May 2017 Blog Posts (30)

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

Short Story Month on the SMFS Blog

Each day an SMFS member has shared a link or links to his or her work archived online and free to read on the internet. Today,J. H. Bográn shares “The Little Wig Factory.”…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Today on the blog Aubrey Hamilton is back and reviews The Coffin Trail by Martin Edwards Published by Poisoned Pen Press back in 2004, this is the first book in the author’s Lake District mystery series.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

JONATHAN WOODS - KISS THE DEVIL GOODNIGHT (2016)



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A road trip crime novel—as if Ellis and Palahniuk wrote a southern noir filmed by Lynch…
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Added by Colman on May 15, 2017 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Review: The Last Second Chance: An Ed Earl Burch Novel Jim Nesbitt

In the wreckage of the S&L crisis of the late 80s and early 90s, Ed Earl Burch works as a private detective. His office located near Mockingbird and Central in Dallas is in a shabby office park with a view of the time and temp sign over at the Dr. Pepper Plant. It features the noise of the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 11, 2017 at 2:50am — No Comments

Review: Two-Trick Pony: The Drifter Detective Series No. 8 by Garnett Elliott

The eighth book of The Drifter Detective Series is split into two parts. As Two-Trick Pony by Garnett Elliot opens, it is 1948 in the Texas panhandle. Jack Laramie has to listen to nonsense from some trucker as the miles of Route 66 pass by. The Desoto broke down on his way to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 11, 2017 at 2:15am — No Comments

APRIL 2017 - FILMS + TV

A climax to Broadchurch, a new and stunning crime series, new-to-me at least - Line of Duty, a couple of Clint Eastwood films, a Netflix original film and the end of The OA.…

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Added by Colman on May 10, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments

APRIL 2017 - FILMS + TV

A climax to Broadchurch, a new and stunning crime series, new-to-me at least - Line of Duty, a couple of Clint Eastwood films, a Netflix original film and the end of The OA.…

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Added by Colman on May 10, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Short Story Month on the SMFS Blog

All month on the blog of The Short Mystery Fiction Society members are sharing their short stories archived at various sites across the internet. Today, Victoria Weisfeld shares her 2017 Derringer winning story “Breadcrumbs."…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 10, 2017 at 11:48am — No Comments

APRIL 2017 - READING LIST AND PICK OF THE MONTH

APRIL 2017 - READING LIST AND PICK OF THE MONTH

Another cracking month's reading with 15 books…
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Added by Colman on May 9, 2017 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Guest reviewer Aubrey Hamilton is back today on the blog as she reviews The Return of the Raven Mocker by Donis Casey (Alafair Tucker #9, 2017).

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 9, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments

Short Story Month on the SMFS Blog

Short story month continues with O'Neil De Noux on the SMFS blog today. Like many members this month he is sharing two stories.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 9, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments

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