Monthly Archives: February 2016

Crosswise: The Long And Short Of It By S.W. Lauden — Non-Fiction

February 28, 2016
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“Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.” —Kurt Vonnegut, “Bagombo Snuff Box” I’m always fascinated to find out how a particular book got published, so I thought I’d share the evolution of...

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Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty — Review

February 18, 2016
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Detective Sean Duffy is a well-established character, with the Troubles in Northern Ireland the background for his efforts. This novel takes place in 1985 and ostensibly begins as a murder inquiry and evolves into a wider case involving gun smuggling. Duffy, a Catholic in Protestant Belfast, is akin to all the iconic protagonists much...

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FICTION: Lucky Me by Debbie Mumford

February 8, 2016
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The crime scene investigation I worked today turned sour when the victim spoke to me. My partner, Jack Barnes, and I had been called to a dimly lit alley in downtown Portland. The early morning mist had burned off, leaving the pavement damp. The multi-story brick and mortar buildings on either side huddled close...

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