Tag: murdery mystery

  • Author C.S. O’Cinneide: Starr Sting Scale

    Author C.S. O’Cinneide: Starr Sting Scale

    She’s 6-feet + of mean and will cut you down with nary a side look. She also has the occasional soft spot in certain circumstances, but don’t count on it to keep you safe. Candace Starr retired after her release from prison. A contract killer, she often took after her father in methodology – snapping Read more

  • Shawn Wilson: Relentless

    Shawn Wilson: Relentless

    Brian ‘Brick’ Kavanagh, a homicide detective in Washington DC, is called out to investigate the body of a woman in the Tidal Basin. Cherry blossom season means heavy tourist traffic and the city executives aren’t happy about the optics of the murder. Their rush to judgement means they want an immediate arrest. When the woman’s Read more

  • Matt Goldman: Gone to Dust

    Matt Goldman: Gone to Dust

    Bitter remains   Nils Shapiro, a Minnesota police officer laid-off from the job becomes a Private Investigator. The town of Edina asks Shap to help with an unusual homicide. The victim, was found on her bed covered with debris from vacuum cleaner bags, many bags. Working with a former colleague the investigation points toward a Read more

  • Lou Berney: The Long and Faraway Gone

    Lou Berney: The Long and Faraway Gone

    Rock & Roll Lullaby   1986: Two events in Oklahoma City. A young girl’s teenage sister goes missing, and a massacre at small cinema, leaves only one employee alive. Fast forward twenty-six years. The lone survivor, now legally known as Wyatt Rivers, is a PI living in Las Vegas. A favour for a colleague has Read more

  • Curtis Bausse: Perfume Island

    Curtis Bausse: Perfume Island

    Paradise Interrupted   Mayotte is where Magali and Charlotte have settled in a flat on loan from a friend. They are companions and lovers since Magali solved the murder of Charlotte’s son. One evening, driving home in the dark, Charlotte hits a woman who dashed onto the road. The Gendarmerie Nationale pronounce her dead. But Read more

  • Barbara Nickless: Blood on the Tracks

    Barbara Nickless: Blood on the Tracks

    Broken Souls Little Comfort Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell has done her time in Iraq. Her role, pick up the pieces of dead soldiers for Mortuary Affairs. The aftermath of the combat carnage and the loss of the man she loved has damaged her soul. Clyde, the K9 who served on active duty, is also Read more

  • Mike Knowles: Rock Beats Paper

    Mike Knowles: Rock Beats Paper

    Value of money is relative to proximity   Wilson is a professional. The job varies but he uses a tried and true methodology. Well planned and carried out to the letter. With the right connections things go well, usually. When the plan for a large crew diamond heist falls apart, he decides to take it 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Harry Hunsicker: The Devil’s Country

    Harry Hunsicker: The Devil’s Country

    No ones hero Someone’s saviour   Once a Texas Ranger, now inveterate traveler, Arlo Baines moves from hill to hollow to forget. The void in his life is unfillable. Never long in one place, his stopover in the West Texas town of Piedra Springs changes that. In a parking lot he encounters a woman and her children. They are desperate for help to Read more

  • John Hart: Redemption Road

    John Hart: Redemption Road

    Subversive Killer Tortured minds Detective Elizabeth Black joined the police department 13-years after Officer Adrian Wall saved her from a suicide attempt. She has always been drawn to him, even after his release from prison for murdering his lover. She rescues a teenager from two men who have the girl wired to a mattress in a basement. Her screams Read more

  • Benefit of the Doubt: Doubtless a hit

    Corruption, intimidation & malice How much can one disgraced cop take? Ben Sawyer is cop who is pissed-off most of the time. A forced resignation from the Oakland police department came from a brutal arrest. He broods and seethes reliving the act that lost him his former status as respected police officer on the fast track. Read more