“What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman is skilled at creating stories that have more twists and turns that a country road. What the Dead Know is a perfect example of her talent. From the first page she sets up the mystery, presenting the main character caught up in a situation she did not foresee and is ill prepared for. With flashbacks, different characters perspectives, and a puzzle thirty years … Continue reading “What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman

“Target in the Sun” by Lynda Filler

I’ve enjoyed Lynda Filler’s “Jet” series and was eager to read her book, “Target in the Sun”. Winning an autographed copy in a contest I never expected such a compelling story. The book is written in a very unique style; told from the perspective of three characters through using e-mails and journals as well as narrative. It’s much more than a romance; it’s the story … Continue reading “Target in the Sun” by Lynda Filler

“Stealth Moves” by Sanna Hines

I love a good suspenseful book with twists, turns, and surprise conclusions. Sanna Hines delivers all these in Stealth Moves. The title alone would draw any mystery lover to read this psychologically chilling tale. Hines has created a fascinating array of characters from Holly Glasscock, hired as a bodyguard to teenager Liv Smallwood, to Brandon/Stealth, the surviving twin of a housebound mother, who has taken … Continue reading “Stealth Moves” by Sanna Hines

“The Fireman: A Novel” By Joe Hill

    In a post apocalyptic world where a plague unlike anything we’ve ever imagined spreads like wildfire, Joe Hill has a created a unique hero in The Fireman. As Hill develops a society that splits into diverse factions and collapses piecemeal, some figures step forward as leaders, good and bad. However, as is often true in real life, it is not the popular leader … Continue reading “The Fireman: A Novel” By Joe Hill

Behind Closed Doors by Brian L. Porter

I’ve been fascinated by Jack the Ripper since, as a child, I first heard of him. For me he was the ultimate boogey man. As an adult my interest in the mysterious killer, who strolled the streets of Whitechapel in London, continues. In Behind the Doors, Brian L. Porter touches on the Ripper’s crimes. The story, however, is about a much smaller series of murders … Continue reading Behind Closed Doors by Brian L. Porter

The Thief’s Mistake (A Shig Sato Mystery Book 2) by Joseph Mark Brewer

Although this is the second book in the Shig Sato series, it reads well as a stand- alone. That being said, Joseph Mark Brewer has created a lovable Columbo type character in Shig Sato. In The Thief’s Mistake Sato teams up with his friend Ken Abe to start a private detective agency. At first Sato seems hesitant to jump into his new career. But a … Continue reading The Thief’s Mistake (A Shig Sato Mystery Book 2) by Joseph Mark Brewer

Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

Honored to have my short story “April Showers”, part of the Awethors Dark Awethology, recognized in this excellent review. I was thrilled to have my story included with these other wonderful authors. “My favorites here would have to be “Pennies from Heaven” and “The Lost Sheperd – A Short Reacher Story” (which made me want to read more of this author’s world immediately) and “April … Continue reading Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

“Goods By Hand” by Robyn Cain

Goods by Hand is an exquisite blend of sweet romance, flavored with paranormal mysteries, and spiced with psychological terror that kept me reading well past my bedtime. A mesmerizing array of characters revolves around the central character of Mina, a woman whose relationship difficulties virtually tear apart the lives of her friends. A writer who is controlled by her psychologically abusive husband, Mina begins as … Continue reading “Goods By Hand” by Robyn Cain

My 2015 Top Indie Book Picks

I have read an amazing number of indie books this year. When I looked back at my reviews I was surprised. The realization I had read so many started me thinking about the ones I remembered. I decided to make a list of the ones I liked the most. You will probably notice a paucity of “romance” novels. This may puzzle you since the books … Continue reading My 2015 Top Indie Book Picks

“The 9th Hour” by CMT Stibbe

Set in colorful New Mexico, The 9th Hour successfully combines the intense investigation to find a serial killer before he strikes again with the inner workings of the killer’s mind. Into this mix comes a British born detective of African descent and a killer obsessed with Nordic mythology. Stibbe’s ability to bring these diverse elements together shows skilled writing. Her ability to do this effectively, … Continue reading “The 9th Hour” by CMT Stibbe