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BRYAN SMITH - 68 KILL (2013)

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Now a motion picture directed by Trent Haaga and starring Matthew Gray Gubler from CRIMINAL MINDS.
 
"In his gripping crime thriller 68 KILL, Bryan Smith grabs your face like a bowling ball and pulls you through a nightmarish road trip…
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Added by Colman on March 29, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

DECEMBER 2016 - ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY - 6 OF THE BEST!

I'm still playing catch up with a post that in the normal scheme of things would have appeared months ago. Still it keeps me out of mischief and it does entertain me.

Which of these 6 floats your boat?…





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Added by Colman on March 28, 2017 at 6:16pm — No Comments

NOVEMBER 2016 - ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY

More for my own amusement (and to satisfy my inner OCD) rather than the slightest possibility that this post might be of any interest to anyone else - I like to spotlight incoming books to my library each month.



Having taken a few months off from blogging at the back end of last year, I'm playing catch up.



November 2016 was depending on your view point a good month, or a bad month - I only added two books to my collection - one from the…

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Added by Colman on March 27, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH SIMON MALTMAN

Northern Irish author, Simon Maltman answers a few questions for me about his reading and writing habits....



Is the writing full-time? What’s the day job or what were you in your pre-writing life?
 
I'm…
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Added by Colman on March 26, 2017 at 7:05pm — No Comments

SIMON MALTMAN - MORE FACES (2017)

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More Faces is a crime short story collection from A Chaser on the Rocks author Simon Maltman. The twelve mystery noirs included feature published and previously unpublished stories and all series shorts currently available. Take a journey across Northern…
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Added by Colman on March 26, 2017 at 12:38am — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH VERGE LE NOIR

Verge Le Noir, author of  Desperados and other things was kind enough to take a turn in the stocks while I fired off a few questions at him.......











I’ll assume the writing isn’t full time, so what’s the day job?



You…

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Added by Colman on March 24, 2017 at 6:23pm — No Comments

VERGE LE NOIR - DESPERADOS (2016)

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By crossing the U. S. border, Julio Roman embarks on a roller coaster ride.
 
With hellhounds on his trail, he navigates an America he did not imagine. The land of the free ain't paved with gold; rather it is a place where desperate…
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Added by Colman on March 23, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

THOMAS PLUCK - GET PLUCKED: 13 TWISTED TALES (2015)

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In a tribute to Elmore Leonard, a computer nerd and an Island barmaid race against the mob; a shifty construction foreman encounters zombies and sex dungeons in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; visitors review the Overlook hotel from THE SHINING; a…
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Added by Colman on March 22, 2017 at 7:28pm — No Comments

MICK HERRON - DEAD LIONS (2013)

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Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award
 
A BBC Front Row best crime novel of the year
 
A Times crime and thriller book of the year
 
'The finest new crime series…
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Added by Colman on March 21, 2017 at 5:36pm — No Comments

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH LARRY D. SWEAZY

Author Larry D. Sweazy has had 13 books published to date, I've enjoyed three of them so…
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Added by Colman on March 20, 2017 at 5:45pm — No Comments

MARK J. NEWMAN - VIOLENCE IN THE BLOOD (2016)

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Malkie Thompson's got ambition. He'll do whatever it takes to get to the top and nothing's gonna stand in his way. Follow Thompson's rise to power from the backstreets of Glasgow to the industrial heartland of the Midlands. Join the rampage…

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Added by Colman on March 19, 2017 at 6:20pm — No Comments

JOE R. LANSDALE - THE STEEL VALENTINE (1991)

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“Even before Morley told him, Dennis knew things were about to get ugly. A man did not club you unconscious, bring you to his estate and tie you to a chair in an empty storage shed out back of the place if he merely intended to give you a valentine. Morley had…
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Added by Colman on March 18, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

TODD LUCHIK - THE CHILDREN OF THE TRANSMISSION (2015)

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Joan is a troubled woman haunted by loss and tormented by sinister voices and terrifying hallucinations. It's Christmas Eve and she walks the city streets alone looking for a missing friend, but her search leads to a shocking…

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Added by Colman on March 17, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

LARRY D. SWEAZY - WHERE I CAN SEE YOU (2017)

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Haunted by the disappearance of his mother when he was eight years old, detective Hud Matthews begins his own investigation to find out what really happened so many years before. 
 
When a rare murder occurs in the…
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Added by Colman on March 16, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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