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

Book Review: "Caddo Cold: A Bill Travis Mystery" by George Wier

The seventh in the series finds Bill Travis once again trying to help a client who has also become a friend. A familiar pattern in these novels and one that played out in the first book The Last Call. That resulted, among other things, in a marriage to Julie, and a number of children. Neither will happen with Travis trying to help Holt Gatlin.

 

When Holt Gatlin went off the roof of the defunct theater in Karnack, Texas he hit the ground hard.  Everyone knows he…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 26, 2012 at 2:50am — No Comments

Book Review: "Protectors: Stories to Benefit Protect" Editor Thomas Pluck

Anthologies designed to raise monies for a cause are becoming more and more common. This is true here with Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT features stories about children in danger. Monies raised from book go to PROTECT, and its parent organization, the National Association to Protect Children, in order to help keep children safe, strengthen laws against child abuse in its many forms, and to assist the victims of such abuse. Along with a detailed explanation of…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 24, 2012 at 1:13am — No Comments

Book Review: "HOT STUFF" by Don Bruns

HOT STUFF is the latest in a series that began with STUFF TO DIE FOR and another very well done mystery read. This one finds Skip and his longtime girlfriend, Em, out for the evening at L’Elfe in Miami. The French restaurant on Bayshore Drive is quite famous as its owner is Chef Jean Bouvier. Known for his signature television line, “But can you do this?” on cooking shows on the Food Network, his line of cookbooks, spices, cutlery, etc., Jean and his wife,…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 12, 2012 at 1:36am — No Comments

Book Review: "SLOW FALLING: A Bill Travis Mystery" by George Wier

A man covered in dirt from head to toe looking like he just barely crawled out of a grave is never a good thing. It gets worse when the guy dies on the oak floor in a bar. Not that Bill cares one way or another right then what Sonny, the bar owner, is talking about as Bill’s wife, Julie, is in labor and Bill has more important things to think about and do.  Like getting to the hospital in time and in one piece.

 

He makes it to the hospital just in time to see his latest…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 5, 2012 at 3:19am — No Comments

Book Review: "Death on the Pedernales: A Bill Travis Mystery" by George Wier

It was supposed to be a simple flying lesson when Bill Travis and Denise Lipscomb lifted off the runway in Austin for the short flight to the small town of Trantor’s Crossing fifty miles away.  The plan is to practice touch and go landings at the small airport there and then fly back home. Twenty minutes later the flashing red and blue lights at a small airport hangar indicate something is wrong.

 

It isn’t long before it is clear why the police are at the hangar in…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 3, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

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