Kevin R. Tipple's Blog – February 2013 Archive (5)

Book Review: "Out The Window: A Mathew Scudder Story" by Lawrence Block

It’s been eighteen hours since Paula Wittlauer threw herself out of her seventeenth floor apartment that early Friday morning in September and crash landed into the street just down from Mathew Scudder’s own residence. Among the others at Armstrong’s the night before, Paula had served Scudder and talked to him while she worked her last shift. Everything had seemed normal and he had no indication at all that she was in distress. Just a few hours later, for some reason, she took off all her…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 15, 2013 at 1:07am — No Comments

New Reviews

Having reviewed "Songs Of Innocence: A John Blake Mystery" by Richard Aleas yesterday for FFB, I reviewed today the short story by Lawrence Block titled "Out the Window: A Mathew Scudder Story" today. The direct link is…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 10, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Book Review: "The Marathon Murders: A Greg McKenzie Mystery" by Chester Campbell

Chester Campbell is one of those authors you never hear much about who constantly produces quality books. Instead of posting everywhere on everything, he just goes about his business and his latest novel is another good one.



When Warren Jarvis comes with a case, there isn’t anything Greg and Jill McKenzie won’t do for him. He brings with him a friend who goes by various names due to the nature of her work with the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations. She has a family…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 6, 2013 at 1:27am — No Comments

Book Review: "The Minnesota Crime Wave Presents: Fifteen Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Malice from the land of Minnesota Nice" by the Minnesota Crime Wave

After a brief introduction to the anthology written by Pete Hautman, The Minnesota Crime Wave Presents: Fifteen Tales of Murder, Mayhem and Malice from the land of Minnesota Nice opens with “This Old House” by Marilyn Victor. Esther spends her days in a nursing home while Justine spends her days deep in bitterness. When she visits Esther in the home their meetings are of the past, family secrets, and debts to be paid in this mystery where sibling rivalry follows to the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 3, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

January 2013 Reads and Reviews

January was been a brutal month with health stuff including Sandi’s major surgery deal of last week. We are still awaiting word from pathology. So, there were not as many books read and reviewed due to the obvious reasons. Below is the list of the books that were read and reviewed for January 2013. My sincere thanks again to Barry Ergang and Patrick Ohl for their contributions and friendship.

 

“Death of Jezebel” by Christina Brand---FFB Review by Patrick Ohl

“The Last…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 1, 2013 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

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