Kevin R. Tipple's Blog – February 2012 Archive (5)

Book Review: "One Perfect Shot: The Posadas County Mysteries" by Steven F. Havill.

Prequels seem to be coming from numerous successful authors these days. It is a tricky thing to do and, as Lee Child and Nevada Barr have recently showed, can have decidedly mixed results. That is not true in this case as One Perfect Shot: The Posadas County Mysteries works on all levels. The book is not only true to the series as a whole; the book is a very good one.

It is 1989 and Undersheriff Bill Gastner’s latest case is a strange one. There is one road grader in all of…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 25, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments

Book Review: "Game Face" by Mark Troy

Texas author Mark Troy brings together in this collection titled GAME FACE eight short stories featuring his signature character Val Lyon. A tough talking wise cracking private investigator that brooks no interference when there is a case to be solved. This former military brat calls Hawaii home.  Along with plenty of the sights, sounds, and history of the islands, readers get strong well written stories featuring complex cases and the always present search for…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 22, 2012 at 3:29am — No Comments

Book Review: "The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel" by Lee Child

It began long ago in the multiple award winning debut novel Killing Floor. 16 novels later the backstory of why Jack Reacher, US Army MP, left the service is finally told in The Affair.


It is 1997 and there is a problem in Mississippi. Somebody killed the very beautiful 27 year old Janice May Chapman in Carter Crossing. The problem for the military is the fact that quite possibly somebody from the nearby army base, Fort Kelhem, might be involved.…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 22, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Book Review: "Killer In Control: A Key West Mystery" by Dorothy Francis

Dorothy Francis takes readers back to Key West in Killer in Control and it’s another good very atmospheric cozy style mystery from the author. Full of guilt and heavy with memories, suspended Iowa police officer Kitt Morgan plans on spending time with her sister, Janell and her husband, Rex at their bed and breakfast inn, “The Poinsetta” located at Key West.  When she isn’t lecturing one and all about her Prius and how environmentally responsible it is, Kitt’s plan is to relax…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 18, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Book Review: "The Last Call: A Bill Travis Mystery" by George Wier

Bill Travis first saw the beautiful woman while he was driving in heavy traffic on the loop near downtown Austin. The beautiful reddish blonde in the red roadster didn’t seem to mind that Bill Travis was staring at her. For a few minutes they played a cat and mouse game passing each other in the heavy morning traffic. After a smile his way and a couple of quick moves on her part in the stop and go traffic, she was gone down the interstate and out of his life. That left the nearly 40 year old…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 12, 2012 at 7:40am — No Comments

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