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Review: The Gun Also Rises: An Aaron Tucker Mystery by Jeffrey Cohen

While billed as book four of the Aaron Tucker Mystery Series, the short story titled, The Gun Also Rises, is also a prequel to the series. For readers familiar with the books, this ten thousand word short story is an explanation of how things got started with characters we already…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 13, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH MARK ROGERS

Mark Rogers, on the blog yesterday with Red Thread (here) takes a turn answering a few questions....
 

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Added by Colman on April 12, 2017 at 6:10pm — No Comments

MARK ROGERS - RED THREAD (2016)



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It is a sweltering summer morning in New Jersey and an appalling sight awaits Ben O’Shaughnessy…
 
When he arrives in ‘The Embroidery…
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Added by Colman on April 11, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

JANUARY 2017 - FILMS + TV

JANUARY 2017 - FILMS + TV

Much like my reading my viewing is firmly set in the crime and thriller zone rather than soaps and chick flicks. I can't remember too much from the month and I'm sure I watched more than this but the highlights were......…



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Added by Colman on April 10, 2017 at 6:40pm — No Comments

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

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

Despite my good intentions to limit the number of books I add to my collection the year started with a bang and a big of gluttony, especially over on Net Galley.......…



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Added by Colman on April 9, 2017 at 6:24pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH RON McMILLAN

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH RON McMILLAN…

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Added by Colman on April 8, 2017 at 6:05pm — No Comments

9 Key Steps for a Successful Crime Scene Investigation

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To perform a successful crime scene investigation, there are a myriad of individual procedures used by investigators. And, of course, different crimes call for specific methods. Despite, however, the various tactics and…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on April 8, 2017 at 7:43am — No Comments

6 Groundbreaking Moments in Criminal Justice

Throughout history, the criminal justice system—both domestic and abroad—has been consistently challenged to develop innovations to combat the growing threats that confront society. Here are six historical moments that forever changed how law and order is preserved.

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The First Murder Solved by Utilizing Fingerprints (1892)

The world’s first fingerprint classification…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on April 8, 2017 at 7:41am — No Comments

Review: Escape Clause by John Sandford

It is late summer in Minnesota and just shortly after the events in Extreme Prey. Virgil well knows what went on with his old boss Lucas Davenport, so he isn’t surprised when those in charge of  the …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 8, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

RON McMILLAN - BANGKOK BELLE (2016)

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#2 in the Mason & Dixie crime thriller series.

Bangkok private eye duo Mason & Dixie are hired to provide protection to Australian soap opera star Belle Cooper, who came under vicious attack from the moment she announced…

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Added by Colman on April 7, 2017 at 6:47pm — No Comments

My Guest Today

It has been some time, but Earl Staggs is back today.

This time he is  considering Belle Gunness and her record in his post titled BELLE GUNNESS – Black Widow, Serial Killer, Gone Girl.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 7, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH THOMAS PLUCK

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH THOMAS PLUCK…

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Added by Colman on April 6, 2017 at 6:12pm — No Comments

2017 Derringer Finalists

As President of The Short Mystery Fiction Society, I invite you to read our announcement of the 2017 Derringer Finalists. Winners will be announced May 1st.

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-derringer-finalists.html

Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 6, 2017 at 3:32am — No Comments

MICK HERRON - THE LIST (2015)

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Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account—and there’s only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account. The…
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Added by Colman on April 5, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

THOMAS PLUCK - BAD BOY BOOGIE (2017)

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When Jay Desmarteaux steps out of from prison after serving twenty-five years for murdering a vicious school bully, he tries to follow his convict mentor’s advice: the best revenge is living well.
 
But questions gnaw at his gut:…
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Added by Colman on April 4, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH DANIEL VLASATY





































Daniel Vlasaty, an author from Chicago and a man who writes the kind of books I want to…
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Added by Colman on April 3, 2017 at 6:51pm — No Comments

DECEMBER 2016 - FILMS + TV

I can't recall too much from my pre-Christmas viewing only that the fare served up by the schedulers over the holiday season was pretty dire in my opinion.…


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Added by Colman on April 2, 2017 at 6:38pm — No Comments

NOVEMBER 2016 - FILMS + TV

Again my inner OCD dictates I do this post for the sake of completism. I like my crime fiction and this extends to the times I put the books down and watch a bit of TV.



The Pledge…
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Added by Colman on April 1, 2017 at 6:15pm — No Comments

FFB Review for March 31, 2017

A few years ago, Barry reviewed a Carl Hiassen book titled Lucky You for FFB.

I had not read him at that time. I still have not. Barry is back today with another review of a Carl Hiassen book. This time he reviews Nature Girl.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 1, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

DANIEL VLASATY - A NEW AND DIFFERENT KIND OF PAIN (2017)

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David works for Anthony Benedetti, the meanest dude on the north side of Chicago. David’s his muscle. David does what Anthony tells him to do. So when he’s told to go pick up a briefcase containing half a million dollars from a sleazy bar…
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Added by Colman on March 31, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments

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