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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

*****1/2 Read & Review of L.A. Boneyard by P.A. Brown

L.A. Boneyard by P.A. Brown is absolutely astounding! If you're a murder and mystery fan you are surely going to love this book! Captivating from start to finish, it's a must read!

David Eric Laine is a homicide detective of the Northeast Community Police Department in Los Angeles. When two bodies turn up in a local park, Detective Laine begins his pursuit to find the killer, with his new homicide partner Jairo Hernandez.

With no clues as to who these women are, and a new partner prove to bring chaos into David's life. As the investigation pursues, his partner shows increased interest, more than in just the case at hand.

When a third murder almost kills David's life partner, Chris, Chris is sent away on business. In the days of Chris's absence, Jairo becomes more persistent in his advances. David struggles with his morality and desires, trying to maintain professional boundaries while trying to solve these murders.

Trying to keep the investigation the main focus, the only clue into these deaths are dental work and tattoos all the deceased possess. When they narrow down there search to claim identities, they uncover a smuggling and prostitution ring with a surprising twist.

L.A. Boneyard is phenomenal! Full of suspense, murder, mystery and even explicit sex, Brown left nothing out! What more could you ask for in one book? I strongly recommend this book and I believe Brown could possibly be the next J.D. Robb. I think we can expect to see much more from P.A. Brown. I loved this read and I give L.A. Boneyard *****1/2 (5.5) Stars~BK Walker from BK Walker Books, Author of "Near Suicide" and "Dares And Dreams". http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

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Monday, December 28, 2009

****1/2 Read & Review of Neglected Neurons by Adam Graupe

Review by BK Walker - Neglected Neurons by Adam Graupe is a fabulous collection of unique short stories. A strange, but quick read with added humor you are sure to love.

The Wood Tick - annoying co-workers and technology mishaps. ~Great read!

The Gorilla - we all get annoyed with DMV's. If only there was a way to simply mess up their days as well. ~Humorous!

Cleopatra - sometimes when you do nice things, people get carried away and demand more. Just when you've had enough, you're left feeling "like a heel". ~Sometimes we all need a little patience. Magnificent reminder!

Twelve Years - dead end jobs and seemingly slave drivers. ~Makes you wonder how people do it. Very relatable.

Eight Minutes - sometimes on the job it's best to just do what needs to be done and appease people. ~Funny!

If Shakespeare Were Alive Today - when you get fed up and just don't care, that's when you finally get a break. ~Awesome!

The Raisin - road rage at an extreme. ~Fabulous!

The Glitter Queen - cold weather, irrate co-workers and viewing things out of the ordinary. ~Wow!

Leroy - drinking, a disgruntled deer, a hunter's prize and leaving a legacy. ~Unique!

I Met A Writer - from one writers way of thinking to another. ~Splendid!

The Man In The Orange Suit - mental illness is sometimes inspiring. ~Excellent!

The IFPA - scam emails leave one individual unknowingly breaking the law. ~Stupendous!

Graupe did a magnificent job in this collection. Neglected Neurons is a book like no other! If you love short stories then this is a book for you! I give it ****1/2 (4.5) Stars ~BK Walker, Author/Reviewer for BK Walker Books. Author of "Near Suicide" and "Dares And Dreams". http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

****1/2 Read & Review of Surviving the '70's in Small-Town USA by Roland and Gwen Higginbotham

Review by BK Walker : Surviving the '70's in Small-Town USA by Roland and Gwen Higginbotham was a great read! If you were from this time era, be prepared to be taken down memory lane.

Robby Hendricks lived in a small town with his family. They were in poverty level and struggled to keep food on the table. The stresses that come with being unable to provide for your family makes home life, at times, unbearable.

Follow Robby through his hardships from an abusive father, trouble in school, to finding love, dealing and using drugs, losses to death, and the road he took to make his way back to a healthier life.

The Higginbotham's did a spectacular job of telling this tale. It was definitely like being taken back in time to what you have already experienced and know to be true of fact.

You will find Robby's life to be very close to many people we know or even ourselves have experienced. It truly is like a flashback. I loved how there were World Happenings listed with each chapter for each year through the '70's. Fantastic! I give this book ****1/2 (4.5) Stars, ~BK Walker, Author/Reviewer for BK Walker Books. http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Awesome ***** Read & Review of Addiction by Sandra K. Marshall


Review by BK Walker
- Addiction by Sandra K. Marshall is one of the best books I've come across this year! A must read for those that love a true murder and mystery.

