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WILLIAM CRAIG - THE STRASBOURG LEGACY (1975)

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Decades after the defeat of the Third Reich, the SS rears its sinister head in this captivating thriller from the bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates and The Fall of Japan
 
In the chaos of defeat, while Germany's roads…
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Added by Colman on January 22, 2016 at 6:34pm — No Comments

JAY STRINGER - FAITHLESS STREET (2012)

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Faithless Street is a collection of four short stories that set the scene for the novel Old Gold. Each story is set in the Black Country, in the English Midlands, and shows glimpses of people’s lives as they try to make ends meet amidst gang life, drugs deals and…
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Added by Colman on January 21, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

JAY STRINGER - OLD GOLD (2012)

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When gangland detective and former cop Eoin Miller wakes up to realize his almost-one-night stand has gone cold as a corpse in his bed, his gypsy heritage screams for him to do the easy thing and run. Having abandoned his morals, ambitions, and relationships for a life of…
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Added by Colman on January 20, 2016 at 6:52pm — No Comments

MAX ALLAN COLLINS - SPREE (1987)

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The taut, final crime novel in Max Allan Collins's Nolan series. Both Nolan and his friend Jon have retired from the dangerous game of robbery. But a backwoods hoodlum named Cole Comfort kidnaps Nolan's girlfriend and demands he pull one final, huge job.…
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Added by Colman on January 19, 2016 at 6:18pm — No Comments

BILL PRONZINI - DRAGONFIRE (1982)

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It's a lazy mid-August Sunday afternoon. The "Nameless Detective" and his old friend Lieutenant Eberhardt are relaxing on the patio, drinking beer and shooting the breeze, when the doorbell rings. As Eberhardt answers the door, Nameless hears two…
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Added by Colman on January 18, 2016 at 6:19pm — No Comments

NICHOLAS SEARLE - THE GOOD LIAR (2015)

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This is a life told back to front.
 
This is a man who has lied all his life.
 
Roy is a conman living in a leafy English suburb, about to pull off the final coup of his…
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Added by Colman on January 17, 2016 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Review: "Ghost of the Karankawa: A Bill Travis Mystery" by George Wier

In a mystery series that started with The Last Call several years ago, Bill Travis has been known to get involved one way or another in some very strange situations. Often he gets into cases where one can almost hear the Twilight Zone theme music playing in the background. Such is the case here with the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 17, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

Review: "Hannibal Jones Mystery: Christmas Short Stories" by Austin S. Camacho

This fast moving read contains three short stories set in the holiday season. Opening with “No Place To Spend Christmas” where coming through a window in the middle of the night is not the best way to get help. But, that is what he did as he had a definite reason. He needs her help and Alexis Reedy knows…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 17, 2016 at 5:41am — No Comments

Review: "Smoke and Mirrors: A Hannibal Jones Mystery Short Story" by Austin S. Camacho

A Hannibal Jones short story is a treat and Smoke and Mirrors proves to be no exception. The wildfires in southern California have done a real number on the area. Hannibal Jones knows that after seeing the destruction from the air as his plane headed into San Diego.

 

What he didn’t…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 17, 2016 at 5:26am — No Comments

DIETRICH KALTEIS - THE DEADBEAT CLUB (2015)

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A fast and powerful crime novel full of action, vengeance, twists, and dark humour


Grey Stevens took over the family business after his uncle passed away, and now he grows the best pot in Whistler. It’s called Eight Miles…
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Added by Colman on January 16, 2016 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Criminal Potential

A BOY WITH POTENTIAL

 

 I hate that question, 'How do you get your ideas?' But for once I can answer.

Some years ago I was watching the news.  A U.S school was in a state of panic after multiple shootings by an adolescent.  The account was truly shocking and the outcomes were followed closely by the media over several days. Sadly, there have been other such events since, in and outside of…

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Added by Rosalind Minett on January 16, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

EVANGELINE JENNINGS - BERETTA (2015)

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Maggie is searching for Rachel on the Natchez Trace. Karis is on the run and bound for Mexico. Chances are these girls are going to meet. Most likely somebody will die.
Starting 2016 the same way I exited 2015 – with a bang and another…
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Added by Colman on January 15, 2016 at 6:34pm — No Comments

DAVID WHISH-WILSON - LINE OF SIGHT (2010)

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When a brothel madam is shot on a Perth golf course in 1975 it should be a routine murder enquiry. But it isn't. In fact there's barely an investigation at all, and Superintendent Swann thinks he knows why. Heroin is the new drug in town and…
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Added by Colman on January 14, 2016 at 7:12pm — No Comments

FRANK WESTWORTH - FIRST CONTRACT (2014)

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FIRST CONTRACT: A decade ago, JJ Stoner was a soldier. He killed people for a living and made no bones about it. On a scorching day in the Iraqi desert, when British blood stained the sand, he over-stepped the mark. Men died in compromising…
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Added by Colman on January 13, 2016 at 7:44pm — No Comments

E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM - THE EVIL SHEPHERD (1922)

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A best-selling author of novels, short stories, magazine articles, translations, and plays, Oppenheim published over 150 books.
 
He is considered one of the originators of the thriller genre, his novels also…
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Added by Colman on January 12, 2016 at 6:57pm — No Comments

MARY E. BUSER - LOCKDOWN ON RIKERS (2015)

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Mary Buser began her career at Rikers Island as a social work intern, brimming with ideas and eager to help incarcerated women find a better path. Her reassignment to a men's jail coincided with the dawn of the city's "stop-and-frisk" policy, a…
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Added by Colman on January 11, 2016 at 7:58pm — No Comments

JAMES P. SUMNER - A HERO OF WAR (ADRIAN HELL ORIGINS) (2015)

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Adrian Hell: Origins.
 
See where it all began...
 
The year is 1990, and an eighteen-year-old Adrian Hughes has joined the…
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Added by Colman on January 11, 2016 at 6:38pm — No Comments

IAIN RYAN - TWO DAYS (2015) + FOUR DAYS: BEHIND THE SCENES (2015)

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“My debut novel has a very meagre origin story. After years of messing around with writing — of trying epic novels, experimental flash fiction, literary shorts — I finally wrote what I thought someone else might read and enjoy. The…

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Added by Colman on January 10, 2016 at 7:17pm — No Comments

TODD LUCHIK - FRIDAY NIGHT SATURDAY MORNING (2015)

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Trouble keeps finding Private Investigator Glenn Wozniak, even on his night off. When Glenn and a drinking buddy attempt to bar hop for 24 hours straight, they find themselves on a collision course with some drunken Cubs fans, a retired Mexican…
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Added by Colman on January 9, 2016 at 6:16pm — No Comments

BILL PRONZINI - BINDLESTIFF (1983)

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Miss Arlene Bradford hires Nameless to find her father. Fired from his government job, Charles Bradford has become a freeloading hobo. It turns out he's inherited a lot of money, and Arlene wants him to have it -- but her sister, Hannah, has some…
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Added by Colman on January 8, 2016 at 6:46pm — No Comments

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