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ROBIN SLOAN - MR PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE (2012)

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A New York Times bestseller, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore is an entirely charming and lovable first novel of mysterious books and dusty bookshops; it is a witty and delightful love-letter to both the old book world and the new.
Recession has…
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Added by Colman on March 15, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH JAMES/JAIME RAVEN

Jaime (James) Raven was kind enough to answer a few questions…
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Added by Colman on March 9, 2017 at 10:44pm — No Comments

SHOW ME - Suspense Thriller

A dispute between two businesswomen turns twisted and malicious. At Kindle, Nook, and iBook. …

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Added by William Wilde on March 9, 2017 at 3:42am — No Comments

CARL HIAASEN - RAZOR GIRL (2016)

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Key West is a small place, but there are criminal secrets buried everywhere . . .
 
When jumped-up reality TV star Buck Nance aggravates the crowd in a Key West bar, he incites a riot and vanishes in the melee. His…
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Added by Colman on March 8, 2017 at 11:02pm — No Comments

THRILLER NOVEL CLASSICS - THE ESSENTIAL READING LIST

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Added by William Wilde on March 8, 2017 at 3:29am — No Comments

JAIME RAVEN - THE MADAM (2016)

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Women always uncover the truth....
 
Three years and 11 months. That's how long Lizzie Wells has been banged up inside Holloway prison, serving time for a crime she didn't commit. Six months. That's how long it's taken Lizzie to fall in…
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Added by Colman on March 7, 2017 at 10:52pm — No Comments

BARBARA VINE - KING SOLOMON'S CARPET (1991)

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King Solomon's Carpet is a prize-winning crime classic from bestselling author Barbara Vine
Winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award
 
'The tension grows ... an overwhelming sense of…
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Added by Colman on March 6, 2017 at 9:18pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH CATRIONA McPHERSON

Catriona McPherson, author of The Child Garden - on the blog yesterday - and the Dandy Gilver historical mystery series was kind enough to humour me when I sent her some questions on her reading and writing habits.…



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Added by Colman on March 6, 2017 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Killer Unknown Chair

We're praying hand’s never giving up this Universal World speed of lightning mystery game.

 Past not so perfect what’s in every body’s treasure. Rumor has it to the very end of the game Scramble.

 What we all experience no helping hands to connect spiritual connection Chakra or my surrounding Feng Shay my bedroom needs a change and my chair is all distressed. All I see is 3…

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Added by Robin Carretti on March 6, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Spine Chilling Desert

Are you ready for a chill change? Is this your end of existence.Bull headed matador his name was Devlin trying to seduce me oh please! I am not the crime doesn't pay type. Anything but crime I have a long blood line and a smile that bangs, My name is Carmella by the name I seem warm and so inviting, Seeing his dominant eyebrow trait's he stared into bloody stream consciousness. Red cape Taurus eye's smothered me for -God-sake spat out his word's like a covered drape. I…

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Added by Robin Carretti on March 6, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FFB Review for March 3, 2017

FFB today includes my review of Some Like It Hot Buttered which is the first book of what is now known as the Comedy Tonight Mystery Series.

I first reviewed this book back in April 2008. Jeff has gone on to write quite a few more books in various series and continues to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 4, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

Review: A Turtle Roars In Texas: An Al Quinn Novel (Book 2) by Russ Hall

Detective Wayon Gallard has only been a detective for a month so the deceased woman hanging like a scarecrow at the Three Sisters Organic Farm might be a bigger case than he is ready to handle. Though he has been with the department for eleven years, Gallard has been a detective barely a month. Not even…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 4, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

CATRIONA McPHERSON - THE CHILD GARDEN (2015)

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A long-lost friend is a stranger you think you know
 
Eden was its name. "An alternative school for happy children," said the brochure. "A load of hippies running wild in the woods," said the locals. After a suicide it closed its…
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Added by Colman on March 2, 2017 at 12:44am — No Comments

GEORGES SIMENON - MAIGRET'S DEAD MAN (1948)

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That shoeless foot looked incongruous lying on the pavement next to another foot encased in a shoe made of black kid leather. It was naked, private.... It was Maigret who retrieved the other shoe, which lay by the kerb six or seven metres…

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Added by Colman on February 28, 2017 at 2:19am — No Comments

PATRICK E. McLEAN - THE LUCKY DIME (2017)

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Hobbs is a professional thief who takes on a heist even though the money doesn't match the risk....but the woman behind the job does. It's a bad play that blows his world apart.
 
This novella is a prequel to THE SOAK, a searing…
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Added by Colman on February 23, 2017 at 4:43pm — No Comments

JOHN MURRAY (as told to SHARON MURRAY with ABBY JONES) - CODE NAME: PAPA (2015)

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Who’d have thought a bright, but fairly ordinary young man from middle class America who got just above average grades, dated the same girl throughout high school and went to church most Sundays, would grow up to eventually head a very secretive band of brave individuals-both men and women-who regularly put their lives on the line because they wanted to protect the rest of…

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Added by Colman on February 22, 2017 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Review: A Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Fifth in the Ruth Galloway series opens with eighteen-month-old Kate answering the phone in that special way familiar to many parents. After that brief moment of levity, the mood turns somber, as Caz has called. Ruth and Carol, who always went by “Caz” back in their university days and still does,…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Review: An Unsettling Crime For Samuel Craddock: A Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel by Terry Shames

Billed as a Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel the latest read from author Terry Shames takes readers back decades ago when a young Samuel Craddock came home to be police chief of the small south Texas town, Jarret Creek. It is the mid-80s and the city council wants a younger man to deal with the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Review: A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Kate is going to be a year old as of November1, 2009 and her mother, Doctor Ruth Galloway, is keenly aware that in all likelihood she is failing at motherhood across the board.

It is one thing to be head of Forensic Archelogy at the University of North Norfolk. It is quite another thing to raise a…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

Review: The Wrong Side Of Goodbye: A Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly

While he has spent most of the last year suing the LAPD over his forced retirement, these days Harry Bosch is a private detective when he isn’t working as a reserve officer for the San Fernando PD. Bosch works for free as the small department does not have the funds to pay him. For Bosch it is a chance…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

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