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100 books – #35

A Cold Day for Murder

Kate Shugak returns to her roots in the far Alaskan north, after leaving the Anchorage D.A.’s office. Her deductive powers are definitely needed when a ranger disappears. Looking for clues among the Aleutian pipeliners, she begins to realize the fine line between lies and loyalties–between justice served and cold murder.

Being going a bit mad on the whole kindle books – dont actually have a kindle, but have the app for my droid phone :). Raced through this book, really enjoyed it from the word go – its the 1st in a series so looking forward to reading the rest.

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100 books – number 22/23/24


Murder on the links - Adam Maxwell

Clint had woken up in some strange places in his time. Narcolepsy is like that. But even he had never woken up on a golf course next to a dead body. Until today.
When one of his friends reveals himself to be a detective Clint jumps at the chance to tag along. But his friend is an idiot. And the police are beginning to suspect that he was involved. The identity of the killer seems obvious but can Clint get to the bottom of the mystery and save his own skin before the stag party catches him?
Murder. Intrigue. Alcohol. Detectives. Clues. Golf. Laxatives. What else do you need?

Cat Chaser - Adam Maxwell

It’s the first case for Clint, probably the world’s only narcoleptic detective, and everything should be going really well. To be brutal, it probably would be going a lot better if he’d managed to stay awake when he was briefed.
With four suspects and clues flying will he be able to find out who’s guilty? Or even what they’re guilty of?

Dial M for monkey

Adam Maxwell’s first collection of short stories is inventive, funny, dark, and hugely entertaining. Effortlessly fusing pop culture, gunplay, and simians, Dial M For Monkey contains a vibrant mixture of short stories – and short-short stories including ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’ which featured in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

I am loving this guys short stories! Hope he keeps writing more….

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100 books – number 19

The Part Time People

DeBarrie’s Stationery Store needed help again. Somehow, the part-time people never worked out. It was a problem. One after another, the part-time people came and went, and sometimes, nobody ever found out what happened to them. The newest one seemed even more hopeless than usual. His job application announced “there’s a man who follows me around and ruins everything I try to do”.

Intersting little short story.

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100 books – number 18

Home Movie

When a customer returns his own home movie inside a rented DVD case, an obsessive porn store clerk soon finds herself plunged into an old-fashioned whodunnit.

 

Yet an other short story :) still counts though right lol

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100 books – number 9

dead(ish)

Short story about a girl calls Linda who wakes up dead only to not fine her body anywhere.

This results I her haunting he (ex)boyfriend until he tells her what he did with it.

Lots of uses of the word fuck – in fact nearly every sentence has fuck in it practically! Not that it bothered me as it did suit the characters.

Finished in about an hour.

3/5

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100 books – number 3

Adma Maxell - Chills, Kills and Snowflakes

Four tales of terror to send icy chills through your blood. These stories will scare you senseless this winter season.

When banker Alec takes shelter from a snow storm in a peculiar old shop, the shopkeeper is less than impressed by the lengths he has gone to secure to a last minute present.

He decides an education of sorts must be meted out and begins to tell Alec three stories to convince him the error of his ways.

A chef digests more than he bargained for in a dish served extremely cold.

A man is in for an unpleasant surprise when he tries to turn a curse to his own advantage.

And, when ghosts are awakened in a suburban house, a diary appears to show Alec the truth behind the spectres.

But with the cold snow storm closing in Alec is not as safe as he thinks in the back room of Venkman’s Emporium of Curiosities.

I am trying out orginal source book on feedbooks.com and this first one didnt disappoint.

Only criticism is I felt it was too short – or maybe that was because I so engrossed in it that I read it too quick :) I am going to check out this guys other books – I liked his style.

Would recommend it if you are looking to try out some new authors.

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