“The Child” by Fiona Barton

I loved Fiona Barton’s first book, The Widow. I wondered if her second book, The Child, would be as good. Reporter Kate Waters is back in this tense, psychological mystery. Her curiosity is piqued when a baby’s body is discovered during the excavation of a building in London. While the headlines of all the papers are centered on the upcoming Olympics, the story of the gruesome … Continue reading “The Child” by Fiona Barton

“Operation Snowdrop” by Michelle Medhat

   I love a book with action and romance and Operation Snowdrop by Michelle Medhat more than fulfills what I look for. With a storyline that could be a current headline, Medhat leads her reader through a top-secret assignment. From the first page, I was drawn into this intense tale. Anti-terrorism agent Matthew Kinley of MI6, British Secret Intelligence, is part of a team that … Continue reading “Operation Snowdrop” by Michelle Medhat

“Crimson Dreams” by Georgiana Fields

             Crimson Dreams is not your usual romance. In fact, it is not your usual vampire, time travel story. Georgiana Fields has creatively blended a variety of genres to present a book loaded with love, tension, sensuality, and surprises. Beginning with widow Rose Kelley in modern day America and carrying the heroine back through time to Victorian England, Fields captures … Continue reading “Crimson Dreams” by Georgiana Fields

The Feathers by RC Heydn

“The Feathers” by RC Heydn is an intense serial killer thriller. The horrors of the crimes start in the first chapter and continue throughout. I was immediately hooked and had difficulty setting it down to go to sleep. The last line at the end of chapter one was so gripping and unexpected I sat open mouthed for several minutes before continuing. The story takes place … Continue reading The Feathers by RC Heydn

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

“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

Chasing the Ripper by Patricia Cornwell

Buy Here Once again Patricia Cornwell takes up the pen to discuss the case of Jack the Ripper. This is a single edition, only forty-seven pages long, in which she defends her assertion that William Sickert was Jack the Ripper. To her credit, while she does rehash some of her original research, she also adds some new information. Not content to leave well enough alone … Continue reading Chasing the Ripper by Patricia Cornwell

Ted Tayler, Author- Guest Blogger

My Guest Blogger is author Ted Tayler. He has just released the second book in his Olympus Project series. I had the opportunity to read and review “Gold, Silver, and Bombs”; it’s a compelling work of fiction set against the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics. The primary protagonist, Colin Bailey, aka “The Phoenix”, continues to evolve in his role working for the Olympus Project. … Continue reading Ted Tayler, Author- Guest Blogger

“Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2” by Ted Tayler

In his second book of the Phoenix series, “Gold, Silver, and Bombs”, Ted Tayler amps up the action and the tension. As the Olympus Project tackles the potential terrorist attacks on the 2012 London Olympics, Colin (Phoenix) rises in the esteem of his fellow project warriors. The teams throw out all the stops as they attempt to outwit terrorist plans to use the Olympics as … Continue reading “Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2” by Ted Tayler