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

Book Review: "The Devil To Pay: A Bill Travis Mystery" by George Wier

The fourth book in the “Bill Travis Mysteries” series opens with Bill Travis at work in his office when his friend Walt Cannon comes by to see him. Walt is a Texas Ranger with a thirty plus year career in the elite law enforcement agency. Walt is also under suspicion by some within the organization. Some believe that Walt committed a murder. Walt expects to be arrested soon. Walt swears he didn’t kill Phil Burnet, though he certainly had a good reason to kill him.

Bill Travis knows… Continue

Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 26, 2012 at 12:39am — No Comments

Book Review: "Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice: A Jesse Stone Novel" by Michael Brandman

After the death of author Robert B. Parker, Michael Brandman took over the “Jesse Stone” series. The first one Robert B. Parker’s Killing The Blues was a fairly good book. It certainly was not Robert B. Parker, but the book was good and there was the suggestion that Michael Brandman had plans to push the boundaries a little bit. Unfortunately, this novel is simply nowhere as near as good while it reads like discarded pieces of a movie script due to the lack of depth to…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 24, 2012 at 1:21am — No Comments

Book Review: "Revelations: A Darker Side Mystery" by Jan Christensen

It has been two very long years but in the here and now of late October 1987, Kirk Hudson is finally home in California. While his stepdad, Philip, is not pleased he is back that attitude is not shared by the rest of the family. His mom, Emily, and his identical twin brother, Ben, are ecstatic that Kirk has finally left the religious cult in Texas and is home. Kirk isn’t ready to talk about the cult, known as Celestial Village, or why he left, but they don’t care about that right…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 22, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments

Book Review: "Trickster's Point: A Novel" by William Kent Krueger

Approximately a year after the events of Northwest Angle finds Cork O’Connor once again dealing with the weighty issues of family, friendship, and survival in the wilderness of the North Country of Minnesota. It took Jubal Little three hours to die. Plenty of time for a man to confess his sins, make peace with the past, and more while siting against a rock at Trickster’s Point.


Cork O’Connor may have thought about killing Jubal Little. He may have gone…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 22, 2012 at 3:15am — No Comments

Blatant "Mind Slices" Promotion

My short story collection Mind Slices: A Collection of New and Previously Published Stories features 16 short stories in a variety of genres. Some tales lean towards the science fiction side, some lean towards mystery, and almost all of them lean towards suspense. Most stories also contain more than one genre. The e-book is currently .99 cents and is available online at:



Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 16, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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