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Review: Crooked Roads: Crime Stories by Alec Cizak

Published in 2015 by All Due Respect Books, Crooked Roads: Crime Stories by Alec Cizak features fifteen previously published short stories. Published in print and online the tales reflect flawed characters, crimes of various types, and situations where there are no easy answers. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 4, 2016 at 3:35am — No Comments

Ed Gorman Day

In case you missed it, yesterday was is Ed Gorman day on Patti Abbott’s blog were folks are sharing their remembrances of Ed.It would have been his 75th birthday.

Make sure you read them at…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 4, 2016 at 2:45am — No Comments

My Review Today

Today on the blog, I review PRESUMPTION OF GUILT by Archer Mayor. This is the 27th book in the Joe Gunther mystery series. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 4, 2016 at 2:28am — No Comments

ANDREW NETTE - GUNSHINE STATE (2016)

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A heist thriller set in Queensland, Melbourne and Thailand. Think Richard Stark’s Parker, Garry Disher’s Wyatt, and Wallace Stroby's Crissa Stone. Add a touch of Surfers Paradise sleaze and a very dangerous stopover in…

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Added by Colman on November 3, 2016 at 3:09am — No Comments

FFB Review Today for October 28, 2016

Back in September 2007, I told you about Stuff To Die For by Don Bruns. I thought it could easily be the start of a very good series. It was. Like any good series, you really need to start with this one.

For Friday’s Forgotten Books for this week I offer my review for another…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 28, 2016 at 11:59pm — No Comments

STEPHEN PULESTON - DEVIL'S KITCHEN (2016)

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A tragic accident?
 
When two bodies are found sprawled at the bottom of the Devil's Kitchen in the mountains of Snowdonia, it's believed the man found dead killed his wife and then committed a suicide. But something doesn't…
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Added by Colman on October 25, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments

My Guest Today

Over 12 years of blogging means there is a lot to read on my blog. Among other things on the blog already this morning is the seasonally appropriate guest post from Jeanne of the Bookblog of the Bristol Public Library. See what she has to say regarding “A Legend is Born.”…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 25, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Review: Robert B. Parker’s Debt To Pay by Reed Farrel Coleman

Late summer and Paradise, Massachusetts has been pretty calm. The biggest issue has been some petty vandalism. For Police Chief Jesse Stone the break from anything significant has been good as he is a bit preoccupied with his personal life. On the plus side, there is Diana who is becoming increasingly important to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 23, 2016 at 2:17am — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH MIKE McCRARY

Mike McCrary, author of the recently enjoyed Genuinely Dangerous was the latest to submit to a gentle inquisition.













Over at his website - his bio gives up the following detail......



Mike is a…

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Added by Colman on October 21, 2016 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Recent Review

Published in 2015 by All Due Respect Books, Crooked Roads: Crime Stories by Alec Cizak features fifteen previously published short stories. Published in print and online the tales reflect flawed characters, crimes of various types, and situations where there are no easy answers.

The rest of my…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 21, 2016 at 2:28am — No Comments

My Review Today

Back in June 2015 I reviewed SEE ALSO MURDER by Larry D. Sweazy. On the blog today, I review the second book in the Marjorie Trumaine Mystery Series, SEE ALSO DECEPTION. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 21, 2016 at 2:23am — No Comments

MIKE McCRARY - GENUINELY DANGEROUS (2016)

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Art is about to imitate a life of crime.



Jasper knows you don’t quit the movie business. The movie business quits you. 

He wants back in – Badly.

Needs a comeback – Badly.…

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Added by Colman on October 20, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

MARTIN HOLMEN - CLINCH (2016)

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The first book in the Harry Kvist Trilogy



You can put the gloves on the shelf but it takes a long time to wash their smell from your knuckles.



The writing's on the wall for Harry Kvist. Once a…

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Added by Colman on October 19, 2016 at 6:53pm — No Comments

CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK - PSYCHO LOGIC (2014)

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A cop accidentally taints evidence. A killer goes free. The cop is defrocked and now lives in his car. Years later, their lives collide again on Malibu Beach and to cop winds up killing the murderer, launching a thrill ride through a dark…

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Added by Colman on October 19, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments

My Review Today

Today on the blog I review ROBERT B. PARKER'S DEBT TO PAY by Reed Farrel Coleman…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 16, 2016 at 12:11pm — No Comments

DAN O'SHEA - OLD SCHOOL (2012)

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Old School is a collection of fourteen short stories.



Why Old School? Bette Davis famously noted that "Old age ain't no place for sissies." In these stories the protagonists may not all be old, but ain't none of them…

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Added by Colman on October 13, 2016 at 7:52pm — No Comments

My Guest Today

Texas author Earl Staggs is back this month with his latest “History’s Rich With Mysteries” guest blog. This time he considers the case of H. H. HOLMES – A Man and His Murder Castle. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 13, 2016 at 4:50am — No Comments

Review: THE LAWYER: BLOOD MOON by Eric Beetner

If you are going to steal shingles from the construction crew re-roofing our complex, it might be best not to start up the sky crane just after 3am to start moving shingles to your stolen flat bed truck. What happened and why we were very lucky our cars were not damaged is on the blog as well as several other things…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 13, 2016 at 4:48am — No Comments

STEPHEN JAY SCHWARTZ - BOULEVARD (2009)

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Stephen Schwartz's intensely nonstop thriller is about a LAPD homicide detective who must find a killer responsible for a series of murders that are directly related to him. Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective and former vice cop…

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Added by Colman on October 12, 2016 at 7:46pm — No Comments

LAWRENCE BLOCK - THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES (2015)

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Cashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who s…

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Added by Colman on October 11, 2016 at 8:45pm — No Comments

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