Kicking off this final week of December is Judy Penz Sheluk with a drink recipe.
It ties into her mystery, The Hanged Man’s Noose. Depending on how the holiday weekend was at your place you may really need this today….…Continue
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Written by Bill Crider, the read features his long running series character, Sheriff Dan Rhodes of Blacklin County,…Continue
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Barry Ergang reviews The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini as part of FFB.…Continue
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As Hollow Point: A Short Story begins it is 1984 in New Orleans and Casey Aloysius is once again the target of a manhunt by the New Orleans Police Department. Six years ago he went to prison in Angola for a raping a ten year old girl. The parole board granted his release so he got free three days…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 15, 2016 at 10:16pm — No Comments
Eighteen complex short stories make up the anthology Fast Women and Neon Lights. As made clear by the subtitle, Eighties-Inspired Neon Noir the tales in this book are noir in style and heavily steeped in the glitz and glamour of the 80s. The music, the hair, the clothes all…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 13, 2016 at 8:25am — No Comments
It is March when Detective Sergeant David Clough gets the call from his girlfriend, Trace. With her purple spiked hair and piercings, one might be surprised at their relationship. Marriage is not planned at this point, unlike the upcoming one for Detective Sergeant Judy Johnson, who is gaining martial…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 13, 2016 at 7:23am — No Comments
As The Janus Stone begins, Dr. Ruth Galloway, head of the forensic archelogy at the University of North Norfolk, is called to a dig site in the town of Norwich. A very large Victorian style house and accompanying grounds are being massively modified and rebuilt into seventy-five luxury apartments.…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 10, 2016 at 1:41pm — No Comments
It seemed fitting more than three years later and with seven books more in the series at this point that for FFB today I run those reviews again. Therefore, as an FFB…Continue
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If you have not gone by the SMFS blog yet today, please go read the guest post from Debra H. Goldstein that went up overnight. As head of the Sisters In Crime Short Story Initiative talked about a little bit earlier in the week, Debra explains the background to the project and its importance.…Continue
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As a mystery/suspense author and an avid mystery reader, I'm constantly amazed at the number of books out there to choose from. And, with so many "free" books available, I'm seeing a trend lately.
Readers are downloading the free books and the books that are on sale and they seem to be less inclined to pay full price. Even if full price for an eBook is less than $3.99. It reminds me of the old saying, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?"
Which, I think, is sad.…Continue
Added by Patricia Gligor on December 6, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
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Once the horrific act of murder has been committed, there is generally a relatively short window of time for law enforcement to solve the mystery. As time passes, the chance of a solving a murder case dwindles significantly.
And, the reason is simple—witnesses’ memories fade, valuable evidence begins to vanish or disintegrate, and police resources are reallocated. These seemingly forgotten…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on December 2, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments
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Throughout history, law enforcement has developed many tools to combat, and protect us against, the dangerous criminals who unfortunately live among us. Over the past 50 or so years, one such highly effective tool that has gained significant traction and attention is “behavioral profiling.”
No other law enforcement agency has dedicated more time and resources to perfecting behavioral…Continue
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