Monthly Archives: December 2008

TBR Challenge 2008 Contestants & Drawing

The last day of the year has finally come and with that comes the contest drawing that I said would be held today for the readers who participated in the TBR Challenge 2008 and stuck with it to the end. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Wages of Sin' by Penelope Williamson

Wages of Sin by Penelope Williamson (2004) is a book I’ve been wanting to read since finishing “Mortal Sins” years ago. The series mainly follows homicide detective Daman Rourke and his movie star girlfriend, Remy LeLourie. In the first book, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Alias Vol.1' by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos

Alias comic book series ran from 2002-2004 and was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis. The artwork is by Michael Gaydos and the publisher is Marvel Comics. Alias: Volume 1 contains issues 1 to 9. Alias is available in hardcover and paperback at your favorite retailer. Alias is … Continue reading

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Reader's Corner: A Look Back at 2008

There were some notable reads for me this year, mostly in mystery and suspense. I didn’t read as much as I would have _liked_ but the books I did read and enjoy are worth pimping again. The grades range from … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'The Killing of the Tinkers (A Jack Taylor Mystery)' by Ken Bruen

The Killing of the Tinkers (2004) by Ken Bruen is the second book in the series featuring ex-cop, Jack Taylor. Irishman, Jack Taylor, an ex-Garda Síochána, is our eyes and ears in this series. Since being kicked out the Guards … Continue reading

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The Last TBR Challenge for 2008 is This Wednesday

My friends and fellow readers, I’d like to remind you that this Wednesday, December 17, is our very last TBR Challenge for this year. Yes, time flies when you’re having fun. Of course I missed the last two challenges and … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Joker' Story by Brian Azzarello and Art by Lee Bermejo

Joker (2008) story by Brian Azzarello and artwork by Lee Bermejo and published by DC Comics. I really enjoyed Alan Moore’s classic origin story of the Joker in “The Killing Joke” and was more than happy to pick up and … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Hit and Run' (A John Keller Mystery) by Lawrence Block

Hit and Run (2008) by Lawrence Block is the fourth mystery in the John Keller “hit man” series published by William Morrow. I seem to have an affinity for anti-heroes. Dexter Morgan (Jeff Lindsay): serial killer. Jack Taylor: self-destructive alcoholic … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 'Proof' by Alex Grecian, Riley Rossmo and Tyler Jenkins

Proof (2008) by Grecian, Rossmo and Jenkins is a digital comic published by Image and there is a paperback version as well. iVerse is a digital comic book distributer for the iPhone and iTouch. As of this writing, there are … Continue reading

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