As a fan of James Hayman’s McCabe and Savage series, I was curious to see how he would handle ‘Two identical women. Two identical murders. Two lives brutally cut short108 years apart’. It sounded like a daunting task, but the author comes through in The Girl in the Glass. Beginning in 1904 with the beautiful wife of a rich and powerful man discovered on a … Continue reading “The Girl in the Glass: A McCabe and Savage Thriller” (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 4) James Hayman
Maze Master by Kathleen O’Neal Gear fulfills my requirements for a great read. Brilliantly linking the past with a possible future, she lays the groundwork for a thrilling and terrifying apocalyptic journey. At first, I was slightly daunted by the scientific and mathematical references in the story. But, Gear skillfully provides plenty of clarification for even the most intimidated reader. Gradually linking what at first … Continue reading “Maze Master” by Kathleen O’Neal Gear
Santa Claus is known by many names around the world and his legend differs depending on where you live. But where do these stories originate and how did Santa evolve over generations? Let’s go all the way back to the 4th century and a Greek bishop who would become known … Continue reading Santa Claus Is Coming!
In Beth Hale’s book Trusting Jack the author has created characters so realistic they practically walk out of the pages. From the first chapter where Emma Payne is betrayed by her cheating husband Ryan I liked her character. Although she was devastated by his infidelity and subsequent abandonment, she takes steps to pull herself together and move forward with her life. Supported by her gay … Continue reading Trusting Jack (Unexpected Emotion Book 1) Beth Hale
Let me begin by saying I am offended by the very term “anchor baby”. It implies that immigrants come to the United States to have babies so they can remain in the country legally, eventually obtaining citizenship. This is a lot more ridiculous than the average American may realize. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted on July 9th, 1868. It is one … Continue reading Anchor Babies? Are They REALLY Anchors?
Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales by Ian Lowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ian Lowell takes me has taken me back to my youth, growing up in New York City in the 50’s and 60’s, in his wonderful memoir “Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales”. Although I was in upper Manhattan and he was in … Continue reading “Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales” by Ian Lowell
The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is not often a book as intensely dazzling as “The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine comes along. A forbidden love story takes place against the dramatic background of 1970’s South Africa and apartheid. Fine draws you into the story cautiously, laying the groundwork for the eventual affair between Elsa and Stanwell. By … Continue reading The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine
Bloodstains by Jeff Mudgett My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Bloodstains” by Jeff Mudgett is a disturbing account of the author’s discovery of his family history. After learning his great-great grandfather was America’s first acknowledged serial killer, H.H.Holmes, Mudgett begins to question what impact that relationship might have on his own life. Holmes, whose real name was Herman Webster Mudgett, confessed to the killings of … Continue reading “Bloodstains” by Jeff Mudgett