Kevin R. Tipple's Blog – August 2016 Archive (25)

Review: "Coffin for Cash (Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles Book 12)" by Nik Morton

As Coffin for Cash begins the almost 30-year-old U.S. Marshal Cash Laramie is in Cheyenne, Wyoming to see his boss, Chief U.S. Marshal Devon Penn. Also in his office is an attractive redhead by the name of Berenice Rohmer who is a family friend of Penn’s. Her brother has gone missing in the Dakota Territory…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 29, 2016 at 1:40am — No Comments

Review: Thuglit: Last Writes Editors Todd Robinson, Allison Glasgow, and Julie McCarron

Thuglit: Last Writes is the latest, and unfortunately, the last issue of Thuglit franchise. The final issue contains twelve quality stories that are very good in their own right as well as also honoring what has come before them.

 

After a very short introduction…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 29, 2016 at 1:01am — No Comments

Like Many Here I Also Have A Book Out

More than one actually, but this one is all mine. You may have heard of it......

 

Mind Slices: A Collection of New and Previously Published Stories—16 stories in fantasy, science fiction, mystery, suspense, and mainstream fiction, with some stories blending genres.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 28, 2016 at 1:25am — No Comments

For Our Younger Readers....

This one blends a fantasy with a strong mystery angle....…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 28, 2016 at 1:23am — No Comments

From A Year Ago Today...

as we spin the review way back machine....…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 28, 2016 at 1:20am — No Comments

Review: Crime Syndicate Magazine: Issue 2 Edited by Michael Pool and Dietrich Kalteis

The second issue of Crime Syndicate Magazine proves that the first issue was not a fluke. Lightening does strike twice and it certainly did in this case. “Intense” and “edgy” are often over used clichés when applied to crime fiction, but they certainly apply here in several…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 22, 2016 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Review: Black Coffee: Stories from the Noir Side of Town Editor Andrew MacRae

Edited by Andrew MacRae, Black Coffee: Stories from the Noir Side of Town. While defining what noir means can be difficult as Andrew MacRae notes in the introduction, the decision was made to let the stories included in the anthology define it. While there is commonality in the 23 definitions, there is also …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 22, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments

SMFS Member Kaye George WINS A 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for MURDER ON WHEELS.

SMFS Member Kaye George won a 2016 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for MURDER ON WHEELS.

Nominated in the Best Fiction Short Story Anthology category and edited by Ramona DeFelice Long, Murder On Wheels…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 22, 2016 at 4:02am — No Comments

My Blog Guest Today

Jeanne of the Bristol Public Library is back today with another interesting guest blog-- To Smoke or Not to Smoke?

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 20, 2016 at 11:38pm — No Comments

SMFS Blog: SMFS Member Nominees for Killer Nashville’s 2016 Silver Falchion Award

As President of The Short Mystery Fiction Society I invite you to come be a part of things. Today on our SMFS Blog, those members nominated for Killer Nashville’s 2016 Silver Falchion Awards are recognized. Congrats to the nominees! …



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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 20, 2016 at 2:27am — No Comments

FFB Review Today

I first told you about The End of Everything by Megan Abbott a few years ago. Back in late September of 2011 to be exact. She has written a lot since and I have not been able to keep up. So keep reading her

and make sure you pick up this one too. Make sure you check out the rest of the reading…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 20, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Review: The Highwayman: A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson

There is a legend regarding the Wind River Canyon in Wyoming. The legend has several pieces including a piece involving a highway patrol officer by the name of Bobby Womack who had a complicated career tragically cut short in a fiery crash decades ago. It is a place where strange…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 19, 2016 at 1:16am — No Comments

Blog Guest--Author Judy Penz Sheluk

Author Judy Penz Sheluk recently stopped by the blog to talk about about Agatha Christie, writing, and more. Come take a look and check out her new book Skeletons In The Attic.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 19, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

Review: "Someone Always Knows: A Sharon McCone Mystery" by Marcia Muller

Gage Renshaw was supposed to be dead. At least that was what Sharon McCone and Hy Ripinsky had thought until his unwelcome appearance at the building in San Francisco. Why he is back now and what he wants isn’t clear, but the guy is certainly bad news and well known for his mind…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 19, 2016 at 12:54am — No Comments

Black Coffee Anthology Review

Today on the blog I review the anthology Black Coffee: Stories from the Noir Side of Town. Edited by Andrew MacRae, the read features 23 short stories. That means my review is a bit longer than usual today. So, go pour yourself another cup of your favorite beverage and then come take a…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 18, 2016 at 1:47am — No Comments

Monday With Kaye for August 15, 2016

Today Kaye George brings us word of a debut mystery and a new series. We also lean that Kaye has her wine with ice. Read “Monday With Kaye” to learn what she thought of Decanting a Murder by Nadine Nettmann.

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 16, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: "Nanoman: Perfect Courage" by Jack Rice

It is September of the year 2085 as Nanoman: Perfect Courage by Jack Rice begins. The United States of America no longer exists as the country has politically fractured into far smaller regions. What is left of the former USA calls itself the “United States of Freedom” and controls a chunk of the northeast as well…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 15, 2016 at 12:47am — No Comments

Blog News

My review of the mystery novella, THE HIGHWAYMAN by Craig Johnson. This is the latest entry in his Sheriff Walt Longmire series. …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 12, 2016 at 4:46am — No Comments

Blog News

Back towards the end of July I reviewed the first issue of Crime Syndicate Magazine. Today I review the second issue of Crime Syndicate Magazine.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 12, 2016 at 4:44am — No Comments

My Blog Guest Today

Today Judy Penz Schultz is on the blog talking about Agatha Christie, writing, and more....…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 11, 2016 at 12:36am — No Comments

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