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Carl Brookins

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in River Falls WI, The United States
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Before I became a mystery writer and reviewer, I was a television program producer, a counselor and faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul and a mystery fiction reviewer for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Mystery Scene Magazine. I'm an avid recreational sailor (hence my sailing series and a member of Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America, as well as MWA. You can frequently find me touring bookstores and libraries with my companions-in-crime, The Minnesota Crime Wave. You can also catch me on tv! Just check out the Minnesota Crime Wave website, www.MinnesotaCrimeWave.org.

I live with my wife Jean, a retired publisher and editor, in Roseville, Minnesota.


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American Static by Tom Pitts
American Static
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This novel is a long, detailed, twisting trail of a plot. Along the way two
small-town cops, and readers, encounter many characters, nearly all of whom
are consummate criminals in that vibrant, unusual city, Bagdad by the Bay,
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Road Rage
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Dell
Copyright: 1998
ISBN: 0-440-22602-3


Author Ruth Rendell is a prolific novelist who has written more than a dozen Inspector Wexford cases, as well as more than a score of other crime novels. She is a master of
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A thriller. A novel of suspense. Also a novel of many words, and of such intricate and convoluted plotting as to be difficult to follow at times. Sometimes it is hard to determine who is speaking.

So little in this novel is as it seems on the surface,
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The third in the Covert-One series, this novel has the feel of something rushed to print in order to meet a looming deadline. It has a great futuristic high-tech plot. The good guys, from almost superman Jon Smith, the Covert One scientist/doctor/fie
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She’s nearly six feet tall and she weighs around 160. Within her shapely female form, she hides a good heart, a keen intelligence and enough muscle to protect her when the going gets a little hairy. She also has a smart mouth and a particular attitud ...more
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Out of the Sun by Robert Goddard
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Robert Goddard is an outstanding mystery writer; for that matter, he’s an
outstanding writer, period. This novel tells the story of Harry Barnett, returned from “Into The Blue,” a loiterer, a failure at most things in his life, but a man who doesn’t q
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Out of the Ruins by Sally Wright
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Another Ben Reese detective novel. In the heady days of the early development in the United States, around the beginning of the Twentieth century, citizens with money sometimes used it to create places and services we now point to with considerable p
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The Outer Hebridies lie off the Northwestern shores of Scotland. One of the northernmost islands is named Lewis Island. At the northernmost tip of the Isle of Lewis is the port of Ness and the town of Butt. They lie north of 59 degrees north latitude ...more
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If one reads a lot of crime fiction in various sub-genres, categorizing this novel is easy, just read page one. Indeed, the first paragraph will do it. Echoes of the best of the Golden Age mysteries from England, of the sophisticated not-quite-family ...more
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ISBN: 978146420460
A 2015 release from
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This reviewer is not a big fan of historical crime novels. There are, however, a few authors working in the genre who have deep understanding of the requiremen
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Kris Neri Thanks for the add. Good to connect with you here, Carl!

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Carl Brookins back atcha for 2009


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Ilyn Ross Hello Carl,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2009!

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”. Have a marvelous holiday season. Warmest regards.


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