Kevin R. Tipple's Blog – March 2015 Archive (5)

Review: "Bad Country" by CB McKenzie

Rodeo Grace Garnet and his old dog live in a long ago abandoned office of a planned community trailer park originally known, according to the faded sign skewered on a splintered pole, as “Vista Montana Estates--An Active Life Community.”  Considering this is Arizona the use of “Montana” might be just one of the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 23, 2015 at 12:48am — No Comments

Review: "Noir Riot" edited by Lou Boxer, Cullen Gallagher, and Mathew Louis

After a short introduction by Cullen Gallagher as to how the anthology “Noir Riot” came into being it is on to the reads. There are sixteen authors in the book representing twenty-three works of short stories and poetry. The works are presented in alphabetic order of the authors led by Ken Bruen.

 

“I almost had it together.

Man, I came as close to having it sweet as it gets.

I’d like to blame Texas, just lay it all on the home star,…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 22, 2015 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Review: "The Boardwalk: A Gulliver Dowd Mystery" by Reed Farrel Coleman

Private Investigator Gulliver Dowd no longer lives in the loft in Red Hook though he still has some space there reserved for his business. Most of the other loft space is now rented out to artists. Gulliver likes artists as they create and by doing so inspire people. They create something new while he spends a lot of his life thinking about the past, the murder of his sister Keisha, and how society can’t often see beyond the fact that he is a little person. While his small stature does have…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 22, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

Review: "Redemption: A Noah Milano Novelette" by Jochem Vandersteen

Howard Pratt would not stand out if you saw him on the street as he is just an average 36 year old guy. An average guy with hair a little too long and a scar at the corner of his mouth. An average guy who twenty some odd years ago killed another 16 year old boy after he tortured him. Pratt went to an adult facility, did his time, and since then has had a clean record.

 

Noah Milano, son of the most notorious crime boss in Los Angeles, is willing to consider being Pratt’s…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 2, 2015 at 4:14am — No Comments

Review: "Guns of Brixton" by Pual D. Brazill

Getting good help is always a problem whether in the real world at the store or repair shop, or in the fictional world. Kenny Rogan and Big Jim Lawson were supposed to go get a brief case from a man known as Half Pint Harry Hebb. Now, his name could be changed to Brainless Half-Pint Harry Hebb as Big Jim just used a sawed off shotgun to permanently change the man’s cognitive skills in a highly negative way. While Big Jim considers the matter “a little accident” Kenny vehemently disagrees and…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 2, 2015 at 3:08am — No Comments

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