Review: Parallel Lines (Steven Saville)

Mar 09, 2017
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Parallel Lines is the story of an unusual bank robbery.  Adam is a desperate man – he’s terminally ill, and he want to make sure there is enough money to care for his special needs son after his death.  Obviously, the solution is to rob a bank.  He sets to work finding out how to maximize the amount […]

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Review: The Killing Bay (Chris Ould)

Feb 17, 2017
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The Killing Bay is the second in a series of books set in the Faroe Islands (the first is The Blood Strand.)  The books begins with British detective Jan Reyna recovering from an injury in the Faroes. We find out that Reyna is Faroese, but has been raised in England by relatives.  The book begins […]

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Review: Snatch (Gregory McDonald)

Feb 03, 2017
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Gregory McDonald is known mostly for creating the character of Fletch, made famous in the movies by Chevy Chase. As a kid, I read many of the Fletch novels, so I was happy to review another of McDonald’s books. To be more accurate, Snatch is actually two distinct books (Who Took Toby Rinaldi and Safekeeping) […]

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Review: In Sunlight or In Shadow

Dec 05, 2016
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of In Sunlight or In Shadow for review purposes. I’ll read anything with Lawrence Block’s name associated with it, so when I had the chance to receive a copy of an anthology he edited (and contributed to), I jumped at the chance.  All of the stories in In Sunlight […]

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Review: Sinner Man (Lawrence Block)

Nov 17, 2016
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Sinner Man for review purposes. If you’re a long time reader of The Soap Boxers, you’ve probably read others articles I’ve written about Lawrence Block.  If not, you can find them all here.  Block is my favorite author.  He’s been writing professionally since the 1950s, and as a result has […]

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Review: Quarry in the Black (Max Allan Collins)

Sep 30, 2016
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Quarry in the Black for review purposes. Quarry in the Black is the 13th in the series by Max Allan Collins.  I hadn’t read the previous twelve books in the series, so I was jumping in blind.  There’s always a danger in doing that, as there can sometimes […]

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Review: New Pompeii (Daniel Godfrey)

Jun 13, 2016
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Daniel Godfrey’s New Pompeii for review purposes. A quick glance at the book’s synopsis had me hooked.  A company has found a way to bring people from the past forward through time and land them in the present day.  Their biggest challenge so far was to rescue the population […]

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