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BSP Sunday

I hate plugging my own stuff. But, I took a break from reviews and news on the blog today to do a small plug for me that includes reviews from a couple of folks that should be known for their own books.  Members of my local writers group saw this piece through several revisions making my effort better.

Kevin's Corner: BSP Sunday ---- Carpathian Shadows: Volume 2…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 3, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

Dead in Pukalani

Just released, the new #audio Hawaii private eye mystery, DEAD IN PUKALANI (An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery) by bestselling crime writer @RBarriFlowers, in audio, eBook, and print.


Eddie Naku is hired by attractive divorcee Kathryn Higuchi on Maui to investigate the murder of…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on August 3, 2015 at 4:59am — No Comments

Murder on Kaanapali Beach

Murder on Kaanapali Beach is the highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling Murder in Maui by award winning crime writer R. Barri Flowers.


Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her new…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on August 3, 2015 at 4:55am — No Comments

Review: "Blind Eye: A Short Story Prequel" by S. W. Hubbard

When the Patrolman before you doesn’t do his job and dumps the case on you as quick as he could, it makes your job as detective that much harder. That is the problem that Detectives Coughlin and Holzer face as they go to a house in Palmyrton, New Jersey. Brian Fanning never made it home and his wife Michele called 9-1-1 in a panic earlier today.


What little they have gotten from the Patrolman Danneman does not sound good. Considering what he found, Patrolman Danning may have…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 3, 2015 at 3:07am — No Comments

Review: "Between the Living and the Dead: A Dan Rhodes Mystery" by Bill Crider

Clearview, Texas, in Blacklin County has a little bit of everything. Feral hogs, a Wal-Mart, and, of course, the occasional murder or death by misadventure. It may even be the home of a haunted house if you listen to some folks. Not that Sheriff Dan Rhodes puts much stock in ghost stories, haunted houses, or anything paranormal.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 3, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Review: "Scorched Noir: A Collection Of Southwestern Crime Tales" by Garnett Elliott

Scorched Noir: A Collection Of Southwestern Crime Tales features eight previously published tales by Yuma, Arizona native Garnett Elliott. That harsh desert landscape with limited opportunities is the setting for these tales. These short stories are set in Yuma, Arizona or towns like it contain a couple of consistent themes that become clear as one reads through the book.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 3, 2015 at 2:29am — No Comments

What Made Me Love Mysteries

I get asked sometimes why I chose to write mysteries. Surely, there are other genres out there. Some may say that so-called "literary fiction" is better and more impressive. So, why choose genre fiction? Why mysteries?

After some thinking, I've traced my interest in mysteries all the way back to when I was a kid in grade school. My mom would take my brother and I to the library in the summer so we could get books. Sometimes, if we were lucky, we'd go to a bookstore and be able to…


Added by C.E. Newsom on August 1, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

My new books

My pen name is A. Machin-Taylor

Myfirst book The Female of the Species is more deadly than the Male ws published last year'

My new book A Russian Rendezvous has just been published

Added by Alan Taylor on August 1, 2015 at 5:25am — No Comments

To Be Together Again - 5 minute Audio Clip

To Be Together Again

A mysterious young woman hitchhikes across the country, carrying an ominous suitcase… A Bella Vista Motel flash fiction story.
Written and narrated by Pamila Payne

Added by ms.pamila on July 28, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Delays in response

It is nearly ten months since AHMM has had my latest offering (submitted online)--a short story. Ordinarily I hear back in, say, three or four months. (Two emails to editor asking for status, was assured, apologetically) that more time was needed. The Strand has had another mystery of mine for more than a year--and doesn't respond to my inquiries for information at all! But DID respond when I asked under separate cover: "Are you still an active mystery magazine?" Answer: "We are still in…


Added by nick spencer on July 25, 2015 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

