A couple of interesting pieces.
First is on Night Shade Books…
First is on Night Shade Books…
Located along the U.S. New Mexico border, Posadas County has served as the setting for many good books written by Steven F. Havill. This series has seen monumental shifts before and one gets the sense by the end of Double Prey another shift is underway.
A western diamond back rattlesnake is not a snake to play with. Unfortunately, Francisco, the nine year old son of Posada County Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman, and fourteen year old Butch Romero were doing…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 25, 2011 at 12:15am — No Comments
Fourth in the Virgil Flower series, “Bad Blood” returns to a theme familiar to readers of this series ---sex. Usually it is some form of perversion and the issue comes to light while Virgil is having an intimate relationship with the local lead investigator. Such is the case here though it takes a bit to come to light with readers knowing far more than the investigators involved.
According to Bob Tripp, Jacob Flood died in a freak accident at the grain elevator while he was…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 5, 2011 at 1:21am — No Comments
In Libya, a weapon is in terrorists hands and must be recovered.
In Chicago, a pedestrian is killed one beautiful April morning. It was an accident. According to his finger prints he died more than fifty years ago.
The noontime bombing in Wellington Square in London kills and maims without consideration of gender, race or economic portfolio.
From those storylines, Texas author Payne Harrison (author of the bestseller Storming…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 24, 2011 at 12:27am — No Comments
Milton T. Burton’s third novel sets the stage for a series with a rock solid foundation, interesting characters, and a complex case. Sheriff Bo Handel has been the strong, and at times compassionate, arm of the law in Caddo County, Texas for nearly thirty years. Forty miles away from the Louisiana border and half that north of Nacogdoches, the county is fairly quiet though there have been strange events over the years. With a drought and heat wave gripping the state and painting the Texas…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on March 4, 2011 at 12:57am — No Comments
Known for his engaging and very good Arthur Conan Edwards (Ace) mystery series, author Randy Rawls is going in a new direction with Death by Diamonds: A Beth Bowman Mystery. Set in South Florida and featuring a tough female private investigator, this character and series is nothing like Ace. Everything about her and what she will do is different---not just her gender.
Beth Bowman is on a rather routine assignment in South Florida working surveillance on a…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 22, 2011 at 1:58am — No Comments
It has been seven long years since Katy died as the latest novel in the very good Moe Prager series opens. Much has happened to Moe and his family and the aftershocks continue from Katy’s tragic death. Moe has divorced Carmella, their detective agency partnership has long since dissolved and these days he just deals with the wine business. The second store on Long Island will be opening up in a few months and Moe has his hands full with that. Moe Prager is very much out of the detective…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on February 2, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments
Sometimes the blurb on the book encapsulates the book in an excellent way. From the back cover of the recently released collection, INHUMAN CONDITION written by Kate Thornton, comes this explanation:
“Human beings tend to fear the things they don’t know, and that is often sensible, given the lurking dangers that confronted our distant ancestors. But sometimes we need to examine carefully the things we think we know: the pet shop owner in town, the teenage girl…Continue
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Before the review, please allow me to thank those who have contributed publicly to my COBRA insurance and medication fund via ChipIn and privately. As readers of my blog know, things are pretty grim and I appreciate the help so much. On to better things.......
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on January 11, 2011 at 2:56am — No Comments
This debut novel by Bruce DeSilva is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so. Not just because, as has been done in several recent novels, the ongoing demise of the newspaper industry plays a central role. The main theme of the book, chasing an arsonist burning buildings and killing people, is a good one with plenty of twists and turns.
Liam Mulligan is your classic newspaper reporter. He knows everybody on all sides of his beat and when he isn't working or fielding…Continue
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Gus Carpenter is not the only one who left Starvation Lake for bigger pastures in Detroit only to return home like a whipped dog. His second cousin, Gracie McBride,
did the same thing. Gus never did get along well with Gracie despite
the fact she was at his house when they were growing up almost as
much as he was. Maybe it was because she was…
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My blog today features a piece written by talented author Dave
Zelsterman discussing e-books and the future of publishing. Stop by and
take a look at http://kevintipplescorner.blogspot.com/ Comments are
very welcome though you won't win a thing.
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