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

Book Review: "Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby: A Spenser Novel" by Ace Atkins

Spenser has always had a soft spot for the underdog.  Few have been more underdog than 14 year old Mattie Sullivan. Four years ago her mother was murdered. A friend of her mom’s, a man by the name of Mickey Green was arrested, tried, and convicted. Seems like a certainty he did it since when he was caught he was cleaning the dead woman’s flesh and blood off his car at a local car wash. With that kind of evidence, a worthless lawyer, and his history it was no surprise the police and the…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 29, 2012 at 2:16am — 2 Comments

Book Review: "As The Crow Flies: A Walt Longmire Mystery" by Craig Johnson

It has been two months since the events in the harrowing Hell Is Empty and Sheriff Walt Longmire is once again on the edge of disaster. This time it is because his daughter Cady is getting married.  She is getting married in few days and now the spot they were supposed to have reserved on the nearby Indian Reservation is no longer available.


Instead Henry Standing Bear and Walt are supposed to make other arrangements. After getting a tip that a nearby location…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 27, 2012 at 3:19am — No Comments

Book Review: "SEX, VIOLENCE & HALF A MILLION DOLLARS: Erotic Mysteries" by Michael Bracken"


This collection of slightly more than 61K words (approximately 173 pages) contains twenty-four erotic crime stories that previously appeared in various men’s magazines. SEX, VIOLENCE & HALF A MILLION DOLLARS: Erotic Mysteries features adult stories and that means they are very graphic and detailed with regards to sexuality. The tales appeared in a wide assortment of men’s magazines with most of the publications cited here no longer in print. The stories were first…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 16, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments

Book Review: "Force Of Nature: A Joe Pickett Novel" by C. J. Box.

All Nate Romanowski ever wanted was to be left alone with his secrets and his guilt. He dropped out of society, went off the grid, and vanished into the wilderness. He knew at some point there could be a reckoning. In the last month his good friend, Large Merle, died just after giving him the warning – “The Five. They’ve deployed.”


Now the battle has begun and has come in an unexpected form. Lucky to survive, Nate can’t make any more mistakes. Not only does he have to…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 13, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Short Story Review: "News Flash" by Michael Bracken


Diane Chalmers likes to keep the temperature in her house cold. Maybe that is because she spends so much time in front of the powerful television lights on the 6 and 10pm newscasts. Waco, Texas is a step up or down market wise in a television anchor career. For Diane Chalmers both her career and her marriage seemed headed down and Private Investigator Morris Ronald Boyette does not have any real answers for her.

She isn’t alone as he won’t have any easy answers for…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on June 4, 2012 at 1:53am — No Comments

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