Category Archives: Crime

RAGING AGAINST the STORM – Maynard Sims

BAHAMA SERIES BOOK #3. Harry Beck used to run a fishing and boat hire service in the Bahamas. Used to; now he’s a wreck since an assassin killed his friend and business partner. His grief is destroying his marriage as … Continue reading

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THE MIDNIGHT LINE – Lee Child

Top notch five star pure Reacher. Out to stretch his legs on a bus-ride to Anywhere, ex-Army MP drifter, Jack Reacher, notices a Westpoint class ring in a pawnshop window. The implications that such a hard earned symbol of blood … Continue reading

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MIDNIGHT at the BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE – Matthew Sullivan

An original tale of a mysterious suicide in a bookseller’s shop, involving intense bibliophiles; both those that man the shop and those that inhabit the shelves to feed their habit but seldom can afford to buy. Lydia, who has returned … Continue reading

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NOTHING SAVE THE BONES INSIDE HER – Clayton Lindemuth

A sharp, to-the-point review by BARB ETTRIDGE. Clayton Lindemuth brings post-war Pennsylvania into stark focus with the voice of each character who brings brutal honesty to what is a dark tale of how fate, greed and anger can destroy your … Continue reading

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PURGATORY ROAD – Peter J. Earle

A REVIEW by JIM NESBITT, author of the gritty Ed Earl Burch thriller Series. NESBITT REVIEW — PURGATORY ROAD VELDT-NOIR: ANOTHER NAME FOR HARD-BOILED SUSPENSE EXCELLENCE The hallmark of a Peter J. Earle novel is the vivid and evocative sense … Continue reading

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LIFE, INTERRUPTED BY DEATH – Jefferson Merrick

DETECTIVE VERONICA REASON #1. An entertaining well-plotted police procedural which grabbed me from page one and didn’t let go.   This introduces Superintendent Veronica Reason, a tough clever determined investigator dealing with the intricate weave of two criminal threads. One … Continue reading

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SOUTH CALIFORNIA PURPLES – Baron R. Birtcher

NEW WEST SAGA WITH OLD WEST VIOLENCE AND VALUES, says JIM NESBITT who wrote this review: At their best, the Western and the hard-boiled crime novel are distinctly American art forms that rise above the conventions of genre, the clash … Continue reading

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IF I DIE TONIGHT – A. L. Gaylin

A true Whodunnit with more twists than hawser. Pack a picnic life support and get stuck in. Catheter optional. The treasured car of an aging pop star runs down and kills a teenage boy one wet early morning. His phone … Continue reading

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BLONDE ICE – R.G. Belsky

A JIM NESBITT REVIEW. Dick Belsky’s Blonde Ice is a classic, fast-paced thriller that serves up it’s sex-laced mayhem straight up and strong, like a double-shot of bourbon, easing the burn with wry humor and wisecracks from the story’s narrator … Continue reading

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DON’T LET GO – Harlan Coben

The best who-dunnit I’ve read for quite awhile; this is Harlan Coben at his best. For me, his last series rendition was not up to his usual high standard, but this stand-alone is a killer.  Nap Dumas, a small town … Continue reading

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