March 2017 Blog Posts (37)

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)

Synopsis/blurb….
 
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)

Synopsis/blurb….
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

My Blog Guest: Judy Penz Sheluk on "Fine Tuning Your Manuscript"

If you are not already following my blog, you may have missed the return of author Judy Penz Sheluk to the blog. 

In a laugh out loud guest post she discussed how errors can slip through the system.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:42pm — No Comments

A Mental Health Sunday

Despite having a ton of things around here to do including doing something about replacing the printer that decided to go belly-up yesterday, I said to heck with it today and sat outside reading. I'm a bit sunburned, especially in my face, but it was well worth it. For a few hours, I forgot about things as I was lost in the latest read from John Sandford by way of the Plano Public Library System.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer JJ Stickeny

Having recently reviewed The Last Collar by Lawrence Kelter and Frank Zafiro as well as The Origins of Benjamin Hackett by Gerald M. O'Connor, John Stickeny is back with another review.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:32pm — No Comments

FFB Review for March 17, 2017

Today for Friday’s Forgotten Books hosted by Patti Abbott, I reminded you of It Happened One Knife.

This is the second book of what is now known as the Comedy Tonight Mystery Series. It follows…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH LARRY D. SWEAZY

Author Larry D. Sweazy has had 13 books published to date, I've enjoyed three of them so…
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Added by Colman on March 20, 2017 at 5:45pm — No Comments

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