Kevin R. Tipple's Blog – March 2012 Archive (4)

Book Review: "POISON FLOWER: A JANE WHITEFIELD NOVEL" by Thomas Perry

Jane Whitefield has been helping people escape almost certain death for a long time. Her marriage didn’t stop what she did though maybe she didn’t work as often as she used to because there was much more to risk. But, people still came to her asking for help and if she believed in their innocence, Jane Whitefield helped.

Jane thought she had everything planned out for her latest project--breaking convicted murder James Shelby out from the courthouse in downtown Los…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 28, 2012 at 12:21am — 2 Comments

Book Review: "The Blacklin County Files: 5 Sheriff Dan Rhodes Stories" by Bill Crider

Long familiar to readers via the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series novels Texas author Bill Crider has assembled a short collection of previously published stories featuring the good sheriff Dan Rhodes. The Blacklin County Files: 5 Sheriff Dan Rhodes Stories read just like the good novels in that the stories feature humor, mystery, and the extensive cast of folks that populate the town of Clearview and the surrounding East Texas County of Blacklin.

The small collection opens…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 9, 2012 at 3:11am — No Comments

Book Review: "The Rope: An Anna Pigeon Novel" by Nevada Barr

As Lee Child recently did with his latest in the “Reacher series” titled The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel author Nevada Barr takes readers back in time in this prequel to her Anna Pigeon series. The year is 1995 as The Rope: An Anna Pigeon Novel opens and Anna is thirty-five and adrift in a sea of mourning regarding the recent death of her husband Zach. She is a specter in black amongst the living and has barely connected with any of her fellow workers at the Glen Canyon Recreational Area…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 9, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Book Review: "CUFFED: Stop, I’ll Shoot and Out on a Beam" by Bill Howe and Suzanne Rorhus

Recently released by Quake, a division of Echelon Press, this short e-book features two stories of police work aimed at the middle school reader. In both cases, humor is present in large amounts, dialogue is minimal, and the details of officers on patrol are many, bringing the reader a long for the ride. Both stories are good ones.

In “Out on a Beam” Officer Kim Brunetti confronts her greatest fear. It isn’t like she can call 911 or admit how scared she is to her fellow police…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 9, 2012 at 12:18am — No Comments

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