Jolene Dubois is a recovering alcoholic. As she struggles to remain free from the bottle, she is surrounded by other addictions of gambling and sex.

Jake Farrell has been hired as head of security at Odyssey Casino, and Jolene is one of the owners. She finds herself drawn to him more than just as his employer. When Jolene becomes the 'addiction' of a serial killer, Jake swears to protect her never expecting to fall in love with her.

Marshall has created a phenomenal plot as we watch Jake and Jolene try to deny their feelings for each other, while the killer gets closer and closer with each passing day. They may even find the killer is closer to home than anyone ever expected.

An addicting read full of suspense, emotion, and erotic sex. Addiction is a definite page turner that you won't want to put down until the mystery is solved. I highly recommend this book and think we will be seeing much more from Sandra K. Marshall. I give it ***** (5) Stars, ~BK Walker, Author/Review from BK Walker Books. http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

****Read & Review of Cold Case Fallout by Myrna R. Caudill

Two individuals fleeing from broken and disillusioned romances met on a rainy morning and started their emotional journey to true love. Mitch’s attraction to a stubborn redhead, Erin, brought about entanglements he never expected.

A series of burglaries in Parkers Grove placed Erin in danger and led to a cold case mystery. Mitch found himself rescuing Erin from flying bullets and helping to solve a cold case murder and local burglaries.

All of this with the help of friends in a small town provided the fertile circumstances for true love.

Mitch’s one last desperate declaration of love following a redhead’s stubborn argument finally led to an elopement and free-wheeling honeymoon. Cold case solved and love triumphant.

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Review of Cold Case Fallout by BK Walker Books - Cold Case Fallout by Myrna R. Caudill is a stupendous read, grasping your attention from the very first page! Caudill did a fantastic job maintaining the suspense while having you rooting for the desired outcome - 'Love'.

The added humor, short paragraphs, and easy to follow writing style of Myrna R. Caudill, makes Cold Case Fallout astounding.

Erin Fuller has been hurt by love, and Mitchell Evans is sure he doesn't want it. When a rainy day and a series of burglaries bring Erin and Mitchell together - they both refuse to accept that their feelings have been opened up like a can of worms. As they are both determined to avoid each other, the investigation of the burglaries in the small town of Parker's Grove keep bringing these two back together.

As we continue further into the story, a cold case murder is found to be in connection with the burglaries. Mitch is forced to assess his feelings while trying to keep Erin out of harm's way. Being the stubborn redhead that she is, Erin continually evades Mitch, along with her growing feelings towards him. Watch the plot open up as Caudill creates a real page turner.

A fabulous read! I would definitely recommend this book. If you're a fan of mystery and romance, you are surely going to love Cold Case Fallout. I give it **** (4) Stars ~ BK Walker - Author/reviewer of BK Walker Books, http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A must have for any Murder/Mystery Fanatic


What follows a gunshot after the noise dies away? The echoes are not all audible. The bullet cannot be recalled. Someone's life is changed, seldom, but sometimes, for the better. GUNSHOT ECHOES is a collection of fictional accounts dealing with guns and the aftermath of shootings. It is not a social commentary on the right, or not, to bear arms.

The Outlander, a novella of South Africa

When David Stone, an American who has adopted South Africa as his home, answers the telephone he is sure it is his boss and owner of Private Computers International, Alex Becker, calling from the United States, nine time zones away. David does not realize at the time just how far his upscale lifestyle is about to tumble when the caller identifies herself.

The beautiful Marjie van der Luen is an engineer for the South African electric power company. Her technical alliance has been important to PCI's success, but she wields an even more intimate influence on David's personal life. David has lost track of her for two years, and now she is just a scratchy telephone line away, and David remembers. Marjie remembers too. She remembers David's reckless promise that he will kill for her, and she’s calling in the favor.

The intended victim Diana Craighall, while unknown to David, turns out not quite a stranger. After gaining entry to her home through subterfuge, David discovers that Diana is the fiancée of his employer, Alex Becker!

