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BRAIN FREEMANTLE - CHARLIE M

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A cagey British spy fights enemies from without and within

Charlie Muffin is an anachronism. He came into the intelligence service in the early 1950s, when the government, desperate for foot soldiers in the impending…

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Added by Colman on October 14, 2014 at 12:26am — No Comments

HEATH LOWRANCE - HAWTHORNE: TALES OF A WEIRDER WEST

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There are monsters in the West. There is evil, lurking in the blood-soaked hills and bone-strewn plains. But there is also Hawthorne-scarred, enigmatic, deadly, driven by an all-consuming rage to seek out and destroy evil wherever he finds it. Without mercy.



But…
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Added by Colman on October 11, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

Research Rejection, Part I

rejection 1 I thought about this topic several weeks ago when outlining a chapter to put at the beginning of Mallory Petersen's next adventure, Delta. In the story she meets a classmate about halfway through the story. When I wrote the first draft, I thought the scene worked, but after reading it to a critique group, and discussing it with a friend, I decided I needed to introduce the classmate earlier…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 10, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Review: "Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: A Jesse Stone Novel" by Reed Farrel Coleman

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone only went to the reunion in New York of his old triple-a team to get rid of the past. One play on the diamond ruined his shoulder, ended his prospects of ever playing for the Dodgers, and ended his relationship with the stunningly beautiful Kayla. It was an all-expenses paid trip by way of Vic Prado, former roommate, and the man who took his girl and who was part of the double-play that ended Jessie’s career. The past is not a friend that Jesse wants to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 10, 2014 at 12:08am — No Comments

JOHN STONEHOUSE - AN AMERICAN OUTLAW

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The scion of one of the West's great outlaws comes home from the war in Iraq--Gilman James, the last of three childhood friends to return.



His brothers-in-arms are mere shadows of their former selves--Gil, unmarked--determines to take care of them.…
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Added by Colman on October 9, 2014 at 6:11pm — No Comments

JAMES McKIMMEY - THE PERFECT VICTIM

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It was Monday morning when Al Jackson drove into Willow Creek, a hot, dusty little Midwest farm town. Twenty-four hours later, Grace Amons, a local waitress – unmarried and pregnant – was found murdered; Al Jackson, who had inflicted nothing worse on her than a few old jokes,…
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Added by Colman on October 8, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Good News, Bad News

Good News--My PI novel, "The Combat Zone," about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970's Harvard Square and spends time in the Combat Zone, Boston's red-light district, made the final cut (5 novels) in the Minotaur/Private Eye Writers of America "Best First Private Eye Novel" competition.

Bad New--it did not win. Although I was told that judge John Lutz favored it but was overruled by St. Martin.

I guess I am still looking for an agent/publisher for this novel, which will hopefully be…

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Added by Jed Power on October 8, 2014 at 12:55am — No Comments

SAM WIEBE - LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS

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Winner of the Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel, 2012
Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons — only, as…
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Added by Colman on October 7, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

JUDY NEDRY - AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE

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"Like many women in their fifties, Emma Golden feels invisible. She lives quietly in her Portland, Oregon bungalow and minds her own business. But her tranquil life is about to change. She is asked to return to the rolling hills of her former wine country home…
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Added by Colman on October 6, 2014 at 6:58pm — No Comments

TOM KAKONIS - TREASURE COAST

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Treasure Coast is the wild new thriller from Tom Kakonis, the acclaimed author of Criss Cross and Michigan Roll.
 
A compulsive gambler goes to his sister's funeral on Florida's Treasure Coast and gets saddled with her loser-son,…
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Added by Colman on October 5, 2014 at 8:35pm — No Comments

ROB BRUNET - STINKING RICH

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Danny Grant figures he's hit the big time when he lands a job growing pot for a backwoods biker gang. The Libidos are picky about their hires and prone to radical pruning when members go rogue. Members like Perko Ratwick, the aspiring Road Captain who stretched club…
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Added by Colman on October 4, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

THRILLER SERIES REVEAL: Emily Stone Live-Action Film Short

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Added by Jennifer Chase on October 4, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION

This is my first post on this site, so I'll give you a little background about myself. I gave up my day job a few years back to become a full time writer. I'd had the idea for a crime novel for many years, but never had time to actually put in the work needed. Well, it was a struggle, but I finally completed my first novel "Broken". For about a year I thought about submitting to a publisher, but could not write a synopsis that I really thought did the book justice. In the end I choose to go…

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Added by Tony Todd on October 4, 2014 at 12:45am — 2 Comments

JOSEPH KOENIG - REALLY THE BLUES

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Eddie Piron thinks that performing in jazz clubs in Nazi-occupied Paris is bad enough, but when the drummer in his band is found facedown in the Seine and the police start asking questions, he realizes that his trouble is only beginning Paris, 1941. American…

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Added by Colman on October 3, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Review Regrets

regrets I wanted to write this on one of the reviews I've done on my other blog, braytonsbookbuzz.wordpress.com but decided instead to write this up as a regular blog. One of the reasons I chose to do it here instead of there is because I initially thought I'd write this at the beginning of one review and it might seem like I was lambasting the author, which, essentially, I am. I could have written up a separate…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 3, 2014 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

OLEN STEINHAUER - ON THE LISBON DISASTER

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In a thrilling e-exclusive short story, New York Times bestselling espionage master Olen Steinhauer introduces the enigmatic John Calhoun, an international security contractor who plays a prominent role in Steinhauer's latest novel, The Cairo Affair.

Before his…

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Added by Colman on October 2, 2014 at 6:13pm — No Comments

SCOTT McKENZIE - DRAWING DEAD

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Eddie Nelson is a professional poker player, testing his skills in Las Vegas at the World Series of Poker for the first time. Unfortunately, he's on the worst run of his life and can't afford his buy-in to the Main Event. Then he meets a shadowy…
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Added by Colman on October 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Review: "The Girl Who Wanted To Be Sherlock Holmes" by Bill Crider

As a junior at Harry Whittington high School, Ralph Markley, has enough going on every day without any complications.  Things have enough a tendency to happen to him and he gets blamed a lot.  It really isn’t his fault. He just is in the wrong place at the wrong time and because of that gets blamed for stuff.

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 1, 2014 at 12:41am — No Comments

Review: "A Werewolf Named Wayne" by Bill Crider

Readers who have read A Vampire Named Fred are well aware that Hermie and Al helped Fred and his assistant, Carl, with a couple of issues. While Kermit felt it wasn’t easy being green, being a vampire in these times of extreme prejudice caused by bogus Hollywood movies isn’t easy. Not to mention the fact that cats don’t like vampires and will come by the hundreds to the home and yowl in the yard. Neighbors don’t like that sort of thing.

Thanks to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on September 29, 2014 at 5:40am — No Comments

Review: "A Case Of Noir" by Paul D. Brazill

A Case of Noir by Paul D. Brazil takes readers on a dark and twisted road through five chapters. Even though each one is a fairly contained short story, the five chapters link together to form a complex tale featuring Luke Case.

Except his name isn’t really Luke Case. Not…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on September 29, 2014 at 4:53am — No Comments

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