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

Book Review: "Trespasser:A Novel" by Paul Doiron

For Game Warden Mike Bowditch it has already been a very long day when he was told by dispatch about the possible car accident. Dispatcher Lori Williams says a deer was killed in the impact but the driver was not injured. He isn’t sure why he would be needed and with Mr. Varnum yelling at him he is very focused on the immediate problem at hand. Bowditch is on what is supposed to be his last call of the day out at Hank Varnum’s place where all-terrain vehicle riders have been causing…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 31, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

Book Review: "Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel" by James Lee Burke

Morphine is a wonderful drug for those who need it. Dave Robicheaux certainly needs it as he slowly recovers in a New Orleans hospital from being shot twice in the back. For a person with Dave’s documented addictions, morphine is a dangerous drug that could easily end his hard fought sobriety. Morphine also has caused Dave and others to question his sanity as he no longer apparently knows what is real or not.

 

Despite what others have told him, Dave Robicheaux believes that a…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 29, 2012 at 1:35am — No Comments

Book Review: "Monkey Justice: Stories" by Patti Abbott

Noir comes in many forms and nuance. Monkey Justice: Stories is composed of stories that have no easy answers on how to classify them. They live in a shadowy land where things are open to interpretation, not easily summed up at the end of the pieces, and offer a glimpse into lives already stressed by poverty, abuse, and other circumstances. The ways these characters deal with situations are driven not by societal expectations, but by their own personal frame of…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 16, 2012 at 1:37am — No Comments

Book Review: "No Remorse" by Ian Walkley

The plan was to let the two fathers make the ransom payoff in the valley a few miles outside of Tijuana. Two hundred thousand should buy their freedom as that is what the kidnappers wanted. At least the dads know that backup is watching them and ready to help. All they have to do is give the bad guys the money and get their daughters, Danni and Sophia.

 

The kidnappers take the money and then want to change the deal. Instead of giving them Danni and Sophia they offer two other…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 5, 2012 at 12:18am — No Comments

Book Review: "Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen: A Dan Rhodes Mystery" by Bill Crider

Blacklin County in East Texas is home to wild hogs, a Wal-Mart, and more than a few murderers. It has happened again as Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen” opens and Sheriff Dan Rhodes is on the case. Lynn Ashton is very much dead on the floor of a local beauty parlor known as “The Beauty Shack.” Found by the owner of the beauty parlor, Sandra Wiley, it is clear that Lynn’s days of cutting hair are over.

 

Before she was dead, Lynn Ashton was young, pretty and rather…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 3, 2012 at 11:07pm — 4 Comments

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