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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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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 22, 2017 at 10:23am — No Comments

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

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

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