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

“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

“Life Sentence” by Lily Luchesi

Genre: Paranormal, horror, mystery Release Date: August 2nd, 2016 Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing   She can fight evil, but can she fight the darkness in her own blood? After the disastrous events with Miranda have subsided, Danny and Angelica have to adjust to a new kind of life at the Paranormal Investigative Division. Fiona is still on the loose, and she has all of Hell on … Continue reading “Life Sentence” by Lily Luchesi

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

Blood Brothers: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel by R. Weir

Let me say up front this is the fourth installment in the Jarvis Mann series by R. Weir and the first I have read. I love a good detective book and my major requirements are a good plot and lots of action. Blood Brothers does deliver in those areas. Beginning with Private Investigator Jarvis Mann pursuing a fleeing criminal fifteen years younger than he is, … Continue reading Blood Brothers: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel by R. Weir

“Your Last Breath” by Carole Parkes and Doug Lafuze

    I was attracted to this book because the blurb said it’s about an author who takes extreme steps to write the perfect suspenseful thriller. Battling writer’s block he finds the only way he can overcome those blank moments in front of his computer is by actually committing murder. This fascinating premise is played out in England and the authors describe their settings well … Continue reading “Your Last Breath” by Carole Parkes and Doug Lafuze

Joseph Mark Brewer

Author Name:  Joseph Mark Brewer Book Title: The Gangster’s Son,  The Thief’s Mistake    Genre and Sub-Genre: mystery/international mystery/suspense/thriller  Book Content Rating:  Adult, based on violence Author Bio Joseph Mark Brewer developed a love of reading, travel, and an interest in the world at an early age. An enlistment as a journalist in the U.S. Navy allowed him to visit more than 40 cities in Europe … Continue reading Joseph Mark Brewer

“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

“The Gangster’s Son: A Shig Sato Mystery” by Joseph Mark Brewer

The Gangster’s Son My rating:5 of 5 stars With his first novel, Joseph Mark Brewer has created a fascinating character in Shig Sato. Set in 1991 Japan this is not just another murder mystery or detective story. With subtle and not so subtle hints at the political climate of the time, Japan’s gangster culture and the yakuza, and the antipathy for the American military presence … Continue reading “The Gangster’s Son: A Shig Sato Mystery” by Joseph Mark Brewer