Category Archives: Crime, Mystery and Thrillers

The Last Best Friend – George Sims (Author), Martin Edwards (Introduction)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Had Sammy, on the towering ledge, been tempted by death, the last best friend? The endless embrace, offering oblivion and release from the remorse that Sammy felt for his parents and sisters left behind to be … Continue reading

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What Lies Within – Clare de Lune

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…I learned how a body could become a beautiful contribution to the power of cosmetics…the most exquisite, deepest shade of blood red lipstick you’ve’ ever seen, rich soaps made from the finest fats…all those parts put … Continue reading

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Zero Avenue: A Crime Novel – Dietrich Kalteis

(Reviewed by JD Jung) 1970s Vancouver- The young punk scene is vibrant and on the rise. Twenty four year- old singer/guitarist Frankie Del Rey just wants to make enough for her band, Middle Finger, to record an EP. So to … Continue reading

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Mygale – Thierry Jonquet (Translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith)

Ah, revenge can be so sweet. Now mix it with obsession and a touch of madness, and it turns utterly twisted and bizarre.  Such is the case with the intense and fascinating novel, Mygale, written by the late French crime … Continue reading

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The Last Girl – Danny Lopez

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Now I was a fucked-up has-been unemployed reporter for a small-town paper. All that hard work, the anger, the resolution, the desire, the accomplishments—it had all been for nothing. I was as good as my dying … Continue reading

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Fall – Candice Fox

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “How to explain it all to him, a normal human man, someone with all his faculties, with a soul. How to explain that at the core of her being Eden killed people the way she breathed, … Continue reading

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Mistletoe and Murder – S.L. Smith

(Reviewed by Don Jung) Mistletoe and Murder is the fourth installment in the detective Pete Culnane series. The story starts out with a New Year’s Eve wedding reception in the historic Saint Paul Union Depot in Minneapolis where the matriarch, … Continue reading

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Plato Wyngard and the Valley of the Immortals – Marc and James Lindsay

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Plato Wyngard and the Valley of the Immortals is a thriller fiction story, written about Plato Wyngard. He is in search of answers to his father’s death; instead, he becomes stuck in the Vietnam War trying … Continue reading

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Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics) – George Bellairs

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Fifty year old Miss Ethel Tither has made a lot of enemies in her years in the English village of Hilary Magna. She is a major financial donor to the Home Gospel Alliance for Bringing Sinners … Continue reading

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Red-handed in Romanée-Conti – Jean-Pierre Alaux , Noël Balen (Translated from the French by Sally Pane)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Benjamin knew that sometimes people were like wine. If they sat and breathed for a while, their full complexity could be revealed, even more so in the right environment and with the right people.” Benjamin Cooker, … Continue reading

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