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Beach Kill is the second book in the Singer Brown series. The first book won a gold medal from the Independent Publishers book awards in 2014. After her life on the streets Singer Brown figures only a dance with an orangutan could still shock her. The music is playing and the waltz begins when the body of a teenage girl is discovered out on Ghost Island. Singer identifies ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published September 11th 2016 by Phyllis Smallman
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Kristina Stanley
A super follow-up to Long Gone Man. Smallman continues to write excellent characters and an intriguing story. With her visual style of writing, you'll get a good feel for what it's like to live in western most islands of British Columbia. The isolation adds to the suspense and tension in the novel.
Jackie Rogers
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good mystery. Any character could be a murderer. Singer Brown has lived on the streets. Has been abused. Now she has inherited property in Kilborn. She has discovered a dead girl on Ghost Island and is someone she knows. Her love interest is a cop, but she has investigative skills and aids him in the case. Both are disfunctional characters and find themselves falling for one another. The action is ongoing and holds ones interest because of the characters. Ms. Smallman is a good writer ...more
Toni Osborne
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book #2, in A Singer Brown Mystery

“Beach Kill” is set on a Gulf Island of British Columbia and follows “Long Gone Man” although it is nice to read series in sequence it not necessary to do so here, the second book works pretty well on its own.

Ms. Smallman has once more penned down a nail biter. It all starts when the body of a teenage girl is found on a beach. As we follow Singer, not so much homeless in this drama, we gradually discover why she has the knack for being in the right place at the
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Don Graves
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author, Phyllis Smallman can tell a story with a sense of place that frames the intense, emotional grip she has one her characters. Murder can trigger depressed pain that Smallman captures with point yet gentle dialogue.

Beach Kill is not a circus of forensic details nor is their violence for violence sake. The action is blunt but the fine writing lies in the layers of pain and frustration that urge the need to kill.

The dialogue is a gift: you feel like you’re a gust at the table nursing a cold b
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Crime Writers of Canada award winning author, Phyllis Smallman, was short-listed for the Debut Dagger in the UK, and has been awarded both silver and gold medals by the Independent Publishers. She was a potter before turning to a life of crime. She lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, where she golfs badly and writes madly.
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