Monday, September 16, 2019

In Reference To Murder: Media Murder for Monday 9/16/19

In Reference To Murder: Media Murder for Monday 9/16/19

Bookblog of the Bristol Library: Summer of ‘69 By Elin Hilderbrand

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Beneath the Stains of Time: Beware of the Dog: Case Closed, vol. 70 by Gosho A...

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers for 9/16/19

Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers for 9/16/19

TEXAS BOOK LOVER: Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar September ...

TEXAS BOOK LOVER: Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar September ...: Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of September 16-22, 2019 compiled exclusively for  Lone Star Literary Life  by Texas Book Lover. ...

Aubrey Hamilton Reviews: Dark Tiger by William Tapply


Before Victoria Houston wrote about fly-fishing in fictional Loon Lake, Wisconsin, and Keith McCafferty gave us Sean Stranahan, a fly fisherman and private investigator in Montana, Philip Craig created J.W. Jackson, a retired policeman eking out a living via fishing and odd jobs on Martha’s Vineyard, and William Tapply invented Brady Coyne, a lawyer in Boston who practiced just enough law to pay for his fishing trips. Tapply was also a committed fisherman in his real life, publishing some 15 books about the sport and serving as a contributing editor for Field and Stream and a special correspondent for American Angler.

Tapply let his love of fishing spill over into his mystery writing even further when he began a new series featuring Stoney Calhoun, a fisherman and part-owner of a fishing supply store in upstate Maine. Stoney’s past is foggy; his memories do not go back further than waking up in a VA hospital and being told he had been struck by lightning. He moved north to start all over again in the fishing country of Maine. Every so often an unidentified man shows up, clearly from Stoney’s forgotten past, to see if Stoney has remembered anything. He doesn’t say why he wants to know, and Stoney doesn’t like it at all. However, the man has the power to make Stoney’s life uncomfortable and he demonstrates that power now and again, such as in Dark Tiger (Minotaur, 2009), when the mystery man arranges to sell the bait-and-tackle shop out from under Stoney and his partner if Stoney does not agree to investigate the very odd death of an intelligence agent.

The agent had been staying at an exclusive fishing resort on the northern edge of Maine, close to the Canadian border, so Stoney becomes a temporary fishing guide there. Within 24 hours one of the guides is shot to death and another one is arrested for the killing. Stoney feels certain the second death is connected to the dead agent and looks for ways to investigate both without blowing his cover while he fishes and admires the scenic lakes in the area.

Tapply’s books are a pleasure to read. His prose is crisp and clear, his plots are convincing, the pacing never drags. The Stoney Calhoun series will be of interest to C.J. Box and Nevada Barr fans as well as those readers who follow Victoria Houston and Keith McCafferty or anyone who wants mysteries mixed with nature.




·         Hardcover: 288 pages
·         Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition (September 29, 2009)
·         Language: English
·         ISBN-10: 0312379781
·         ISBN-13: 978-0312379780


Aubrey Hamilton ©2019

Aubrey Hamilton is a former librarian who works on Federal It projects by day and reads mysteries at night.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Still An Amazon Associate


Been awhile since I mentioned this, but I am still an Amazon Associate. So, every time you click through one of my links and buy something, I get a few cents added to my account. I used to use those small funds to buy some medical stuff I need and the occasional book.

By buying through one of my links, it does not cost you one cent extra. I just get a few cents my way as a referral fee. So, if you are inclined, please keep doing what you have been doing and buy through my links. It was and still is very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Lesa's Book Critiques: Remembering the Dead by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Lesa's Book Critiques: Remembering the Dead by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lesa's Book Critiques: The Good Cop by Peter Steiner

Lesa's Book Critiques: The Good Cop by Peter Steiner

KRL Update: Kings River Life Magazine for 9/14/19

Up on KRL this morning a review and giveaway of "Assailants, Asphalt and Alibis" by Tonya Kappes


And a review and giveaway of "The Garden Club Murder" by Amy Patricia Meade


Also reviews of the first 2 Chiara Corelli Mysteries by Catherine Maiorisi and a chance to win a copy of one of them-winner's choice


And a review of the new season of Veronica Mars up on Hulu


And a never before published mystery short story by Gary R. Hoffman


For those who prefer to listen to Mysteryrat's Maze Podcast directly on KRL the player is up here for the new episode which features the first chapter of "Spirit Wind" by Marilyn Meredith read by local actor Julia Reimer


Up on KRL News and Reviews this week a review and ebook giveaway of "Bark If It's Murder" by VM Burns


And a review and giveaway of "No More Time" by Suzanne Trauth


And a review and giveaway of "The Body in Griffith Park" by Jennifer Kincheloe

Happy reading,

Lorie

The Rap Sheet: Revue of Reviewers for 9/14/19

The Rap Sheet: Revue of Reviewers for 9/14/19

Slate: Why Angry Librarians Are Going to War With Publishers Over E-Books

Slate: Why Angry Librarians Are Going to War With Publishers Over E-Books

Crime Watch: Then and now: tales of troubled youth win Ngaio Ma...

