Category: Reviews

  • Summer Hiatus & Rebuild

    Murder in Common is under construction. The Traveler theme I loved is no longer supported and I have to switch to a new theme – Chaos! This is a good time then to take a break while my website is being rebuilt. Enjoy your summer: walk your neighbourhood, swim the waters, and dine with family Read more

  • Steve Goble: City Problems

    Steve Goble: City Problems

    “I was supposed to be ready for anything.“ Detective Ed Runyon escaped from New York to rural Ohio years ago. He left behind the city and the memory of a dead girl nailed to a wall. It was a case that almost broke him. Runyon did everything possible to forget, therapy, medication, booze, and he Read more

  • Trace Conger: Catch and Release

    Trace Conger: Catch and Release

    When it comes to danger there are: No Promises Vacationing on a family isle in Meddebemps, Maine, Connor Harding watches as a man named Boone cautiously paddles a canoe to his dock. The box he’s carrying contains postcards that are sent to his gangster boss Little Freddie. They are mailed from different cities, on the Read more

  • Pete Mesling: The Portable Nine

    Pete Mesling: The Portable Nine

    Nine villians…no wait, nine assassins, because not all assassins are villians… Welcome to the world of The Portable Nine. They dispersed years ago to their own decay and devices. Now Davenport, the Mad Man of Malta, is bringing them all together again in a venture to make them rich, and have a bit of revenge Read more

  • Lisa Nikolidakis: No One Crosses the Wolf

    Lisa Nikolidakis: No One Crosses the Wolf

    Available September 1, 2022 It was in 2003 that Lisa Nikolidakis‘ brother Mike called to tell her that her father was dead. And more than that, he had shot and killed two other people before turning the gun on himself. As they try to process his actions, only Lisa has a better idea of what Read more

  • Margot Kinberg: A Matter of Motive

    Margot Kinberg: A Matter of Motive

    A Patricia Stanley Investigation Ron Clemons, CEO of Mid-Atlantic Publicity Services, is on his way to a client meeting when he feels ill. As his situation worsens he manages to pull his car to the side of the road. His body is found in the drivers seat shortly thereafter. The medical examiner finds high levels Read more

  • Paul Heatley: Cutthroat

    Paul Heatley: Cutthroat

    Full Confession: Today was spent celebrating my youngest son’s engagement to a wonderful young woman. So I’ve stolen a post (yet again) from my UK blogging friend Colman.

  • James L’Etoile: Dead Drop

    James L’Etoile: Dead Drop

    Available July 19 – Pre-order Here Maricopa County Detective Nathan Parker is a good cop, but he’s put his life on hold over the death of his partner. He’s left behind relationships, and his work has suffered – he can’t let go. Working on the border means coyotes and illegals are crossing the border regularly. Read more

  • Ireland Bound!

    Ireland Bound!

    I’m heading off to Ireland this evening and I’m very excited about my trip. Hence an early post – Saturday instead of my usual Sunday. Here’s some suggested reading from my blogging friend Colman and his great crime fiction website: Criminal Col’s Library. Please Click Here for his April reading list, and stay to discover Read more

  • Adam Lyndon: Devil’s Chimney

    Adam Lyndon: Devil’s Chimney

    Available June 23 – Preorder Here DEAD COPS SLEEP LONG PC Rutherford Barnes and his partner Harriet Holden have done the Sussex police department proud. They arrested Howard Van Leer as the suspect who has been on a burglary streak for weeks. It was Holden’s new digs that they found Van Leer outside of, but Read more