“Cons, Dames, & G-Men” An Anthology Part 3

The third story in the “Cons, Dames & G-Men” anthology is Dark at the Top of the Stairs by Elizabeth Horton-Newton. Here is a review of this short story from author Neil Douglas Newton. Review of “Dark at the top of the Stairs”   by Elizabeth Horton-Newton “Dark at the Top of the Stairs” is a story that can be found in the “Cons, Dames & G-Men ” anthology from … Continue reading “Cons, Dames, & G-Men” An Anthology Part 3

Cons, Dames and G-Men: An Anthology

Cons, Dames, and G-Men An Anthology Celebrating the Golden Age of Crime From Stab in the Dark Crime Writers Circle I grew up reading crime stories and watching crime movies. I don’t mean the kind of crime tales you can get now. I’m talking about the gritty crime of the thirties through the early fifties. My father introduced me to the genre and I was … Continue reading Cons, Dames and G-Men: An Anthology

“Something Wicked Draws Near: The Phoenix Series Book 7” by Ted Tayler

  I’ve been reading the Phoenix/Olympus Project series from the first book. As an avid fan, I am happy to review the most recent book, Something Wicked Draws Near: The Phoenix Series Book 7 by Ted Tayler. This installment picks up after Phoenix and Athena are married and introduces Olympus to a new and growing threat, The Grid. This organization is led by a wealthy … Continue reading “Something Wicked Draws Near: The Phoenix Series Book 7” by Ted Tayler

The God Virus by Indigo Voyager

  There’s something fascinating about a science fiction story that includes mobsters and romance. The God Virus by Indigo Voyager provides this combination as well as other tantalizing details. The book starts off full blast and is instantly engaging.   Derek Evans, is an attractive young man who has moved to New York from Maine. Recovering from a broken heart, and left with nothing but a … Continue reading The God Virus by Indigo Voyager

April Books and News

I have an interesting reading list this month. Some fiction, some non-fiction, and even a book to help writers, write! LOVE The Beat Goes On by Lynda Filler (Available for pre-order now. Available 4/6/17) When your cardiologist tells you to “Get your affairs in order, your heart condition is incurable,” what do you do? In 2008 that’s exactly what happened to Lynda Filler. Lynda shares … Continue reading April Books and News

The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen

I love Gregg Olsen’s books and The Sound of Rain may be his best one yet. Written in the first person of homicide detective Nicole Foster, the story is gripping from the first chapter. Following Foster’s experiences from her investigation of the kidnapping and murder of three-year-old Kelsey Chase through her decline into gambling addiction I was swept up and carried away. Foster and her lover … Continue reading The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen

A New Dawn: The Phoenix Series Book Six By Ted Tayler

    A New Dawn is the sixth book in this action filled series by Ted Tayler and it does not disappoint. The Olympus organization continues its vigilante activities and this time they have more than one target. As drug dealers target younger children and gangs seem to be uniting the group goes on the hunt. Behind the scenes a mysterious mastermind seeks to become … Continue reading A New Dawn: The Phoenix Series Book Six By Ted Tayler

Traitors & Lies – A Shig Sato Mystery: The Cold War Comes to Tokyo (The Shig Sato Mysteries Book 3) Joseph Mark Brewer

Traitors and Lies is the third in the Shig Sato mystery series. I’ve read all three and enjoy Sato’s investigative skills as well as author Joseph Mark Brewer’s grasp of Japanese culture. In this book Brewer combines Russian gangsters with the usual Japanese underworld characters. This makes for an action packed read. Coupled with the criminals and their activity is the mystery of a body … Continue reading Traitors & Lies – A Shig Sato Mystery: The Cold War Comes to Tokyo (The Shig Sato Mysteries Book 3) Joseph Mark Brewer

“Past Rites” by Claire Stibbe

Past Rites is the third book in Claire Stibbe’s Detective Temeke’s Crime Series and like the first two it packs a wallop. This is a deeply psychological examination of bullies and the cliques that engage in those behaviors. Beyond that Stibbe tackles the subject of child abuse and the subsequent psychological damage it does. When Temeke is removed from Homicide he is assigned the laborious … Continue reading “Past Rites” by Claire Stibbe

October Book Blog

October is my favorite month of the year! Fall is usually crackling in the air (yes fall crackles), Halloween is coming, and it’s time for candy apples, hayrides, hot cider, and scary books and movies. It’s also my favorite time to travel. You may have noticed my Book Blog is early. By the time you read this I will probably be in Barcelona, Spain or … Continue reading October Book Blog