Tag: June Lorraine Roberts

  • David Achord: Wildcat

    David Achord: Wildcat

    Right kind of PI Wrong kind of problems   Thomas Ironcutter has big weight over his head. His wife committed suicide, the police department where he was a detective thinks he did it. He waits for the inevitable. He’s moved on as he can, there is little of the wounded detective in this book. He is pragmatic and Read more

  • Lone Thiels: Fatal Crossing

    Lone Thiels: Fatal Crossing

      Thrift Shop Suitcase Dangerous Journey   Nora Sands is the London correspondent for the Danish weekly magazine Globalt. When she buys a used leather suitcase, tucked inside are old pictures of teenage girls. One of the pictures is of two girls on a Danish ferry. They disappeared in the 80s. This leads Sands to serial killer William Hickley and she realizes that the suitcase Read more

  • Melissa Yi: Human Remains – Book Launch Today!

    Melissa Yi: Human Remains – Book Launch Today!

      Moving forward Moving on?   When I last wrote about Melissa Yi’s wonderful character Dr. Hope Sze, she was in dire circumstances in Stockholm Syndrome. The aftermath of this has resulted in PTSD. Currently living in Ottawa, Sze is set for a rotation at a lab for stem cell research. Scoping out the lab the evening before her first work day, she Read more

  • Ed James: The Hope That Kills

    Ed James: The Hope That Kills

      Murdered Sex Workers Lost Daughter   It’s the work that keeps DI Fenchurch going, and when the body of a young woman is found without a clue to her identity, he digs in. She is about the age of his missing daughter Chloe, gone for 10-years. The pain and anxiety killed his marriage and could yet take him under. Read more

  • Jane Harper: The Dry

    Jane Harper: The Dry

      Heat – Drought Hatred – Murder   Aaron Falk left Kiewarra, Australia as a teenager, driving away from rancor and suspicion. Many years later, now a Federal Agent in Melourne, he returns for the funeral of his childhood friend Luke. The friend whom many believe killed his wife and child, before killing himself.  Regional police have ruled it a murder, Read more

  • Kathleen Kent: The Dime

    Kathleen Kent: The Dime

    New City Alternate Life   Dallas – Detective Betty Rhyzyk’s new city. A place to forget about policing in Brooklyn. New York law enforcement is her family culture, but that is her past. Her life is in Texas now with her girlfriend Jackie.   She scores a great partner in Seth and deftly handles the other detectives she works with who have problems with her sexual Read more

  • Bob Kroll: The Hell of it All + Q&A

    Bob Kroll: The Hell of it All + Q&A

       Halifax Noir   A body long buried and undiscovered. An ex-con with vengeance raging in his brain. A prostitute with personal history with Peterson, and a missing daughter. All underscored by pain, loss and regret. T.J. Peterson takes the hard way through everything, leaving those in his wake either gasping or puzzled. For him it’s not the hard way through it’s the only way Read more

  • Blog Tour – The Hell of it All

    Blog Tour – The Hell of it All

    Tomorrow, March 6th, marks the beginning of ‘The Hell of it All’ blog tour with a Q&A with Bob Kroll over at Criminally Good. The tour culminates on March 14th with a book giveaway at The Pulp & Mystery Shelf. In between, check out the other sites for additional Q&As, excerpts and reviews, including Murder in Common’s Read more

  • Crime Fiction Horizon

    Crime Fiction Horizon

      Victoria Weisfeld is a talented blogger who discusses books, movies, plays and topics of general interest on her website: VWeisfeld.com.  Her posts are always informative and well worth reading. She is also a talented book reviewer for the stellar UK website: CrimeFictionLover.com.       A few months ago she asked me the question: Where Read more

  • An Interview with: Trace Conger

    An Interview with: Trace Conger

    A mighty fine writer After finishing Trace Conger’s third book I knew it was time to talk to him about characters and the writing process. I first wrote about him in September 2015 when he released The Shadow Broker and he’s been extremely busy since then. Conger generously found time to answer questions. Tell us about Finn Read more