Monthly Archives: June 2015

FICTION: Katy Came Calling by D. A. Davenport

June 29, 2015
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Right from the start, you knew Katrina was a contender, a brawler of a hurricane who left nobody standing in her wake. Her first match and she laid New Orleans out with a haymaker more devastating than anything I’d seen in all my years in the ring. She left The Big Easy down for...

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Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger — review

June 27, 2015
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When the body of a 14-year-old Ojibwe girl washes up on Windigo Island, a rocky outcrop on Lake Superior, Cork O’Connor and his daughter, Jenny, embark on a crusade to rescue another teenager, Mariah, who had run away from home with her, ending up as prostitutes in Duluth, pimped by a man known, strangely...

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Herbie’s Game by Timothy Hallinan — review

June 23, 2015
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In an Afterword to his newest book, the author discloses that he was asked by the publisher to write a 30,000-word Junior Bender novella, which started out being a tale of a burglary which netted our protagonist some interesting pieces of jewelry. Instead he ended up writing a novel three times as long in...

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The Hollow Girl by Reed Farrel Coleman — review

June 22, 2015
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The final novel in the Moe Prager series demonstrates again why these books and their protagonist are so popular with readers. Moe, a dyed-in-the-wool Brooklynite, ex-cop, PI and homespun philosopher who has beat stomach cancer, undertakes his final caper when Nancy Lustig, a figure from his very first case, retains him to find her...

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