Harlan Coben is easily one of my favorite mystery writers. He has a knack for building suspense from the beginning of his books and building the tension until it’s almost unbearable. Tell No One is a perfect example of this skill. From the first page, the reader knows something bad is going to happen. Even as Coben weaves a strand of romance through his introduction … Continue reading “Tell No One: A Novel” by Harlan Coben
I loved Caleb Carr’s first two books and thought I would give Surrender, New York a try. The fact that I am from New York, and New Yorker’s don’t surrender, also had something to do with my choice. I’d read the negative reviews, and I thought, how bad could it be? I don’t know what the other reviewers were reading, because I liked this book … Continue reading “Surrender, New York: A Novel” by Caleb Carr
“Carved Wooden Heart” is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. As a thank you to those of you who have read my books and choose to read this one I’m offering a free e-copy of “Riddle” if you will send me a screenshot of your pre-order receipt. This offer ends September 23, 2016 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time. “Carved Wooden Heart” is my new release … Continue reading “Carved Wooden Heart” Pre-Order Deal!
I am re-posting my original review for “The Watchmage of Old New York” by C.A. Sanders for two reasons. First off, if you haven’t read it, it’s FREE on Kindle at the moment. Second, the next book in the Watchmage series, “Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2)”, is available for pre-order at only $ .99! I was fortunate enough to read an early ARC of this … Continue reading “The Watchmage of Old New York” (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 1) and “Cold Iron” (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) by C.A. Sanders
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
If you don’t live in New York City you probably have never heard about the “hoodie debate”. Apparently some stores in Harlem are banning customers from wearing hoodies inside their stores because the clothing blocks video surveillance cameras from seeing faces. Some shopper’s feel this infringes on their rights, others see nothing wrong with the rule. I live in a small city in East Tennessee. … Continue reading The New York City “Hoodie” Debate
NYPD Red by James Patterson My rating: 5 of 5 stars NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall KarpNYPD Red brings together two of the biggest draws in the civilized world, New York City and the Hollywood elite. Beginning with the opening of Hollywood on the Hudson, a weeklong seduction of Hollywood moguls to consider New York as a setting for future productions, Patterson and … Continue reading “NYPD Red”