” she has been a real life rocket scientist and is the author, co-author, or contributor to more than thirty books including a number of science fiction…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 28, 2017 at 11:45am — No Comments

Review News

With everything here, I missed this book when it first came out last fall. Finally found out and it was another good one.

My review of ESCAPE CLAUSE: A VIRGIL FLOWERS NOVEL by John Sandford.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 28, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

Review News

Today on the blog I review THE GUN ALSO RISES: AN AARON TUCKER MYSTERY  by Jeffrey Cohen.

This is a ten thousand word short story that is also a prequel to the very good mystery series.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 28, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

NOVEMBER 2016 - ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY

More for my own amusement (and to satisfy my inner OCD) rather than the slightest possibility that this post might be of any interest to anyone else - I like to spotlight incoming books to my library each month.



Having taken a few months off from blogging at the back end of last year, I'm playing catch up.



November 2016 was depending on your view point a good month, or a bad month - I only added two books to my collection - one from the…

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Added by Colman on March 27, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SIMON MALTMAN

Northern Irish author, Simon Maltman answers a few questions for me about his reading and writing habits....



Is the writing full-time? What’s the day job or what were you in your pre-writing life?
 
I'm…
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Added by Colman on March 26, 2017 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Kevin's Corner: Guest Reviewer John Stickney Reviews Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck

Kevin's Corner: Guest Reviewer John Stickney Reviews Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 26, 2017 at 11:32am — No Comments

Review: Escape Cluase by John Sandford

Among other new items on the blog today, I review ESCAPE CLAUSE: A VIRGIL FLOWERS NOVEL by John Sandford.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 26, 2017 at 11:27am — No Comments

SIMON MALTMAN - MORE FACES (2017)

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More Faces is a crime short story collection from A Chaser on the Rocks author Simon Maltman. The twelve mystery noirs included feature published and previously unpublished stories and all series shorts currently available. Take a journey across Northern…
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Added by Colman on March 26, 2017 at 12:38am — No Comments

FFB Review for March 24, 2017

Friday means Friday's Forgotten Books.

Among other new things already on the blog this morning is Barry’s FFB review of Mr. Monk In Trouble by Lee Goldberg. Come read and comment.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 25, 2017 at 12:54am — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH VERGE LE NOIR

Verge Le Noir, author of  Desperados and other things was kind enough to take a turn in the stocks while I fired off a few questions at him.......











I’ll assume the writing isn’t full time, so what’s the day job?



You…

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Added by Colman on March 24, 2017 at 6:23pm — No Comments

VERGE LE NOIR - DESPERADOS (2016)

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By crossing the U. S. border, Julio Roman embarks on a roller coaster ride.
 
With hellhounds on his trail, he navigates an America he did not imagine. The land of the free ain't paved with gold; rather it is a place where desperate…
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Added by Colman on March 23, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

THOMAS PLUCK - GET PLUCKED: 13 TWISTED TALES (2015)

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In a tribute to Elmore Leonard, a computer nerd and an Island barmaid race against the mob; a shifty construction foreman encounters zombies and sex dungeons in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; visitors review the Overlook hotel from THE SHINING; a…
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Added by Colman on March 22, 2017 at 7:28pm — No Comments

What's Left Behind

I got the idea for this story after watching a real-life crime documentary about a murdered teenage girl. She set out for school one day walking through a wooded area and was never to return home again. Her body was discovered several days later, she’d been strangled. Her killer was never found,…

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Added by Lynette Rees on March 22, 2017 at 6:01am — No Comments

MICK HERRON - DEAD LIONS (2013)

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Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award
 
A BBC Front Row best crime novel of the year
 
A Times crime and thriller book of the year
 
'The finest new crime series…
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Added by Colman on March 21, 2017 at 5:36pm — No Comments

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