Tour’s Books Blog

February 23, 2011

Two New Suspense Mysteries From Old Hands

Two of the most reliable authors in the mystery/suspense genre are the late William G Tapply and William Kent Krueger.  Their styles are profoundly different, Tapply writing lean, tightly plotted, short books and Krueger penning longer books with an almost lyrical quality to his prose that reminds me of Tony Hillerman.  What they have in common is a high standard.  From the late Tapply, who died in 2009, this last book is a complete departure – we have a stand alone suspense novel that is surprising in so many ways.  Krueger offers the 10th outing for Cork O’Connor in a bleak tale of old crimes coming back to haunt another generation with painful remembrance and new deaths.   The two very different books have that common theme – old sins come back and causing new ones that in turn uncover the past.

  • Title: The Nomination
  • Author:  William G Tapply
  • Type:  Suspense
  • Genre: Politics and cover-ups
  • Sub-genre:  Supreme Court nominee wants his past buried – literally
  • My Grade: C+ to B- (3.5*)
  • Rating:  PG-17
  • Length and price:  Full novel – about 80,000 hardcover $15-$17 on sale; list $24.95
  • Where Available:  Available at most bookstores
  • FTC Disclosure:  purchased from online bookstore (more…)
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February 14, 2011

Three New Release Paranormals

Sorry for disappearing for awhile, but I had a project in trouble.  Hate when real life interferes with my virtual one!!!!!!!  We have really good and indifferent here, so read on.

  • Title: Halfway Hexed (Southern Witch, Bk 3)
  • Author:  Kimberly Frost
  • Type:  Paranormal/Paranormal Romance
  • Genre:  Star-crossed lovers and a magical takeover attempt
  • Sub-genre:  Tammy Jo and Bryn Lyon find out how far they’ll go for each other and Duvall, TX
  • My Grade: B (4*)
  • Rating:  PG-13
  • Length and price:  Full novel – about 90,000 words trade paperback for $10.00-11.00 on sale; list $14.00
  • Where Available:  Available at most bookstores
  • FTC Disclosure:  purchased from online bookstore (more…)

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