Review: "Robert B. Parker’s Kickback: A Spenser Novel" by Ace Atkins

If you are a teen and run afoul of the law in Blackburn, Massachusetts, you are going to experience some bad times out on a rock out in the harbor. According to Sheila Gates, who comes to Spenser on the recommendation of Rita Fiore, her son Dillion Yates was put out there by a local judge. Making a fake twitter account for his vice principal and making some smart aleck tweets got him charged with terrorism, stalking, and making threats against an administrator.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 24, 2015 at 3:17am — No Comments

Review: "No Dead Body in Sight: A Noah Milano Short Story" by Jochem Vandersteen

The elderly Ms. Albert is not being taken seriously by the police or anyone else because she claims to have found a dead body. She is sure the body was of a dead man, and that he had been shot in the stomach. Unfortunately, by the time she left the beach and returned with the police, the body was gone with no sign of anything. She wants Noah to find out what happened to the body.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 24, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Review: "The Devil’s Footprints: A Hunter Kincaid Short Story Billy Kring"

Border Patrol Agent Hunter Kincaid has never seen anything like the tracks she is seeing in the Big Bend area of Texas as this short story opens. The tracks are fist sized and don’t show any signs of toes, claws, or anything human or animal. Round and fist sized the tracks are uniformly spaced and show no signs of hesitation or adjusting to the terrain. Whatever it was came across the river and relentlessly marched through and just kept going.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 24, 2015 at 2:20am — No Comments

Review: "Muddy Waters" by BJ Bourg

The body in the marsh has begun to decompose thanks to the August heat and nature taking its predictable course. The body also matches the description of a missing woman provided by a “Joey Coleman” who filed a report a few days ago. For Detective Rick Patterson and Detective Brandon Wolfe their job to figure out what happened to Mrs. Coleman has just begun.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 24, 2015 at 2:07am — No Comments

My Favorite Things

Unlike many Saturday mornings, I didn't have a topic I'd been mulling over in my head this week. I went through my journal and all I had left were more nostalgia pieces, most of which will show up sometime, but I felt like I'd inflicted enough of my childhood on you. So, thanks to Molly Greene, author of the blog Molly Greene: Author and her post "101 Fabulous Blog…


Added by Joe Stephens on July 23, 2015 at 12:37am — No Comments

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (scratch the last part)

I’m not by nature a prolific reader. A prolific imaginer, yes, but reader? Hmm. I’m slow, I’m picky, and I tend to want to turn everything into my own tale.

I can’t remember a time when I haven’t preferred the sanctuary of my own private, sometimes weird library of mind-stories to the extensive…


Added by Victoria Dougherty on July 22, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

New Boston/Cambridge PI Series

1st novel in a new Boston/Harvard Square PI series, available everywhere in Trade Paper and ebook.

Free reviewer copies available…


Added by Jed Power on July 21, 2015 at 4:04am — No Comments

Review: "I Am A Roving Gambler: Two Stories Of The West" by Bill Crider

I Am A Roving Gambler: Two Stories Of The West by Bill Crider features two previously published in the late 90s western short stories. Each tale also features a hero that is, in fact, a roving gambler who will also solve a mystery. A hero that found the intoxicating allure of gambling despite the presence of a preacher father who did a fiery sermon in a booming voice as he rode the circuit in the old west.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 20, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Goodreads Giveaway for HARSH PREY!

I'm running a new giveaway on Goodreads, but this time it's for my debut novel, Harsh Prey. I hope by getting the first book in the series into people's hands, I'll get them hooked on the whole series. If…


Added by Joe Stephens on July 16, 2015 at 12:48am — No Comments

Review: "The Precipice: A Novel" by Paul Doiron

The area known as the “Hundred Mile Wilderness” is some of the most remote land, not just in Maine, but along the entire Appalachian Trail system. Two young women, recent graduates from Pentecost University, who were hiking the entire trail have failed to check in with their families as expected. Hikers that have been hiking the entire system in a trek up from Georgia and were experienced by this point on the trail as well as known to check in on a regular basis. It is September and it has…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 13, 2015 at 2:58am — No Comments

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