Author Archives: Barb Ettridge

Virals, by Kathy Reichs

An interesting tale with twists and drama, but the believability factor is pushed that bit too far. Tory Brennan is the niece of Tempe Brennan – hero of Kathy Reichs’ previous crime novel series and the TV show Bones. While … Continue reading

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Frank Bill Interview, by Barb Ettridge

The straight-talking and totally charming Frank Bill talks about his background, and how he draws on his life experience to build his wonderfully real characters and settings. Recently I got to read the hay ride through hell that is the … Continue reading

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Crimes in Southern Indiana, by Frank Bill

Listen up fellas, we got a live one here. A wild bunch of bad-asses being seriously bad, and causing a multiple train wreck that you can’t look away from. Frank Bill explodes out of the blocks and maintains a sprint … Continue reading

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The Stone Gallows, by C. David Ingram

A tale that rubs at the raw edge of failure, where the empathy of the reader is engaged in the hope that the lead character can somehow find a way out. Cameron Stone is fighting a crowd of phantoms. When … Continue reading

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Good As Dead, by Mark Billingham

A story that goes off like a Catherine wheel – at speed and spinning through multiple themes that are brought together in a desperate sprint to the finish. Mark Billingham’s popular character, DI Tom Thorne is dragged back into a … Continue reading

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Matt Hilton Interview by Barb Ettridge

Matt Hilton brings his background of policing and working in security to developing the crime thrillers that follow the adventures of Joe Hunter. With Dead Men’s Dust, Judgement and Wrath, Slash and Burn, Cut and Run, and Blood and Ashes, … Continue reading

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Saints of New York, by R. J. Ellory

A multi-layered story of a fight for redemption against the past, corruption, police internal affairs and the larger-than-life legacy of a decorated father. Within this, the drive to solve a pattern of connected homicides is the one thing that provides … Continue reading

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