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Mini-Reviews - April 2000

Connolly, John - Every Dead Thing - VG

Not for the squeamish, but wonderful writing style, lyrical



Graham, Mark - The Black Maria - Sold

Couldn't get into it, didn't hold for me…



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Added by LJ Roberts on April 2, 2000 at 4:30am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - February 2000

Bonansinga, Jan - Bloodhound - Sold
Male author, female character, doesn't work


Montaltano, William - Basilica - Sold
Friendship between brother and pope, drug cartal

Added by LJ Roberts on February 2, 2000 at 4:30am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - January 2000

Francis, Dick - Second Wind - Ok

A very sad example of his work



Hightower, Lynn S. - Satan's Lambs - G+

Woman who's brother-in-law involved with Satanists…



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Added by LJ Roberts on January 2, 2000 at 4:30am — No Comments

1999 - LJ's Top Reads

LJ's Top Reads of 1999

Alexander, Bruce - Blind Justice

Cobin, Harlen - The Final Detail

Crais, Robert - LA Requiem

DuBois, Brenden - Shattered Shell

Ford, G.M. - Last Ditch

Gardner, Lisa - The Good Daughter

Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia - All Bill Slider Books

Jance, J.A. - Breach of Duty

Jennings, Maureen - Except the Dying

Kearsley, Susanna - Shadowy Horses

Krueger, William Kent - Iron Lake

Lehane, Dennis - Prayers for the…

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Added by LJ Roberts on December 31, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - December 1999

James, Bill - Roses, Roses - Sold

Didn't care for his style



Katz, Jon - Death Row - G

A bit redundant in spots, but enjoyed



Peverman,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on December 2, 1999 at 8:30am — No Comments

Vincent Zandri talks writing noir mysteries & secrets for writing bestselling books

When it comes to talking thrillers and crime-related fiction novels, Vincent Zandri definitely stands out among the best of the best.  A very prolific author, he’s penned such bestsellers as The Remains, Moonlight Falls, Godchild, and The Innocent with more on the way. 

 

We interviewed Vincent to find out his secret to writing…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Edge of Your Seat Thriller Author Allan Leverone

When you put the words ‘terrorists’ and ‘assassination’ together, the first thing comes to my mind is thriller author Allan Leverone.  While Allan has been featured in such publications as Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Shroud Magazine, Twisted Dreams, Mysterical-E and many other venues, both print and online, he has written two masterful books…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

MURDER ON THE HIGH SEAS: A CRUISE TO DIE FOR

I just returned from a trip to the Mexican Caribbean. It was a cruise saluting Veterans, very patriotic (I am a Vietnam Era vet). I was on a panel of authors talking to the vets about writing their memoirs. The cruise was terrific! We got together later with the travel agent who pulled together the trip and pitched the idea of a mystery cruise. I came up with the title: Murder On the High Seas: A Cruise To Die For.



I heard today that the travel agent can pull it together by next… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

National Adoption Day

Added by Donna Carrick on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My new contribution to the peaceful world of crime aficionados

For all readers who love LeCarre and Forsyth novels and movies, I am contributing my recently published CROSSROADS thriller. I am also expecting my The Raven Affair to be published in 2009. Another thriller in the same genre. My third novel, Last Flight to Rome, needs a bit more work before submission. And my fourth novel, Tunnel, is still in the 'formative' stage. Interested readers can find my novels at www.SNEDELTON.com. I have received a couple of… Continue

Added by STEVEN NEDELTON on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - November 1999

Burke, Jan - Bones - VG

Good action and twist, deals with her flaws



Collins, Max Allan - Flying Blind - G

Enjoyed his "voice" more than the story…



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Added by LJ Roberts on November 2, 1999 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - October 1999

Barnes, Linda - Flashpoint - G

Too much focus on "little sister" - lacked suspense



Sterling, Boris - Messiah - VG

Grim, suspenseful, took me to the very end…



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Added by LJ Roberts on October 2, 1999 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - September 1999

Alexander, Bruce - Blind Justice - VG

Victorian England, Sherlock Holmes style, orphan youth, head of Bow St. Runners



Mahoney, Dan - Once In, Never Out - Sold

Characters too good to be true, couldn't finish…



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Added by LJ Roberts on September 2, 1999 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - August 1999

Brown, Molly - Invitation to a Funeral - Sold

Very choppy style



MacGregor, T.J. - The Hanged Man - Ok

Psysics working for the government…



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Added by LJ Roberts on August 2, 1999 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - July 1999

Barre, Richard - Blackheart Highway - NR

Just couldn't get into it



Block, Lawrence - You Could Call It Murder - G

Very 50's - well done as are all of his…



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Added by LJ Roberts on July 2, 1999 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - June 1999

Beaton, M.C. - Death of a Dentist - Ok

Maxed out on this series, don't think authors likes her characters



Christie, Agatha - The Mysterious Mr. Quin - G

Short stories-more fanciful of her work…



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Added by LJ Roberts on June 2, 1999 at 7:30am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - May 1999

Harvey, John - Living Proof - VG

Resnick - fun use of real authors



Hoag, Tami - Ashes to Ashes - G

Serial killer, very grim…



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Added by LJ Roberts on May 2, 1999 at 3:30am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - April 1999

Auster, Paul - New York Trilogy - Sold

Okay - not a mystery



Graves, Sarah - Dead Cat Bounce - Sold

Okay, cozy, very "Maine" voice…



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Added by LJ Roberts on April 2, 1999 at 3:30am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - March 1999

Ford, G.M. - Last Ditch - Ex

1999 Top Ten - Well written, one of his best



Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia - Blood Lines - VG

Good twist at end…



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Added by LJ Roberts on March 2, 1999 at 3:30am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - February 1999

Connelly, Michael - Angels Flight - G

Not one of his best



Fairweather, Lor i -Blood and Water - Sold-Ok

1st person POV-figured it out by page 62…



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Added by LJ Roberts on February 2, 1999 at 3:30am — No Comments

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