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Please welcome author Mark Edwards who has a few thoughts about “domestic suspense”……

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on September 20, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments

MICK HERRON - SLOW HORSES (2010)

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Let us be clear about this much at least: Slough House is not in Slough, nor is it a house...Slough House is Jackson Lamb's kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who've screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown a…
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Added by Colman on September 19, 2016 at 5:25pm — No Comments

NICK TRIPLOW - THE DEBT (2013)

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 ‘I look into his eyes, hoping to see a glimpse of Dave Price in there. But Dave Price has gone so fuck him and fuck his family.’
 
Jacqui’s ready for closing time at her south London launderette when Terry Price,…
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Added by Colman on September 18, 2016 at 11:38pm — No Comments

FRANK BILL - CRIMES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA (2011)

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A ferocious debut that puts Frank Bill's southern Indiana on the literary map next to Cormac McCarthy's eastern Tennessee and Daniel Woodrell's Missouri Ozarks
 
Crimes in Southern Indiana is the most…
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Added by Colman on September 18, 2016 at 1:51am — No Comments

DAVE WARNER - CITY OF LIGHT (1995)

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“Jesus Christ. I found one.” These words blurted over the phone to Snowy Lane, preoccupied with a ham sandwich and the odds of getting a game with the East Fremantle league side signalled the beginning of a series of events which were to reverberate…
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Added by Colman on September 16, 2016 at 6:11pm — No Comments

FRANK WESTWORTH - FIFTH COLUMNIST (2016)

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An action-packed quick thriller featuring covert operative JJ Stoner, who uses sharp blades and blunt instruments to discreetly solve problems for the UK government. In Fifth Columnist, a bent copper is compromising national security but none of the…

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Added by Colman on September 15, 2016 at 6:49pm — No Comments

CAROLYN WESTON - POOR, POOR OPHELIA (1972)

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THE BLOCKBUSTER THRILLER THAT BECAME THE HIT TV SERIES
"THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO"
 
It's the turbulent 1970s, a time of social upheaval. The generation gap has never seemed so wide and perilous,…
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Added by Colman on September 15, 2016 at 2:53am — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH FRANK WESTWORTH



 
Frank Westworth’s new quick thriller, FIFTH COLUMNIST, is out this week. It features covert operative JJ Stoner, who uses sharp blades and blunt instruments to discreetly solve problems for the UK government. A bent copper is…
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Added by Colman on September 14, 2016 at 7:17pm — No Comments

BILL PRONZINI - HOODWINK (1981)

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Former pulp writer and current hack Russell Dancer invites Nameless to the first annual Western Pulp Convention in San Francisco. He wants Nameless to help him locate the person who is trying to blackmail Dancer for a purported plagiarism of a story called "Hoodwink."…

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Added by Colman on September 13, 2016 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Review: The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth

The Branson Beauty is a paddle wheel boat that takes a certain route around the lake under the captainship of Albert Eberhardt. He’s been on the route for almost 20 years and knows this lake in the Ozarks just outside of Branson, Missouri like the proverbial back of his hand. Inexplicably, with…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on September 13, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

SPENCER LEIGH - BEST OF THE BEATLES: THE SACKING OF PETE BEST (2015)

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Why was Pete Best sacked from the Beatles? In this unique book, based on extensive research and interviews with those close to the events, Spencer Leigh has gathered the clues together to try and solve the greatest Beatles mystery of…

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Added by Colman on September 12, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments

ADAM MAXWELL - THE DALI DECEPTION (2016)

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Five criminals. Two forgeries. And one masterpiece of a heist.
 
Violet Winters - a professional thief born of a good, honest thief-and-con-artist stock - has been offered the heist of a lifetime. Steal a priceless Salvador Dali…
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Added by Colman on September 11, 2016 at 6:14pm — No Comments

LUCA VESTE - IT NEVER LEAVES YOU (2016)

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Murphy and Rossi are waiting, for as long as it takes, for a suspect to come home. And in this quiet moment, the conversation turns to past cases they can never forget …



Another short story-cum novella…

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Added by Colman on September 10, 2016 at 7:32pm — No Comments

FFB Review Today for September 8, 2016

After reviewing I, Alex Cross last week, Barry is back today for Friday’s Forgotten Books with his review of Grifter’s Game by Lawrence Block. Come look. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on September 10, 2016 at 1:41am — No Comments

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - HARD CASH (1981)

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Heist-man Nolan is enjoying his retirement from crime, running his own restaurant, when the president of a bank he robbed two years ago shows up with a blackmail demand. All Nolan has to do is rob the bank again--and play patsy to a sexy…

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Added by Colman on September 9, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments

BLOG TOUR - CATRIONA McPHERSON - THE CHILD GARDEN

Scottish author Catriona McPherson's on the blog today, talking a bit about her book The Child Garden! 
First a bit about the book itself, then Catriona's thoughts......   
When the children of Eden were sent out into the…
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Added by Colman on September 9, 2016 at 8:48pm — No Comments

STEVEN C. LEVI - DEAD MEN DO COME BACK (2016)

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Dead Men Do Come Back is the saga of United States Marshal Gordon Whitford in Juneau, Territory of Alaska in the summer of 1910. Whitford is called to the city dock where he finds a dead sourdough floating in the frigid water of the Gastineau Channel. The…
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Added by Colman on September 8, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Review: "Among The Wicked: A Kate Burkholder Novel" by Linda Castillo

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is looking forward to a quiet evening at home with her boyfriend, Agent John Tomasetti of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The first snow of the season for Painters Mill, Ohio, is falling so she well knows what the morning will bring. But, for now, she is unusually…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on September 7, 2016 at 1:08am — No Comments

A. R. ARRINGTON - MIRAGE COLORADO: ROAD TO REDEMPTION (2016)

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HOW CAN YOU MAKE AMENDS WHEN YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'VE DONE?
 
Moss Partridge has just a very rude awakening. The last he remembers, it was 1864 and he was a paroled Union soldier stopping off in Denver on his…
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Added by Colman on August 29, 2016 at 4:40am — No Comments

Review: "Coffin for Cash (Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles Book 12)" by Nik Morton

As Coffin for Cash begins the almost 30-year-old U.S. Marshal Cash Laramie is in Cheyenne, Wyoming to see his boss, Chief U.S. Marshal Devon Penn. Also in his office is an attractive redhead by the name of Berenice Rohmer who is a family friend of Penn’s. Her brother has gone missing in the Dakota Territory…

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