Book Review: Pure, Julianna Baggott

Book Review: Pure, Pure Trilogy Book 1, Julianna Baggott   Fantasy: Pure, Pure Trilogy Book 1, Julianna Baggott   Pressia lives with her grandfather in the ruins of a barbershop. Several years after the “detonations,” nuclear bombs and nanotechnology attacks that transformed the earth, most people live in squalor and terror. The combination of the […]

Blog Tour: Girls Who Lie, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Book Review: Girls Who Lie, Forbidden Iceland Book 2, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb   Mystery: Girls Who Lie, Forbidden Iceland Book 2, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb Blog Tour July 26, 2021   Girls Who Lie may be the mostly aptly titled psychological thriller/police procedural I have ever read. Most of the […]

Blog Tour: Ruabon, Karl Drinkwater

Book Review: Ruabon, Lost Tales of Solace, Karl Drinkwater Science Fiction: Ruabon, Lost Tales of Solace, Karl Drinkwater Blog Tour July 25, 2021   I have this mental image of Karl Drinkwater having created this amazing playground called “Solace,” where the main attractions are two novels featuring a talented and dangerous woman searching for her […]

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander, The Underland Chronicles Book 1, Suzanne Collins     Gregor is eleven years old, living in a New York City apartment with his mother, grandmother, and two younger sisters. Forced to grow up quickly after the disappearance of his father, he helps his family by doing chores and watching his […]

Book Review: Fugitive Telemetry, Martha Wells

Book Review: Fugitive Telemetry, The Murderbot Diaries Book 6, Martha Wells   Science Fiction: Fugitive Telemetry, The Murderbot Diaries Book 6, Martha Wells   It’s back!   The Sec Unit also known as Murderbot is dwelling on the Preservation space station where its job is keeping its friend Mensah safe from assassins. Whenever possible, it is also […]

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu, Michael Stanley

Book Review: The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu, Detective Kubu Book 2, Michael Stanley   Book Review: The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu, Detective Kubu Book 2, Michael Stanley   When a guest is found murdered at a Botswana tourist lodge, the police are greatly concerned about the effect on tourism. A major part of […]

Blog Tour: A Cut for a Cut, Carol Wyer

Book Review: A Cut for a Cut, Detective Kate Young Series, Carol Wyer Mystery: A Cut for a Cut, Detective Kate Young Series, Carol Wyer Blog Tour June 30, 2021   Kate Young is determined to get the man who ordered the murder of her husband. A journalist, Chris Young had been investigating corruption on the police […]

Book Review: A Gambling Man, David Baldacci

Book Review: A Gambling Man, Aloysius Archer Book 2, David Baldacci   Mystery: A Gambling Man, Aloysius Archer Book 2, David Baldacci   Aloysius Archer was instrumental in solving a major crime while on parole. Now that he is done, he has decided to become a private investigator. Following the recommendation of a friendly police detective, […]

Book Review: Murder at the Grand Raj Palace, Vaseem Khan

Book Review: Murder at the Grand Raj Palace, A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation Book 4, Vaseem Khan   Mystery: Murder at the Grand Raj Palace, A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation Book 4, Vaseem Khan   Some series draw me in because of their convoluted yet ultimately logical plots, their larger-than-life characters, their gritty realism, or other […]