Kevin R. Tipple's Blog – May 2018 Archive (18)

Li’l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau: The Case of the New Year Dragon

Today on the blog I review the latest from author Angela Crider Neary titled,  Li’l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau: The Case of the New Year Dragon.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 30, 2018 at 10:31am — No Comments

New Short Story venture Regarding Mystery and Crime Fiction

The news is already up on our blog, but in case you have not heard SMFS Member Peter DiChellis has a new venture celebrating mystery and crime fiction in the short story form. Links to stories, reviews, books, and more. You can check out the first two issues at https://shortwalkdarkstreet.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/short-walk-1/

Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 30, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

2018 Shamus Award SMFS Member Nominees

As President of the Short Mystery Fiction Society, I am very pleased to officially announce that we have two members up for the Shamus Award in the “Best P. I. Short Story” category this year. Our member nominees are Robert S. Levinson and Paul D. Marks. The SMFS congratulates our member…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 29, 2018 at 3:29am — No Comments

FFB Review for May 25, 2018

Aubrey Hamilton is back with another FFB Review. This week she reviews A LITTLE DARLING, DEAD by Jonathan Escott writing as Jack. S. Scott. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 27, 2018 at 3:42am — No Comments

TEXAS TWO-STEP by Michael Pool.

My review TEXAS TWO-STEP by Michael Pool. …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 27, 2018 at 1:37am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Aubrey Hamilton reviews DOUBLE WIDE by Leo W. Banks. …



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FFB Review for May 18, 2018

Barry Ergang reviews the short story collection, THIEVES DOZEN by Donald E. Westlake for Friday's Forgotten Books.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 27, 2018 at 1:32am — No Comments

FREE Book Alert

BUT NOT FORGOTTEN by BJ Bourg is again currently available as a FREE read over at Amazon. I first told you about this one back in April 2016 in my…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 21, 2018 at 5:47am — No Comments

2018 Derringer Award Winners Announced!

As President of the Shorty Mystery Fiction Society, it gives me great pleasure to share the news of our 2018 Derringer Award winners.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2018 at 3:39am — No Comments

Review: Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Issue One

Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Issue One opens with a note from editors John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe stating that their magazine will focus on mystery short stories. In addition to publishing the occasional classic piece from decades ago, they will publish quality mystery stories regardless of…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2018 at 3:17am — No Comments

Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine: March 2018

The issue opens with “Love On The Rocks” by Steve Liskow. The Monday night football game is on so Karin is hoping for good tips.  She is in school so every dime helps which is why she is good at her job and pays attention to all of her customers. Working only three nights a week while classes are in…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Review: Debt Crusher: A Novella by Michael Pool

Cam Reynolds has a simple job. Collect the money owed to his boss, Tommy, Jr. He is the son of the legendary and now deceased mob boss, Tom Colcetti. The kid may not value him as much as his father did, but the kid is keeping the family business going and Cam still has a job. Though it is not the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 11:16am — No Comments

Review: The Right Wrong Number: An Ed Earl Burch Novel by Jim Nesbitt

It has been several years since the events of The Last Second Chance: An Ed Earl Burch Novel and private detective Ed Earl Burch still carries those scars and many more. Many of those scars haunt his dreams and daylight memories often inspired by drinking, smoking, or the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments

Review: The Chalk Pit: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

As The Chalk Pit: A Ruth Galloway Mystery begins, Forensic Archeologist Ruth Galloway is beneath the surface of the ground and not happy about it. She is in one of the many tunnels that are passageways below Norwhich. She does not like small spaces as it is and being underground…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 6:43am — No Comments

Celebrating Short Story Month

We of the Short Mystery Fiction Society continue to celebrate and honor the mystery short story. Member Mary Red shares two short stories for your reading pleasure. …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 6:29am — No Comments

Review: August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

With twelve million dollars in the bank and after a year sabbatical overseas, August Snow has  returned home to the house he grew up in the “Mexicantown” area of Detroit Michigan. The old neighborhood, much like the rest of Detroit, has taken a beating and is struggling to survive. August Snow has do ne his…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 14, 2018 at 6:02am — No Comments

May is International Short Story Month

May is International Short Story Month.  We at SMFS celebrating by sharing the works of our SMFS list members that are available to read online for free. After all, the short story in the mystery genre, is the reason for our existence.



Patricia Dusenbury got the month started on our…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 13, 2018 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Review: Desert Heat, Desert Cold And Other Tales Of The West by Charlie Steel

Filled with previously published tales as well as new ones Desert Heat, Desert Cold And Other Tales Of The West by Charlie Steel takes you back to the old days of the west. Before society theoretically “evolved” and decided to do better by orphan children and the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 13, 2018 at 11:57pm — No Comments

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