Monthly Archives: May 2017

A LONG TIME DEAD – Andrew Barrett

CSI Roger Conniston  – The DEAD trilogy no.1. Excellent SOCO descriptions from an author who does it for a living – maybe just too much detail in this, seemingly one of his earlier novels, but it is an intrinsic part … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place – TEXAS 2

TEXAS: CREATING A LONE STAR SENSE OF PLACE FOR GRITTY CRIME NOVELS By Jim Nesbitt I come from a long line of hillbilly storytellers who instilled in me a deep and abiding sense of family, time and place as well … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place – TEXAS 1

TEXAS: CREATING A LONE STAR SENSE OF PLACE FOR GRITTY CRIME NOVELS By Jim Nesbitt Part 1. When I was a journalist, I roved the border between Texas and Mexico in search of stories about a rugged region that is … Continue reading

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DOUBLE TAKE – Kendall Talbot

For me, although this was not an un-put-downable read through which I struggled the first half, but the second half seemed to find its gyro and took off like a rocket. Set in Brisbane, Australia, it is the story of … Continue reading

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E-Freebies

Main Stream Publishers, sit up and take notice. No, you did long ago; this won’t take you by surprise. You’re certainly aware of the creeping threat to your previously unrockable domain. Print-On-Demand, et al. FREE E-BOOKS! Serious readers of any … Continue reading

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Top Ten Perps

BOOK POSTMORTEM is about examining the CRIME SCENE left in grime of the Mean Streets and dark alleys by the more skillful of perpetrators; authors who keep us genre addicts glued to the pages. HARRY BINGHAM His Fiona Griffiths series, … Continue reading

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BLEED FOR ME – Michael Robotham

(Joseph O’Loughlin #4) My introduction to Michael Robotham was when I reviewed BOMBPROOF awhile back to find it an unexpected delight, but somehow never got back to finding another Robotham to get my teeth into. With a gap in my … Continue reading

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