As Hollow Point: A Short Story begins it is 1984 in New Orleans and Casey Aloysius is once again the target of a manhunt by the New Orleans Police Department. Six years ago he went to prison in Angola for a raping a ten year old girl. The parole board granted his release so he got free three days…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 15, 2016 at 10:16pm — No Comments
Eighteen complex short stories make up the anthology Fast Women and Neon Lights. As made clear by the subtitle, Eighties-Inspired Neon Noir the tales in this book are noir in style and heavily steeped in the glitz and glamour of the 80s. The music, the hair, the clothes all…Continue
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It is March when Detective Sergeant David Clough gets the call from his girlfriend, Trace. With her purple spiked hair and piercings, one might be surprised at their relationship. Marriage is not planned at this point, unlike the upcoming one for Detective Sergeant Judy Johnson, who is gaining martial…Continue
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As The Janus Stone begins, Dr. Ruth Galloway, head of the forensic archelogy at the University of North Norfolk, is called to a dig site in the town of Norwich. A very large Victorian style house and accompanying grounds are being massively modified and rebuilt into seventy-five luxury apartments.…Continue
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It seemed fitting more than three years later and with seven books more in the series at this point that for FFB today I run those reviews again. Therefore, as an FFB…Continue
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If you have not gone by the SMFS blog yet today, please go read the guest post from Debra H. Goldstein that went up overnight. As head of the Sisters In Crime Short Story Initiative talked about a little bit earlier in the week, Debra explains the background to the project and its importance.…Continue
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As a mystery/suspense author and an avid mystery reader, I'm constantly amazed at the number of books out there to choose from. And, with so many "free" books available, I'm seeing a trend lately.
Readers are downloading the free books and the books that are on sale and they seem to be less inclined to pay full price. Even if full price for an eBook is less than $3.99. It reminds me of the old saying, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?"
Which, I think, is sad.…Continue
Added by Patricia Gligor on December 6, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
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Once the horrific act of murder has been committed, there is generally a relatively short window of time for law enforcement to solve the mystery. As time passes, the chance of a solving a murder case dwindles significantly.
And, the reason is simple—witnesses’ memories fade, valuable evidence begins to vanish or disintegrate, and police resources are reallocated. These seemingly forgotten…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on December 2, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments
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Throughout history, law enforcement has developed many tools to combat, and protect us against, the dangerous criminals who unfortunately live among us. Over the past 50 or so years, one such highly effective tool that has gained significant traction and attention is “behavioral profiling.”
No other law enforcement agency has dedicated more time and resources to perfecting behavioral…Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on December 2, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments
Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen is the sequel to the popular Riley Reed cozy mystery, Murdered in the Man Cave, by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.
Interior design consultant Riley Reed’s blog is full of helpful advice on home décor,…
Added by R. Barri Flowers on November 27, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments
Serial Killers and Prostitutes (True Crime Series, Volume 1), by award-winning criminologist and Ripperologist, R. Barri Flowers, taps into the bestselling author’s expertise on serial murderers and sex trade workers in offering an in-depth look at four noteworthy cases…Continue
Added by R. Barri Flowers on November 27, 2016 at 6:43am — No Comments
The last days of August would have been hard enough for Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady, as it was. She has to make funeral arrangements for her mom, Eleanor, and her stepfather, George. What was initially believed to be a simple motor vehicle accident involving their RV as they returned to Bisbee, Arizona was…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 27, 2016 at 3:42am — No Comments
Picking up a short while after The Guns Of Retribution, Bounty Hunter Grey O'Donnell is on the trail and heading into Bentley, Colorado in To Kill A Dead Man. He and Billy Cole are hoping to find the…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 27, 2016 at 2:41am — No Comments
An Obvious Fact finds Sheriff Walt Longmire on the road outside of Hulett, Wyoming at a crash site. Located in northeastern Wyoming, the small town is best known the Devils Tower, the first national monument. Most likely the second most famous thing it is known for is the Sturgis Motorcycle rally in nearby Sturgis, South Dakota just across the Wyoming border.…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 25, 2016 at 2:03am — No Comments
A DRIFTER DETECTIVE LONG SHORT STORY. #1. (Paperback and eBook include the bonus short story “Fighting Chance.” Paperback also contains a preview of Hell Up in Houston, the second book in the Drifter Detective series.) -- Jack…
Added by Colman on November 14, 2016 at 4:26am — No Comments
Clint had woken up in some strange places in his time. Narcolepsy is like that. But even he had never woken up on a golf course next to a dead body. Until today.
When one of his friends reveals himself to be a…
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Hecate Sidlaw finds herself caught between a wannabe witch and one of the oldest hereditary powers in the land. When she and her familiar Henry end up as seconds in a magical duel, will anyone be left standing at the end of the shootout?…
Added by Colman on November 10, 2016 at 8:20pm — No Comments
If you have not read books by Carl Brookins you have no idea what good stuff you are missing.
I have been a huge fan of his for years now. Please welcome Carl to the blog today as he has a few thoughts about the inevitability of change and legacy……Continue
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