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FFB Review for March 31, 2017

A few years ago, Barry reviewed a Carl Hiassen book titled Lucky You for FFB.

I had not read him at that time. I still have not. Barry is back today with another review of a Carl Hiassen book. This time he reviews Nature Girl.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 1, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

Review News

It what has been very rare since my Mom passed two months ago, I have back to back new reviews.

Today on the blog, I review Where I Can See You by Larry D. Sweazy.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 31, 2017 at 6:34am — No Comments

Review News

It is review time on the blog again today.

Among other new things on the blog today I review QUICK: A HUNTER KINCAID MYSTERY by Billy Kring.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 30, 2017 at 3:33am — No Comments

Guest Stephanie Osborn

In case you missed it yesterday, my guest was award winning author Stephanie Osborn.

Billing herself as the “the Interstellar Woman of Mystery” she has been a real life rocket scientist and is the author, co-author, or contributor to more than thirty books including a number of science fiction…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 28, 2017 at 11:45am — No Comments

Review News

With everything here, I missed this book when it first came out last fall. Finally found out and it was another good one.

My review of ESCAPE CLAUSE: A VIRGIL FLOWERS NOVEL by John Sandford.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 28, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

Review News

Today on the blog I review THE GUN ALSO RISES: AN AARON TUCKER MYSTERY  by Jeffrey Cohen.

This is a ten thousand word short story that is also a prequel to the very good mystery series.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 28, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

Kevin's Corner: Guest Reviewer John Stickney Reviews Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck

Kevin's Corner: Guest Reviewer John Stickney Reviews Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck …

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 26, 2017 at 11:32am — No Comments

Review: Escape Cluase by John Sandford

Among other new items on the blog today, I review ESCAPE CLAUSE: A VIRGIL FLOWERS NOVEL by John Sandford.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 26, 2017 at 11:27am — No Comments

FFB Review for March 24, 2017

Friday means Friday's Forgotten Books.

Among other new things already on the blog this morning is Barry’s FFB review of Mr. Monk In Trouble by Lee Goldberg. Come read and comment.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 25, 2017 at 12:54am — No Comments

My Blog Guest: Judy Penz Sheluk on "Fine Tuning Your Manuscript"

If you are not already following my blog, you may have missed the return of author Judy Penz Sheluk to the blog. 

In a laugh out loud guest post she discussed how errors can slip through the system.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:42pm — No Comments

A Mental Health Sunday

Despite having a ton of things around here to do including doing something about replacing the printer that decided to go belly-up yesterday, I said to heck with it today and sat outside reading. I'm a bit sunburned, especially in my face, but it was well worth it. For a few hours, I forgot about things as I was lost in the latest read from John Sandford by way of the Plano Public Library System.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Guest Reviewer JJ Stickeny

Having recently reviewed The Last Collar by Lawrence Kelter and Frank Zafiro as well as The Origins of Benjamin Hackett by Gerald M. O'Connor, John Stickeny is back with another review.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:32pm — No Comments

FFB Review for March 17, 2017

Today for Friday’s Forgotten Books hosted by Patti Abbott, I reminded you of It Happened One Knife.

This is the second book of what is now known as the Comedy Tonight Mystery Series. It follows…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 20, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

FFB Review for March 3, 2017

FFB today includes my review of Some Like It Hot Buttered which is the first book of what is now known as the Comedy Tonight Mystery Series.

I first reviewed this book back in April 2008. Jeff has gone on to write quite a few more books in various series and continues to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 4, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

Review: A Turtle Roars In Texas: An Al Quinn Novel (Book 2) by Russ Hall

Detective Wayon Gallard has only been a detective for a month so the deceased woman hanging like a scarecrow at the Three Sisters Organic Farm might be a bigger case than he is ready to handle. Though he has been with the department for eleven years, Gallard has been a detective barely a month. Not even…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 4, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

Review: A Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Fifth in the Ruth Galloway series opens with eighteen-month-old Kate answering the phone in that special way familiar to many parents. After that brief moment of levity, the mood turns somber, as Caz has called. Ruth and Carol, who always went by “Caz” back in their university days and still does,…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Review: An Unsettling Crime For Samuel Craddock: A Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel by Terry Shames

Billed as a Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel the latest read from author Terry Shames takes readers back decades ago when a young Samuel Craddock came home to be police chief of the small south Texas town, Jarret Creek. It is the mid-80s and the city council wants a younger man to deal with the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Review: A Room Full of Bones: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Kate is going to be a year old as of November1, 2009 and her mother, Doctor Ruth Galloway, is keenly aware that in all likelihood she is failing at motherhood across the board.

It is one thing to be head of Forensic Archelogy at the University of North Norfolk. It is quite another thing to raise a…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

Review: The Wrong Side Of Goodbye: A Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly

While he has spent most of the last year suing the LAPD over his forced retirement, these days Harry Bosch is a private detective when he isn’t working as a reserve officer for the San Fernando PD. Bosch works for free as the small department does not have the funds to pay him. For Bosch it is a chance…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 20, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

Review News

If you are not already following my blog, you may have missed the news I had a new review up earlier this week.

I reviewed An Unsettling Crime For Samuel Craddock: A Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel by Terry Shames. After five books in the series, author Terry Shames takes readers back…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 9, 2017 at 10:53pm — No Comments

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