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Sweet Freedom: FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to ...

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Scott's Take: Captain America: Winter In America Volume 1


Captain America: Winter In America Volume 1 by author Ta-Nehisi Coates with art by Leinil Francis Yu is very typical of the work by Mr. Coates as it is a very political story. In this story, the real Captain America has returned after being replaced by an evil doppelganger that used his face and the people’s trust to overthrow the American Government and betray the superhero community. While the real Captain America was successful in his quest to overthrow and remove his evil doppelganger from Hydra and regain the trust of the superhero community, the people and the American Government no longer trust him. The country has fundamentally changed thanks to the Hydra takeover and the real Captain America no longer recognizes his country thanks to the changes that have come to pass. As is Bucky, Black Panther, and Sharon Carter, Captain America is also trying to find his place in the new America.

He is facing new enemies from his past that have ties to his old lesser known enemies suck as Taskmaster and others. Someone had managed to turn prisoners of war into Nukes (America Super Soldiers that use a template of failed attempt--the original Nuke-- to replicate Captain America) and is using them to attack the American people. Captain America may not recognize himself anymore or his country or the people, but he remains true to his driving core principal. If there are bad men hurting people, Captain America is going to take them on no matter what anyone else, including his own government says or wants him to do.  

The art in Captain America: Winter In America Volume 1 is great and the story itself is very interesting. There are some twists toward the end of the issue that makes the reader very interested to see where this story is headed. The story plays heavily into Captain America’s past while still being new reader friendly. Captain America has to use his brains, his leadership skills, and get help from his friends help to win the day though it does seem possible that his action may be exactly what his enemies want to finally destroy him and everything he holds dear.

If you would like a good place to start reading Captain America stuff, Captain America: Winter In America Volume 1, is a good place as long as you do not mind very political stories. I highly recommend this volume highly. Readers are cautioned that this is tale has very strong political elements and tone and therefore may offend some readers.


Captain America: Winter In America Volume 1
Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artwork: Leinil Francis Yu
Marvel Comics
March 2019
ISBN #978-1-302-91194-2
Paperback (also available in digital format)
152 Pages
$17.99


My copy came from the Arcadia Park Branch of the Dallas Public Library System.

Scott A. Tipple ©2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Lesa's Book Critiques: Psychological Thriller Giveaway

Lesa's Book Critiques: Psychological Thriller Giveaway

Writer Beware: AUTHORS' CONCERN GROWS OVER LATE ROYALTY PAYMENTS AT DREAMSPINNER PRESS

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In Reference To Murder: Mystery Melange for 9/11/19

In Reference To Murder: Mystery Melange for 9/11/19

Amazing Stories: NO CLOWNING AROUND: Revisiting IT (1990)! by Steve Fahnestalk

Amazing Stories: NO CLOWNING AROUND: Revisiting IT (1990)! by Steve Fahnestalk 

The Rap Sheet: Bullet Points: On Heavy Meds Edition for 9/12/19

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Bookblog of the Bristol Library: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

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No FFB Today

I have been ill all week as the mastoiditis which put me in the hospital a couple of months ago has been trying to do it again. So far, I have not had the extreme dizziness and have been able to treat it well enough with over the counter stuff to be able to stay home and in bed. The blog will continue to be a bit erratic as posting depeends on how I feel.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Beneath the Stains of Time: The Gold Watch (2019) by Paul Halter

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Bitter Tea and Mystery Review: Champagne for One by Rex Stout

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Bookblog of the Bristol Library: Nevermore: Peach Keeper, Florence of Arabia, Overs...

Bookblog of the Bristol Library: Nevermore: Peach Keeper, Florence of Arabia, Overs...: Reported by Kristin The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen provided a much-needed light, summery read for one of our Nevermore r...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

KRL Update: Only Days Left To Win Books

Only days left to win a copy of "Death in a Budapest Butterfly" by Julia Buckley and while there check out an interesting guest post by Julia

And to win a copy of "Clause and Effect" by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Also to win an ebook copy of "A Fool's Journey" by Judy Penz Sheluk

And to win an ebook copy of "Fatal Break" by Beth Prentice, and while there check out an interesting interview with Beth

And don't forget to check out our new podcast episode that went up yesterday. This one features the first chapter of "Spirit Wind" by Marilyn Meredith read by local actor Julia Reimer

Happy reading and listening!

Lorie

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