Following the murder, David discovers that Marjie has set up a strategy to blackmail him, or perhaps to expose him as the killer. To protect himself David sacrifices Marjie to the authorities, and in the process murders twice more.

Through it all, David manages to conceal his involvement. However, Alex isn't convinced of David's innocence, and relieves him of his position with the company. While David is sorting out his crumbling circumstances, Marjie's friends kidnap and punish him for his treatment of Marjie.

The Short Stories

The "Mexican Holiday" is anything but as it unravels into an international kidnapping and drug smuggling terror. The protagonist is a travel magazine freelance writer who, with the aid of some friends and fellow travelers, saves the day for, and most of the lives of, a tour bus full of panicked vacationers from north of the border.

"Hambone Calls the Tune." Bonaparte Hammond is the new cop on the detective force, faced with investigation of a shooting that becomes the first in a sequence of murders. He masquerades as "Hambone," a newspaper music critic, in his attempt to unmask the killer, as the investigation leads the detective through the halls of country music.

"The Clay Pigeon" is a police procedural investigation and resolution of the shooting death of an international sportsman. Set in the Niagara Falls region, the story takes place in a skeet-shooting venue in which hundreds of participants from around the world bring hundreds of shotguns to the competition, and one of those guns is the murder weapon.

"Hobby House" is a publishing company in trouble that has nothing to do with the price of paper or print. The old owner-publisher steps down, his son steps up and steps on some toes, causing a writer and an editor to step forth with murder on their minds. A cop captain who can't remember names writes finis to the whole unwholesome chapter.

"A Murder for the Book" is a blueprint for, and completion of, the perfect murder, carried out by a world renowned murder mystery author who is well acquainted with leaving clues, or not leaving them at all. The story revises a historic adage that could be translated thusly: "Beware of friends bearing gifts."

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Review of Gunshot Echoes
: Jim Woods did a superb job with his title Gunshot Echoes. This exceptional Novella and compilation of several short stories is going to enthrall any murder mystery fan.

Woods knows how to keep the suspense and mystery alive, while leaving you eager to turn the page to see how the plots are going to unfold.

In the novella The Outlander - David Stone is a successful businessman in South Africa.

When the woman he loves shows up after years of absence, David is torn between his morals and regaining Marjie's love at her request for murder. In high hopes of having her again, he gives in to her demands and pursues his target.

Covering his tracks with every move he makes, David ends up implicating Marjie. Who is it that will be the one to get away with murder?

~Find out in this thrilling tale full of mystery and murder. Excellent read.

The Mexican Holiday - Raymond Yancey is a magazine reporter on assignment in Mexico.

When three Mexicans board the tour bus and hijack it, Ray must do some quick planning to help save them all.

~This story is one of those that has you punching the air saying, "That's right! Get him!"

Hambone Calls The Tune - Detective Hammond is at a stand still in his investigation. Three murders have occurred and the only connection is a country music bar.

Going under as a columnist for the local newspaper, Detective Hammond finally gets the lead he seeks to break the case.

~I enjoyed this read taking a special liking to Detective Hammond. He knows how to get things done.

The Clay Pigeon - When the biggest Shooters Tournament is held in the city of Buffalo, the shock of a murder was a little unnerving.

Law Enforcement Officials from all surrounding counties join this investigation when it is noted to have over five hundred guns as possible murder weapons.

~All the guns made this story a thriller. Keeps you guessing as to what will happen in the end.

Hobby House - New publisher Jack Connelly is brutally murdered in the lobby of his office building.

The murder weapon leads investigators on a wild goose chase in Mexico in pursuit of an Antique Arms and Swords Collector.

With a missing sword and gun and a previous argument with his publisher, the collector becomes the main suspect in Jack's murder.

As the investigation develops, it leads detectives to within the company.

~I enjoyed this story as Woods added humor to a good plot of murder.

A Murder For The Book - A writer gone dry has come up with a plan to make his next novel the most perfect murder/mystery novel of all time.

~This one had a great ending, with great clues. Fantastic!

Overall, Gunshot Echoes is an excellent read and will definitely appeal to the fans of this genre. It had me anxious to read to the end and I give it ****½ (4.5)Stars~BK Walker-Author/Reviewer of BK Walker Books, http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

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