Posts tagged with "murder"

Posted by cclapper on 06/10/11
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Lotingen, Prussia -- the early 1800's:  A mysterious death... with two punctures in the jugular.  And this is not some fiction-writer's past, peopled with the supernatural- but a living time when the real fear of vampires cannot quite be eradicated.  A time when fears can build to threat- and fears are swirling around Emma Rimmele, who recently appeared.  Investigator Hanno Stiffeniis must lay those fears before another life is swallowed up in horror and violence.
 
The Napoleonic Age lives in Michael Gregorio's series. Start with Critique of Criminal Reason, Days of Atonement and A Visible Darkness.  Then you're up for an Unholy Awakening-
 
A turbulent time to visit...

Posted by cclapper on 09/15/11
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Arctic Regions Above the Circle -- today: Edie Kiglatuk has lived all her life in this largely native community, but her father was an outsider. And some, particularly the Council of Elders won't forget that, even though she is one of the best local guides.  And good guides mean life or death.  "Qalunaat"  (people up from "the south")  think this is like home, just a bit colder.  The truth is that death is everywhere here... and may be unavoidable with just one or two missteps. As Edie guides two men on desolate Craig Island, a shot explodes and one client is down.  With no one else around.  Edie's life gets complicated.
 
M. J. McGrath has been recognized as "one of the best British writers under thirty-five."  This is her first novel- in what is hoped to be a new series.   Have you read the Nathan Active mysteries by Stan Jones?  .  Nathan is a native Alaskan Inupiak Alaska State Trooper, and White Heat reminds me of Jones' tales.  Experience the lives of modern Inuit/Inupiak- eye-opening.

Posted by cclapper on 09/22/11
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The World's Columbian Exposition -- Chicago, 1893: Two cowboys, 'Big Red' and 'Old Red' Amlingmeyer (brothers) have been hoping to find a new line of work.  Sleuthing sounds pretty good.  And with the recent death of Sherlock Holmes, there's an opening for 'the World's Greatest Sleuth!'  And what venue could be better for testing, selecting, and proclaiming the new holder of that glorious title than the amazing World's Columbian Exposition?  So our boys hustle off to show their stuff.  And it seems there are opportunities: just as the great competition begins, the competition organizer winds up dead... and under very fishy circumstances.  As they used to say in the Colosseum: 'Let the games begin!'.
 
The Holmes on the Range series began in Holmes on the Range, when the brothers encountered a Sherlock Holmes story and thought his job sounded just fine.  Since then Steve Hockensmith has tracked their adventures in On the Wrong Track, The Black Dove, and The Crack in the Lens.
 
Those Montana boys have covered some ground!