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MARK WILSON - HEAD BOY (2013)



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It's not easy being Head Boy.
 
Follow Davie Diller for seven days as he navigates his way through his turbulent life. A scheming…
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Added by Colman on May 7, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

GARETH SPARK - SNAKE FARM (2015)



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Dark yarns, Brit Grit, Country Noir, crime, horror, thriller and real western cowboy stories in…
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Added by Colman on May 6, 2017 at 6:07pm — No Comments

FFB Review for May 5, 2017

It has been a little over five years since I mentioned Men In The Making by Bruce Machart. These stories, almost all set in Texas, are about men doing the best they can. I remind you again why you should read this book.

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 6, 2017 at 12:39pm — No Comments

BRENDAN GISBY - THE BOOKIE'S RUNNER (2013)



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Bob Dylan wrote the classic song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and thereby unforgettably marked the…
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Added by Colman on May 5, 2017 at 6:08pm — No Comments

STEVE FINBOW - DOWN AMONG THE DEAD (2014)



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"The brilliantly breathless, brutal and lyrical story of a retired IRA gunman facing up to his past."



Some lies we live. Some truths we…
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Added by Colman on May 4, 2017 at 6:20pm — No Comments

MARCH 2017 - FILMS +TV

MARCH 2017 - FILMS +TV

March saw two cinema trips, a short crime film from You Tube, a bit of intrigue and some condescended series viewing with Tom Hardy stalking around Ye Olde London in a big hat, and the much anticipated start of Broadchurch series 3! …



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Added by Colman on May 3, 2017 at 8:17pm — No Comments

MARCH 2017 - READING LIST AND PICK OF THE MONTH

Another cracking month's reading and another 11 books enjoyed.…

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Added by Colman on May 2, 2017 at 6:18pm — No Comments

2017 Derringer Award Results

The official announcement by 2017 Derringer Coordinator Dan Persinger can be found on the SMFS Blog here:…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 2, 2017 at 11:26am — No Comments

MARK J. NEWMAN - IN FOR THE KILL (2016)



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Malkie Thompson's out of favour, and this time Glasgow Crime Boss McAlister wants him gone. There's no turning back, he's sent for Baxter the freelance cleaner and go to…
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Added by Colman on May 1, 2017 at 6:11pm — No Comments

MARCH 2017 - ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY - 6 OF THE BEST!

Another dirty half dozen in March.......



Down and Out Books and Net…
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Added by Colman on April 30, 2017 at 6:22pm — No Comments

PAUL D. BRAZILL - TOO MANY CROOKS (2017)

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Too Many Crooks is a blackly comic Brit Grit romp from the author of Guns Of Brixton and Kill Me Quick!
 
When high-class fence Leslie Hawkins meets Peter Rhatigan in a sleazy London pub, he offers…
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Added by Colman on April 29, 2017 at 6:05pm — No Comments

VARIOUS - MAYBE I SHOULD JUST SHOOT YOU IN THE FACE (2014)

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Zelmer Pulp brings their A game to the mean, rain-swept streets of noir. This collection features new stories from all the Zelmer Pulp regulars as well as stunning noir photography from Mark Krajnak and an introduction by Brit Grit Godfather…
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Added by Colman on April 28, 2017 at 6:04pm — No Comments

MARK HILL - TWO O'CLOCK BOY (2016)

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'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down'
Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice
 
Discover the gripping, twist-filled start to a fantastic new London-set crime thriller series…
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Added by Colman on April 27, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

FEBRUARY 2017 - FILMS + TV

FEBRUARY 2017 - FILMS + TV

A fairly light month's crime-mystery-horror viewing in February numbers-wise anyway.…
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Added by Colman on April 26, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

FEBRUARY 2017 - READING LIST AND PICK OF THE MONTH

11 books read in January - now 11 books read in February - WTF! Let's hope I can retain my reading mojo for the rest of the year.



They were...



John Murray (with Sharon Murray and Abby…
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Added by Colman on April 25, 2017 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Novella Review

Today on the blog I review the eighth installment of The Drifter Detective Series titled Two-Trick Pony. This latest installment, written by Garnett Elliott, is a tale told in two parts spanning 11 years as private detective Jack Laramie deals with mysteries and ghosts of his…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 25, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments

FEBRUARY 2017 - ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY - 6 OF THE BEST!

FEBRUARY 2017 - ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY - 6 OF THE BEST!

A few good looking acquisitions during February......…
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Added by Colman on April 24, 2017 at 6:24pm — No Comments

DAVID F. ROSS - THE MAN WHO LOVED ISLANDS (2017)



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The Disco Boys and THE Band are BACK ... In the early 80s, Bobby Cassidy and Joey Miller…
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Added by Colman on April 23, 2017 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Today on the blog, please welcome Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton who reviews the latest installment of one of my all-time series. She reviews COME DARK by Steven F. Havill.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 23, 2017 at 2:07am — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH DAVID F. ROSS

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH DAVID F. ROSS











































Scottish author…
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Added by Colman on April 22, 2017 at 6:36pm — No Comments

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