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Review: Switchblade: Issue 1, Volume 1 Editor Scotch Rutherford

The first issue of Switchblade is an intriguing mix of both noir and hard boiled fiction. The anthology is divided into two parts consisting of flash fiction and short fiction. Per the introduction written by editor Scotch Rutherford, the tales in this magazine share a…

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Review: Styx & Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery by James W. Ziskin

It is late January of 1960 as Styx & Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery begins and Ellie Stone gets some bad news from the local sheriff.  Her father was found unconscious in his New York City apartment and is now in the hospital in critical condition. Eleonora “Ellie” Stone, a…

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Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine: February 2018

One does not want to find a severed finger, but that is what happens in the opening story of Mystery Weekly Magazine: February 2018.  Not only is it a severed finger, but that severed finger is missing the bone in “I Gave Them The Finger” by Chad Lutzke. Ben thinks the finger probably belongs to…

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FFB Review for April 6, 2018

Clearly, a book that was published last year does not really qualify for FFB. Yet, I have been doing this series as reviews for FFB since I started back in December of 2015. Therefore, I am doing it again this week with The Chalk Pit: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths.…

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Review: Down The River Unto The Sea: A Novel Walter Mosley

Joe King Oliver has been out of prison for 10 years as Down The River Unto The Sea by Walter Mosley begins. A disgraced NYPD detective, these days he runs a small private investigative agency consisting of himself and his wise beyond her years teenage…

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Review: Blaze! Spanish Gold (Blaze! Western Series Book 18) by Ben Boulden

Unity, Utah is where Kate and J.D. Blaze were planning to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The badlands that surround the town are home to numerous silver and gold mines. Those mines are responsible for most of the males in the town of Unity. Some of those miners and few others are in the saloon…

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Guest Reviewer Jeanne of the BPL

Jeanne of the BPL is back today on the blog with another all new review. Treadmill Books: BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS by Kathy Aarons.…

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Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Aubrey is back on the blog with another new review. This week she reviews THE DOG WALKER by Lesley Thomson. …



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FFB Review for March 30, 2018

For this final Friday of March, Barry Ergang reviews NO CHANCE IN HELL by Nick Quarry. …



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Review: Another Man’s Ground by Claire Booth

“’I know that ain’t what the Bible says, but I do,’ she said. ‘He’s always got horrible music playing, he don’t got no housekeepin’ skills, and he’s mean as a constipated goat.’” (Page 145, Another Man’s Ground)

 

While that description fit…

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Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine: January 2018

Mystery Weekly Magazine: January 2018 opens with “One And Done” by Arthur Carey. It is a hot afternoon in late summer in the park as Charlie Anson watches birds through old binoculars. He is about to call it a day when an argument between two men further along the trail turns violent.…

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Guest Reviewer Jeanne of the BPL

Jeanne of the BPL reviews the Fat Cat Mysteries by Janet Cantrell who is also Kaye George. …



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Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Aubrey Hamilton reviews UNHOLY WRIT by David Williams. …



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FFB Review for March 16, 2018

My review of Deadly Currents: A RM Adventures Mystery by Beth Groundwater. …



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DOWN THE RIVER UNTO THE SEA by Walter Mosley

My review of DOWN THE RIVER UNTO THE SEA by Walter Mosley. …



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Guest Reviewer Aubrey Hamilton

Aubrey and her review of IT HAPPENED AT 2 IN THE MORNING by Alan Hruska. …



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Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine: November 2017

Mystery Weekly Magazine: November 2017 opens with “The Sugar Witch” by R.S. Morgan. Melissa wants Angelo dead and wants his help. The 500K Angelo has stashed in the house is another inducement beyond what Melissa has already given him.

 

Cilly had a plan and…

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Review: Down A Dark Road: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo

“’Be careful in your search for the truth, Kate Burkholder.’ Easing his arm away from me, he goes back to mucking. ‘You may not like what you find.’” (Page 216, Down A Dark Road)

 

A normal day in the life of Chief of Police Kate Burkholder goes sideways…

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Review: The Hairy Potter And Other Al Quinn Mystery Stories by Russ Hall

 

The Hairy Potter And Other Al Quinn Mystery Stories opens with the signature tale, “The Hairy Potter.” Retired Detective Al Quinn, his brother Maury, and their girlfriends, Fergie and Bonnie, are out in the dark Texas night on a reconnaissance mission. They are trying to sneak…

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Guest Post by Judy Penz Sheluk

It has been awhile since Judy last graced the blog with her presence, but she is back today as she has a new book now out. A HOLE IN ONE follows THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE: A Glass Dolphin Mystery. Cover design is very important with a book release and…

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