May 2017 Blog Posts (41)

LAWRENCE BLOCK - HIT MAN (1998)



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Keller is an assassin – he is paid by the job and works for a mysterious man who nominates hits and passes on commissions from elsewhere. Keller goes in, does the job, gets…
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Added by Colman on May 31, 2017 at 6:04pm — No Comments

LARRY FONDATION - COMMON CRIMINALS: LA CRIME STORIES (2003)



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"Larry Fondation's second book reads like a collaboration between Elmore Leonard, Dennis Cooper and Eminem." - Metro Times (Detroit)…



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Added by Colman on May 30, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Short Story Month on the SMFS Blog Continues

Each day members of the Short Mystery Fiction society have shared links to where you can read their published stories online in honor of International Short Story Month. Today on the SMFS blog I had the privilege of posting the links from author John M. Floyd at at…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 30, 2017 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

It is Monday and that means Aubrey Hamilton is back on the blog today with another review. This week she reviews Murder at Madingley Grange by Caroline Graham.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 30, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments

SMFS Blog Guest Post by Jan Christensen

It is Monday and that means Jan Christensen is back today sharing wisdom…..…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 30, 2017 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Guest Post: Jeanne and Treadmill Books: Bad Luck Cat Mysteries

Starting today, Jeanne of the Bookblog of the Bristol Library is doing something new. I think it is a cool idea and I think you will too.

Treadmill Books: Bad Luck Cat Mysteries…
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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 30, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

ROB PIERCE - UNCLE DUST (2015)

ROB PIERCE - UNCLE DUST (2015)



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Dustin loves to rob banks. Dustin loves to drink. Dustin loves his women.…
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Added by Colman on May 29, 2017 at 6:03pm — No Comments

BLOG TOUR - JOHANA GUSTAWSSON - BLOCK 46

BLOG TOUR - JOHANA GUSTAWSSON - BLOCK 46



I'm on the blog tour for Johana Gustawsson's Block 46 from Orenda Books. Not…
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Added by Colman on May 28, 2017 at 6:03pm — No Comments

JOE R. LANSDALE - DEAD AIM (2013)

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Dead Aim marks the always welcome return of Joe R. Lansdale’s most enduring fictional creations: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. The result is a spare, beautifully crafted novella in…
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Added by Colman on May 27, 2017 at 6:08pm — No Comments

DAVID PUTNAM - THE VANQUISHED (2017)

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"Bruno Johnson believes so passionately in justice that he'll lie, cheat, and steal to achieve it - and he'll pulverize anybody who gets in his way." -…
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Added by Colman on May 26, 2017 at 6:47pm — No Comments

CHARLES BUKOWSKI - SOUTH OF NO NORTH (1975)



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South of No North contains some of Bukowski's best work. Among the short stories collected in the…
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Added by Colman on May 25, 2017 at 6:49pm — No Comments

JO NESBO - BLOOD ON SNOW (2015)



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From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels - a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center…
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Added by Colman on May 24, 2017 at 8:18pm — No Comments

FRANK WESTWORTH - THIRD PERSON (2014)



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A target is being stalked through rain-soaked city streets. Someone is seeking JJ Stoner, independent operative, covert investigator and occasional contract killer.…
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Added by Colman on May 23, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

T. R. PEARSON - EAST JESUS SOUTH (2014)



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Meet Buck Aldred, a former big-city homicide detective who has opted for a quieter and simpler life in the Virginia Blue Ridge. That was the plan anyway. When Buck noses around in an old missing persons case by…
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Added by Colman on May 22, 2017 at 11:25pm — No Comments

A. P. BATEMAN - THE TOWN (2016)



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Amazon #1 Bestseller



Rob Stone is taking time out to climb in the mountains of Oregon. Taking a break, drinking coffee in a diner in a small mountain town…
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Added by Colman on May 21, 2017 at 6:35pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH GERARD BRENNAN

Northern Irish author Gerard Brennan, a man who's work I've enjoyed reading more than once was kind…
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Added by Colman on May 20, 2017 at 6:17pm — No Comments

DAVE EGGERS (ed.) - McSWEENEY'S QUARTERLY No. 30 - REJOICE (2009)



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Featuring new work by Wells Tower, Michael Cera, and Etgar Keret, along with as always a bevy of…
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Added by Colman on May 19, 2017 at 7:05pm — No Comments

SAM BLAKE - LITTLE BONES (2016)



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For fans of Alex Barclay and Niamh O'Connor, Little Bones introduces Cathy Connolly, a bright…
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Added by Colman on May 18, 2017 at 6:04pm — No Comments

BRADLEY SPINELLI - THE PAINTED GUN (2017)

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It's 1997 at the dawn of the digital age in San Francisco. Ex-journalist and struggling alcoholic David "Itchy" Crane's fledgling "information consultancy" business is…
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Added by Colman on May 17, 2017 at 6:04pm — No Comments

FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT - THE PLEDGE (1958)



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Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and the detective who promises the victim's mother he will find the perpetrator. After…
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Added by Colman on May 16, 2017 at 6:04pm — No Comments

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