November 2014 Blog Posts (46)

STEPHEN SOLOMITA - THE STRIVER

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A young and ambitious New York gangster; two dedicated New York detectives. The city just isn't big enough for them all . . .
 
Teddy Winuk has it all going on. He's young, ambitious, dedicated, ruthless and blessed with enough energy…
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Added by Colman on November 30, 2014 at 8:35pm — No Comments

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Distortion by Lucie Smoker





Artist Adele Proust is over her ex, activist JACK THOMAS—well, sort of. When he climbs a 64-story bank tower, she isn't moved. When he exposes that bank's shady foreclosures, she isn't impressed. Adele knows Jack, damn jerk. He's up to something else.



At a 3-chord punk bar, Adele slams down a Shiner with her best… Continue

Added by Lucie Smoker on November 30, 2014 at 4:14am — No Comments

KEITH NIXON - RUSSIAN ROULETTE

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Meet Konstantin Boryakov, the enigmatic ex-KGB agent and tramp from the best-selling debut novel, The Fix. He’s a man with a dark history and darker future. 



Trouble has a habit of seeking out Konstantin, whether he wants it or not. Starting with…
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Added by Colman on November 29, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Determination

Determination This is along the lines of perseverance but I think where perseverance tends to lean toward trying and not giving up, determination comes before.

If you persevere for something, you are going to try and try, overcome whatever obstacle in your path. Tagging along with this can be a determination-al mindset that you are determined-dedicated-to reach your goal.

However, I view…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on November 29, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Review: "In The Shadow of El Paso" by Frank Zafiro

Well known for his excellent River City Series of police procedurals set in the Seattle area, author Frank Zafiro moves the action to Texas In The Shadow Of El Paso. Published in 2012 the book contains two short stories set in the fictional Texas city named “La Sombra” located just outside El Paso. As many folks in the border country know, laws and more get blurred along the border.

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 29, 2014 at 4:01am — No Comments

MARK PRYOR - THE BUTTON MAN

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In this prequel to The Bookseller, former FBI profiler Hugo Marston has just become head of security at the US Embassy in London. He’s asked to protect a famous movie-star couple, Dayton Harper and Ginny Ferro, who, while filming a movie in rural England, killed a…
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Added by Colman on November 28, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments

KEITH NIXON - FAT GARY

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Vengeance stalks Konstantin Boryakov in the obese shape of Fat Gary.
From the author of The Fix comes another episode in the life Konstantin Boryakov, the enigmatic tramp who claims to be ex-KGB and in hiding. A man with a dark past and a darker…
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Added by Colman on November 27, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments

BEN SOLOMON - THE HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE 1

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"My highest recommendation for The Hard-Boiled Detective by Ben Solomon."
— Robert W. Walker, author of Cutting Edge and Grave Instinct
 
For the first time, the original 11 yarns from Solomon's…
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Added by Colman on November 26, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Review: The Laced Chameleon

The Laced Chameleon was a standout in several ways: it included more than a casual dose of New Orleans atmosphere, it packed in some history I didn't know about, and it presented a strong female protagonist: all elements that make this more than your usual genre read.

The novel is set in 1862 New Orleans during the Civil War, when the Union Army occupied New Orleans, and delves into the social and racial structure of the city by presenting the life of a 'quadroon' (a person resulting…

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Added by Diane Donovan on November 26, 2014 at 4:11am — No Comments

PHIL HOGAN - A PLEASURE AND A CALLING

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Praise 
A wonderfully creepy novel, macabre and blackly comic with a deeply unsettling and original hero." Rosamund Lupton
 
"Very clever. A creepily alluring voice" Julia Crouch, author of Cuckoo…
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Added by Colman on November 25, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Review: Susan Fleet's Natalie's Art

I read so much in the area of mystery/detective/thriller novels, it's hard to pick a standout - but one of my more recent reads was Natalie's Art - and because it's a series title that truly stands alone, it's a fine recommendation.

To call Natalie's Art a 'mystery' would do it a disservice, though mystery is one element of its story. To call it a 'thriller' would be too vague, though there are many plot twists and plenty of intrigue that would appeal to fans of this…

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Added by Diane Donovan on November 25, 2014 at 3:56am — No Comments

MARK KOTTING - TEACH HER

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Teach Her is a fast moving, darkly humorous novel. A who did what to who and why.
A teacher is in for the chop. An ex pupil with psychotic tendencies wants answers. A one legged soldier home from war has revenge in his…
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Added by Colman on November 24, 2014 at 9:09pm — No Comments

JONATHAN AMES - YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

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A hero whose favourite weapon is a hammer clearly has issues. Lots of them.
 
Novelist, essayist, and creator of the beloved HBO series "Bored to Death," Jonathan Ames is celebrated not only for his comic sensibilities…
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Added by Colman on November 24, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments

LEE GOLDBERG/JANET EVANOVICH - THE SHELL GAME

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When rookie FBI agent Kate O'Hare meets career conman Nick Fox there's bound to be a sting in the tale.
 
Fresh out of Quantico and looking forward to her first FBI assignment, Kate O'Hare is teamed up with high-end security expert,…
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Added by Colman on November 22, 2014 at 5:46pm — No Comments

NEW HORROR/CRIME TREAT

THE LAST OMEN Paranormal, Horror, C RIME Treat http://ow.ly/CdXyv Occult at www.snedelton.com #ASMSG…

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Added by STEVEN NEDELTON on November 22, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Toys

toys There are times that I don't enjoy being an adult. Sometimes I want to be a child again.

I get this feeling whenever I read a book with a child in it playing with a toy.

See, that's the key word. Toy. Sometimes, I don't like the word. It brings back an aching nostalgia. Two years away from being fifty, I miss my childhood toys. My bunny, play pistols, Tonka toys, trucks and cars, rocket ships,…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on November 22, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

NORBERT DAVIS -OH MURDERER MINE (1946)

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Doan, the 'hero' of this story is a small-time detective with a dry, sardonic wit, and a huge Great Dane (Carstairs--don't call him a "pet") in these absolutely delightful series of humor-tinged mysteries. Great fun that shouldn't be…
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Added by Colman on November 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Kill with a Borrowed Knife by Michael Wreford

China, the eve of the September 11 attacks. A powerful cyber weapon is about to be released. Only one man can stop it ...



Journalist and SIS (MI6) contract agent George Quant arrives on the run in Beijing. Estranged from Karen, his Moscow-based handler, George is thrust into Asia's…

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Added by Dee Owen on November 21, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

LEE GOLDBERG/JANET EVANOVICH - PROS AND CONS

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A short story introducing FBI special agent Kate O'Hare and international con artist Nicolas Fox: soon to appear again in THE CHASE.
 
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent…
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Added by Colman on November 20, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

KEITH NIXON - PLASTIC FANTASTIC

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From the author of best-selling THE FIX, comes another chapter in Konstantin Boryakov’s life, the enigmatic tramp who claims to be ex-KGB and in hiding. A man with a dark past and a darker future.
 
Fidelity Brown has a problem.…
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Added by Colman on November 19, 2014 at 6:44pm — No Comments

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