Book Review: A Taste for Poison, Neil Bradbury

Book Review: A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them,  Neil Bradbury   Nonfiction/Science: A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them, Neil Bradbury   Readers and writers often joke about the dangerous Google search history of thriller writers. Explosives, armaments, far off places, creative […]

Book Review: A Clouded Leopard in the Middle of the Road, Darryl Jones

Book Review: A Clouded Leopard in the Middle of the Road, Darryl Jones   Nonfiction: A Clouded Leopard in the Middle of the Road, Darryl Jones   When our youngest son started driving on his own he experienced something all too familiar to residents of central Pennsylvania–indeed, residents throughout much of the US and other […]

Book Review: Maisie Dobbs, Jaqueline Winspear

Book Review: Maisie Dobbs, Maisie Dobbs Book 1, Jaqueline Winspear   Mystery: Maisie Dobbs, Maisie Dobbs Book 1, Jaqueline Winspear   Every so often I run across an older book or series that makes me question my reading choices from years gone by. Maisie Dobbs is one of those books.   Jacqueline Winspear’s protagonist is a private […]

Book Review: The Restless Crucible, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba

Book Review: The Restless Crucible, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba   Literary Fiction/Historical Fiction: The Restless Crucible, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba   I really don’t know what I was expecting from this book. Going into it, I vaguely knew that it was about a black Brazilian slave who had aspired to become a slave-trader himself. I met the author at […]

Blog Tour: Nobody’s Agent, Stuart Field

Book Review: Nobody’s Agent, Ronin Nash Thrillers Book One, Stuart Field   Thriller: Nobody’s Agent, Ronin Nash Thrillers Book One, Stuart Field Blog Tour, July 8, 2022   Before I get into the review, I have a question. Is there some database somewhere that thriller writers consult to find names for their protagonists? There seem to be […]

Book Review: The Coast to Coast Murders, James Patterson and J.D. Barker

Book Review: The Coast to Coast Murders, James Patterson and J.D. Barker   Mystery/Thriller: The Coast to Coast Murders, James Patterson and J.D. Barker   When James Patterson writes a novel there are certain things you come to expect. Short, action-packed chapters. Lots of action words. Dynamic plots.   When J.D. Barker writes a novel […]