Tag: June Lorraine Roberts

  • Masako Togawa: The Lady Killer

    Masako Togawa: The Lady Killer

        Philanderer, killer   The Lady Killer is a publication from 1963 translated from Japanese, it’s a little bit pulp and a little bit clever in its rendering of the tale. Ichiro Honda is a smooth operator who targets women to fulfill his  sexual needs. He chooses the lonely and the uncertain. By his Read more

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    Literary Book Gifts 20% off with MurderinCommon20

      A Canadian’s American Thanksgiving Quick Link to Literary Book Gifts   I’m lucky that I get to celebrate Thanksgiving twice every year. In October in Canada with our sons, and November in the U.S. with friends. The mix changes each year and it is always a lovely time. For many of us, Thanksgiving is Read more

  • Meghan Scott Molin: The Frame-Up

    Meghan Scott Molin: The Frame-Up

      Vigilante in Tights?   Available December 1st Michael-Grace is a cheeky bit of talent. She is also capable, independent, and determined to achieve a promotion at her job. It’s an off-the-cuff comment about a newspaper picture that has MG connecting with Detective Kildaire in a way that only a comic book artist can. A Read more

  • James Hankins: Brothers and Bones

    James Hankins: Brothers and Bones

      Duplicity   Two brothers. One missing for 13-years, the other a successful federal prosecutor. Two words that change a life, and a rabbit hole no one would want to go down. Charlie Beckham never gave up looking for his brother Jake, he just hides it from his fiancee who is exasperated with his obsession. Read more

  • Bryan Gruley: Bleak Harbor

    Bryan Gruley: Bleak Harbor

      Convolution Available December 1st A couple with an autistic son. Each parent with secrets, each parent fearful. Mysterious photos and texts on their phones. Same source, different origin? Same incident, different event? Both keeping things to themselves until it becomes apparent their absent son Danny is actually missing. Carey, smothering under the family name Read more

  • Candace Fox: Crimson Lake

    Candace Fox: Crimson Lake

      Lake of Tears     In Crimson Lake, former detective Ted Conkaffey does his best to remain unnoticed. Charged with the sexual assault of a young girl, no one believes he is innocent when the charges are dropped due to insufficient evidence. Depressed at losing the right to visit his daughter, Conkaffey meets with Read more

  • Michael Pronko: The Moving Blade

    Michael Pronko: The Moving Blade

    Feeling Tokyo   Michael Pronko contacted me out the of the blue one day, and it was the best kind of surprise. The second book of his Tokyo Mystery series, The Moving Blade was released September 30, and if you have an interest in Japanese culture in a crime fiction setting, give this serious consideration. Read more

  • George Pelecanos: The Man Who Came Uptown

    George Pelecanos: The Man Who Came Uptown

    Freedom of Words   What George Pelecanos can do so effortlessly is put us in motion, inserting us into the story in progress, and stepping us out at the last page, feeling that the lives therein continue. The Man Who Came Uptown is a book that creates this perpetual motion and is Pelecanos at his Read more

  • Melissa Yi: Death Flight

    Melissa Yi: Death Flight

    ETA Emergency Just a sneak peak into Autumn and no better book than this new one by Melissa Yi. It’s number six in the Dr. Hope Sze medical crime novel series. Dr. Hope Sze flies from Montreal to Los Angeles to see Dr. John Tucker, one of the two men she is in love with. Read more

  • Terence McCauley: The Fairfax Incident

    Terence McCauley: The Fairfax Incident

    Smooth Operator Charlie Doherty is WWI veteran, and ex-police. A bag man forced off the job so the Chief of Police could keep his. Now a Private Investigator, he has the backing of an influential family whose son he saved. Doherty is a sharp-dressed man with wealthy clients. One of who’s patriarch has committed suicide. Read more