Jefferson Bass

(co writers Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson) FORENSIC MYSTERIES, DR. BILL BROCKTON. Full disclosure, I am content to watch reruns of CSI Las Vegas and Bones for mindless hours at a time, so not surprisingly I find the gruff slightly awkward central character of these books, Dr. Bill Brockton to be very winning for […]

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Night School

Written by Lee Child THRILLER. It’s 1996. Major Jack Reacher, still in the army, has been awarded his second Legion of Merit in a private ceremony “It was a transaction. A contractual token. Take the bauble and keep your mouth shut about what we asked you to do for it.” As Reacher leaves the ceremony […]

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Bouchercon 47: The Anthony Awards

The Anthony is an award named for the critic and writer Anthony Boucher (August 21, 1911 to April 29, 1968). It is one of the most prestigious awards in the mysery field and is voted on by the attendees at the convention, this year including me, Nancy Gallt, and you, if you were there. (If […]

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Harlan Coben: the Myron Bolitar series

Written by Harlan Coben AMATEUR DETECTIVE. Myron Bolitar, Coben’s hero, is a former basketball star derailed from a big career by a crippling knee injury. Now he’s a sports agent, with a sideline in solving mysteries – mysteries often associated with one of his athletes. If you haven’t read them it’s hard to explain the […]

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Notes from Bouchercon 47

New Orleans 2016 — Blood on the Bayou Nancy Gallt and I attended Bouchercon in New Orleans, to see some friends and do a little business. Also, we’re always on the lookout for a new writer who needs representation. I love hanging out with book people. The Opening Ceremonies featured the guests of honor in […]

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Little Pretty Things

Written by Lori Rader-Day AMATEUR SLEUTH. What happens to the girl who always comes in second? Juliet “Jules” Townsend was a brilliant high school track star who broke state records. Unfortunately that was not good enough to win. Her best friend Madeleine “Maddy” Bell beat her in every race. The silver cups in the lobby […]

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