April 2017 Blog Posts (14)

Novella Review

Today on the blog I review the eighth installment of The Drifter Detective Series titled Two-Trick Pony. This latest installment, written by Garnett Elliott, is a tale told in two parts spanning 11 years as private detective Jack Laramie deals with mysteries and ghosts of his…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 25, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Today on the blog, please welcome Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton who reviews the latest installment of one of my all-time series. She reviews COME DARK by Steven F. Havill.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 23, 2017 at 2:07am — No Comments

FFB Review for April 21, 2017

THE OUTCAST DEAD by Elly Griffiths is the subject of my review today for FFB …


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 22, 2017 at 10:23am — No Comments

Review: Where I Can See You by Larry D. Sweazy

Detroit has nothing for him now and Hud Mathews has come home to work for his small hometown police force. It is tough to come back as the area holds so many very painful memories as well as unresolved questions. Some locals are unhappy that Hud is back as it means somebody else is in their way up the ladder…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 17, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Review: Quick: A Hunter Kincaid Mystery by Billy Kring

Border Patrol Agent Hunter Kincaid saw the murder happen, but was powerless to prevent it.

From a half mile away from where she stood on the side of Devil’s Ridge watching through binoculars, she saw the big man shoot the Mexican in the head. She had no idea who the guy was, but he was clearly huge. She…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 17, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments

My Guest Today

Please welcome back Jeanne of the Bookblog of the Bristol Public Library as she considers the first person technique in terms of cozies.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 16, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Review News

Today I review the third book in the Al Quinn series set in Texas, Throw The Texas Dog A Bone: An Al Quinn Novel by Russ Hall.

My spoiler free review also contains links to the earlier books in the series as they should be read in order.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 14, 2017 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Review: The Gun Also Rises: An Aaron Tucker Mystery by Jeffrey Cohen

While billed as book four of the Aaron Tucker Mystery Series, the short story titled, The Gun Also Rises, is also a prequel to the series. For readers familiar with the books, this ten thousand word short story is an explanation of how things got started with characters we already…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 13, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments

9 Key Steps for a Successful Crime Scene Investigation


Photo courtesy of augustacrime.com.

To perform a successful crime scene investigation, there are a myriad of individual procedures used by investigators. And, of course, different crimes call for specific methods. Despite, however, the various tactics and…


Added by Jennifer Chase on April 8, 2017 at 7:43am — No Comments

6 Groundbreaking Moments in Criminal Justice

Throughout history, the criminal justice system—both domestic and abroad—has been consistently challenged to develop innovations to combat the growing threats that confront society. Here are six historical moments that forever changed how law and order is preserved.


Photo courtesy of wichita.edu.

The First Murder Solved by Utilizing Fingerprints (1892)

The world’s first fingerprint classification…


Added by Jennifer Chase on April 8, 2017 at 7:41am — No Comments

Review: Escape Clause by John Sandford

It is late summer in Minnesota and just shortly after the events in Extreme Prey. Virgil well knows what went on with his old boss Lucas Davenport, so he isn’t surprised when those in charge of  the …


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 8, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

My Guest Today

It has been some time, but Earl Staggs is back today.

This time he is  considering Belle Gunness and her record in his post titled BELLE GUNNESS – Black Widow, Serial Killer, Gone Girl.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 7, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments

2017 Derringer Finalists

As President of The Short Mystery Fiction Society, I invite you to read our announcement of the 2017 Derringer Finalists. Winners will be announced May 1st.


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 6, 2017 at 3:32am — No Comments

FFB Review for March 31, 2017

A few years ago, Barry reviewed a Carl Hiassen book titled Lucky You for FFB.

I had not read him at that time. I still have not. Barry is back today with another review of a Carl Hiassen book. This time he reviews Nature Girl.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 1, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

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