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Short Story Month on the SMFS Blog

Each day an SMFS member has shared a link or links to his or her work archived online and free to read on the internet. Today,J. H. Bográn shares “The Little Wig Factory.”…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Today on the blog Aubrey Hamilton is back and reviews The Coffin Trail by Martin Edwards Published by Poisoned Pen Press back in 2004, this is the first book in the author’s Lake District mystery series.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 16, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

Review: The Last Second Chance: An Ed Earl Burch Novel Jim Nesbitt

In the wreckage of the S&L crisis of the late 80s and early 90s, Ed Earl Burch works as a private detective. His office located near Mockingbird and Central in Dallas is in a shabby office park with a view of the time and temp sign over at the Dr. Pepper Plant. It features the noise of the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 11, 2017 at 2:50am — No Comments

Review: Two-Trick Pony: The Drifter Detective Series No. 8 by Garnett Elliott

The eighth book of The Drifter Detective Series is split into two parts. As Two-Trick Pony by Garnett Elliot opens, it is 1948 in the Texas panhandle. Jack Laramie has to listen to nonsense from some trucker as the miles of Route 66 pass by. The Desoto broke down on his way to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 11, 2017 at 2:15am — No Comments

Short Story Month on the SMFS Blog

All month on the blog of The Short Mystery Fiction Society members are sharing their short stories archived at various sites across the internet. Today, Victoria Weisfeld shares her 2017 Derringer winning story “Breadcrumbs."…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 10, 2017 at 11:48am — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Guest reviewer Aubrey Hamilton is back today on the blog as she reviews The Return of the Raven Mocker by Donis Casey (Alafair Tucker #9, 2017).

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 9, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments

Short Story Month on the SMFS Blog

Short story month continues with O'Neil De Noux on the SMFS blog today. Like many members this month he is sharing two stories.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 9, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments

FFB Review for May 5, 2017

It has been a little over five years since I mentioned Men In The Making by Bruce Machart. These stories, almost all set in Texas, are about men doing the best they can. I remind you again why you should read this book.

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 6, 2017 at 12:39pm — No Comments

2017 Derringer Award Results

The official announcement by 2017 Derringer Coordinator Dan Persinger can be found on the SMFS Blog here:…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 2, 2017 at 11:26am — No Comments

Novella Review

Today on the blog I review the eighth installment of The Drifter Detective Series titled Two-Trick Pony. This latest installment, written by Garnett Elliott, is a tale told in two parts spanning 11 years as private detective Jack Laramie deals with mysteries and ghosts of his…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 25, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Today on the blog, please welcome Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton who reviews the latest installment of one of my all-time series. She reviews COME DARK by Steven F. Havill.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 23, 2017 at 2:07am — No Comments

FFB Review for April 21, 2017

THE OUTCAST DEAD by Elly Griffiths is the subject of my review today for FFB …



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Review: Where I Can See You by Larry D. Sweazy

Detroit has nothing for him now and Hud Mathews has come home to work for his small hometown police force. It is tough to come back as the area holds so many very painful memories as well as unresolved questions. Some locals are unhappy that Hud is back as it means somebody else is in their way up the ladder…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 17, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Review: Quick: A Hunter Kincaid Mystery by Billy Kring

Border Patrol Agent Hunter Kincaid saw the murder happen, but was powerless to prevent it.

From a half mile away from where she stood on the side of Devil’s Ridge watching through binoculars, she saw the big man shoot the Mexican in the head. She had no idea who the guy was, but he was clearly huge. She…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 17, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments

My Guest Today

Please welcome back Jeanne of the Bookblog of the Bristol Public Library as she considers the first person technique in terms of cozies.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 16, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Review News

Today I review the third book in the Al Quinn series set in Texas, Throw The Texas Dog A Bone: An Al Quinn Novel by Russ Hall.

My spoiler free review also contains links to the earlier books in the series as they should be read in order.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 14, 2017 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Review: The Gun Also Rises: An Aaron Tucker Mystery by Jeffrey Cohen

While billed as book four of the Aaron Tucker Mystery Series, the short story titled, The Gun Also Rises, is also a prequel to the series. For readers familiar with the books, this ten thousand word short story is an explanation of how things got started with characters we already…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 13, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Review: Escape Clause by John Sandford

It is late summer in Minnesota and just shortly after the events in Extreme Prey. Virgil well knows what went on with his old boss Lucas Davenport, so he isn’t surprised when those in charge of  the …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 8, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

My Guest Today

It has been some time, but Earl Staggs is back today.

This time he is  considering Belle Gunness and her record in his post titled BELLE GUNNESS – Black Widow, Serial Killer, Gone Girl.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 7, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments

2017 Derringer Finalists

As President of The Short Mystery Fiction Society, I invite you to read our announcement of the 2017 Derringer Finalists. Winners will be announced May 1st.

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2017/04/2017-derringer-finalists.html

Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 6, 2017 at 3:32am — No Comments

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