Kevin R. Tipple's Blog – July 2012 Archive (8)

Book Review: "Baby Shark's Showdown At Chigger Flats" by Robert Fate

 

It is May 1960 in Fort Worth, Texas as this fifth book in the series begins. It is a calm quiet morning as Baby Shark, Kristin Van Dijk, brings around the old car she and her private investigator partner, Otis Millett, are going to use for a stakeout later in the day. Everything is peaceful until the shooting starts.

 

When the shooting stops Baby Shark is wounded, cars are smashed and destroyed in the street with the wreckage everywhere, and bad dead guys litter the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 27, 2012 at 12:46am — No Comments

Book Review: "Gone Missing" by Linda Castillo

GONE MISSING is the fourth book in the Chief of Police Kate Burkholder series. A complex series that should be read in order and one that once again finds deep rooted evil hiding behind the pastoral beauty of Ohio’s Amish country. Long before she was Police of Chief of Painters Mill, Kate knew first hand that evil was present and could do horrible things. She knows that a missing child could mean several very bad things.

 

Agent John Tomasetti with the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 24, 2012 at 1:40am — No Comments

Short Story Review: "Artie And The Green Eyed Woman: The Artie Crimes" by Jan Christensen

Another in the series from “The Artie Crimes” by Jan Christensen finds Artie yet again attempting to slip into the night with the jewelry he just lifted from a jewelry store. A quiet getaway on foot down a dark alley is foiled when he bumps into a woman who has been waiting for him in the shadows. She has a gun and a job for him. She wants him to pick the lock of a door across the alley.

 

When a woman points a gun at you there really isn’t much choice. Artie picks the lock and…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 15, 2012 at 2:27am — No Comments

Book Review: "Damage Control: A Jonathan Grave Thriller" by John Gilstrap

“’You’ll have a whole life time to grieve.  But ask yourself this: aren’t you living pretty intensely right now?  I mean, if you take away the fear and the loss and the pain, can you think of any time in your life that has felt like a bigger adventure?’” (Page 152)

 

Jonathan Grave “Digger” had a plan and the trap was set in the deep jungles of Southern Mexico. The hostages and their kidnappers would arrive, he would hand over the money, and the kidnappers would leave with the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 10, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments

Book Review: "Longnecks & Twisted Hearts: A Bill Travis Mystery" by George Wier

Bill Travis has a lot on his mind as this novel the third in the series opens. His wife Julie is pregnant and could give birth nearly any day now. A friend of his is in court locked in a lawsuit with some guy who cheated him out of 100K. Then he gets word that his best friend since second grade, Brad, is dead.

 

According to his wife, Mary Jo, he was murdered and she knows exactly who did it. Obviously, Bill is going to pack up and leave Austin, Texas to head back home…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 1, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Book Review: "The Adventures of Summer McPhee of Ocracoke Island: The Midnight Skulker" by Douglas Quinn

Author Douglas Quinn introduces a new series aimed primarily at girls ages 8-12 with The Adventures of Summer McPhee of Ocracoke Island: The Midnight Skulker.  This is a series spun off from the book The Adventures of Quinn Higgins Boy Detective: The Cave of Blackbeard’s Treasure where Summer McPhee was introduced.  Summer lives on Ocracoke Island on the outer banks of North Carolina with her mom.

 

Her biggest problem as the book opens is that it is…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 1, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Book Review: "The Adventures of Quinn Higgins Boy Detective: The Case of Blackbeard’s Treasure" by Douglas Quinn

It has been a few months since the events The Case of the Haunted House and now as this fourth book in the well done series opens, it is Christmas time.  This means it is time for his Dad to come to Quinn under the divorce visitation agreement between his parents. This year, Quinn and his Dad will be going to see his dad’s sister, Aunt Kim. Aunt Kim has a daughter, Summer, who is Quinn’s age. They live on Ocracoke Island which is located on the outer banks of North Carolina. It…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 1, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Short Story Review: "The Missing Sniper" by Earl Staggs

 

Thanks to his gift, Adam Kingston knew he would get a phone call. Who was calling, why he would be called, he didn’t know.  But, he knew it would be a call about someone dying somewhere and he would be involved. Hard to sleep when you know something is going to happen. Hard to sleep when you know for absolute certainty just enough to be worried.

 

The phone call finally comes by way of Sheriff Dillon Corbin of Mendes County, Florida.  Adam is on a master list of Law…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on July 1, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

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