Book Review: TIDEWATER MURDER by C. Hope Clark

Tidewater Murder is #2 in the Carolina Slade series by C. Hope Clark. I was late to the party, and unfortunately am reading the series in reverse order, having started with Palmetto Poison, which is #3. I really enjoyed Tidewater Murder, and would love to do an in-depth analysis of this book, but will forgo the pleasure …

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Book Review: PALMETTO POISON by C. Hope Clark

Palmetto Poison is #3 in the Carolina Slade series by C. Hope Clark. I confess I have not read the previous installments, and almost opted not to review this book as I felt guilty for not starting at the beginning. After a bit more thought I decided to see if this book could stand alone. …

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Book Review: Partners in Crime by James Reid

I was fortunate to be able to purchase a pre-release copy of Partners in Crime by James Reid. I read it in less than twenty-four hours as I was unable to put it down. You can find the summary and purchase information on the author's website and Goodreads.com. This hard-boiled police procedural is set in Atlanta …

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Flash Fiction: “Darlene’s Words”

His comment stupefied me. I couldn't have been more stunned if he had said my sweet elderly Baptist MeMaw pole-danced on Friday nights. Surely this unkempt middle-aged man standing next to me was joking or maybe living in an altered mental state. You couldn't be too sure about anybody these days. Seven of us stood warming around this trash-can …

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Flash Fiction: “Crazy Date”

Dogs are barking, bird is squawking, and someone is pounding on my front door. I step out of the shower and throw on my robe. “Hurry up, lady!” the delivery man says as I unlock the door. “I have a schedule to keep and I need you to sign for this.” I sign and receive …

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Flash Fiction: “Sleeping Accessory”

Someone pounds on my door. My eyes focus on the digital clock as I kick off the covers—4:12 a.m. I run to the door in the flannel lounge pants and t-shirt I slept in, hoping the noise doesn't wake the crabby old man upstairs or the single mother of a newborn across the hall. “Hurry! We’ve got …

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