Book Review: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson   Nonfiction: The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson   During the summer of 1854 a cholera outbreak threatened to devastate London. In particular, London’s Soho neighborhood lost many of its residents. Entire households were found dead. Yet from the ashes of this destruction rose a phoenix of discovery that […]

Blog Tour: Clarissa, Karl Drinkwater

Book Review: Clarissa, Lost Tales of Solace, Karl Drinkwater Science Fiction: Clarissa, Lost Tales of Solace, Karl Drinkwater Blog Tour July 12, 2021   The human protagonist of the two Solace novels is desperately searching for her lost sister. Clarissa tells the story of how the little girl disappeared.   Opal and Clarissa have been living on […]

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 […]

Book Review: The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Book Review: The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen Literary Fiction: The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen   The Sympathizer is extraordinary. Considering all of the awards it won, including the Pulitzer Prize, that is hardly a revelation. Still, reading it for yourself drives home the power and emotion that earned it the many accolades it has received. […]

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: Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Review: Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor   Science Fiction: Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor   Nnedi Okorafor is one of the masters of the novella. Her 2020 work, Remote Control, gives readers everything they love about her writing with a brand new character facing a very different world.   Sankofa walks the roads of Ghana. Only […]

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, […]