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

“The Munich Girl” by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

It is difficult for an author to take an unpopular, historical person and create a sympathetic character. Phyllis Edgerly Ring accomplishes this with skill in her novel, “The Munich Girl”. The story revolves around Anna Dahlberg who is dealing with a series of dramatic events in her life. Her mother passes away before she can reveal some family secret she has kept for years. Her … Continue reading “The Munich Girl” by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Why authors ♡ their characters – by Elizabeth H. Newton

I’m delighted to have been invited to share my insights into my main characters and how I feel about them. Anita’s Haven is one of my favorite blogs and it’s always a delight to be featured with her. Check out all the blogs in the “Why Authors Love Their Characters” series. Then take a look at the books they have written. You’re guaranteed to find … Continue reading Why authors ♡ their characters – by Elizabeth H. Newton

“Reservations” by Richard Paolinelli

  “Reservations” by Richard Paolinelli is an intriguing mystery/thriller set in the American Southwest. Super FBI agent Jack Del Rio is called upon to investigate bizarre murders in New Mexico. The President of the Navajo Nation contacts an old friend who is high ranking in the FBI for help in finding the killer of three members of the tribal council. The crimes occurred in the area … Continue reading “Reservations” by Richard Paolinelli

“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

Thanksgiving Book Deals

“View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” will be FREE on Amazon Kindle Nov 21 through Nov 23 in memory of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. This romantic thriller takes a fictional “what if” look at the JFK assassination. Suppose accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald had lived to defend himself. Imagine if 50 years after the assassination someone … Continue reading Thanksgiving Book Deals

“Lifeline” By Alexis Alvarez (From the Anthology “Bleed Blue 69”)

  I was given a copy of the story Lifeline by Alexis Alvarez before publication and enjoyed this sexy take on the New York Police Department. As a former New Yorker, an art lover, and a fan of the television show “Seinfeld” I loved the author’s view of the city’s police department. Alvarez easily captures the flavor of the big city; its unique humor, its … Continue reading “Lifeline” By Alexis Alvarez (From the Anthology “Bleed Blue 69”)