Blog Tour: Tristan/Yseault, Harry Bonelle

Book Review: Tristan/Yseault, Harry Bonelle Poetry: Tristan/Yseault, Harry Bonelle Blog Tour February 20, 2024   The story of Tristan and Yseault (or Isolde) dates back to at least the 12th Century C.E. In the traditional telling of the story, Yseault from Ireland is meant to marry King Mark from Cornwall. Tristan is sent to fetch […]

Book Review: A Deadly Promise, Rachel Amphlett

Book Review: A Deadly Promise: DI Kay Hunter Book 13, Rachel Amphlett Mystery: A Deadly Promise: DI Kay Hunter Book 13, Rachel Amphlett   Imagine this. You are returning to England after a relaxing driving vacation through the south of France. You have rented an executive counterpart to AirBnb, paying a hefty sum for the […]

Book Review: Hurt Runs Within, Zoltan Vincze

Book Review: Hurt Runs Within, Zoltan Vincze                 Thriller: Hurt Runs Within, Zoltan Vincze   Mackay Connolly’s life changed when the truck he was driving hit two IEDs. His two companions were killed instantly. He should have been as well. His rib cage was completely and irreparably shattered. […]

Book Review: Idolatry, Aditya Sudarshan

Book Review: Idolatry, Aditya Sudarshan Book Review: Idolatry, Aditya Sudarshan   Sometimes I wonder whether I should give up reading American and European authors in order to make time for the extraordinary voices coming from other parts of the world. I won’t actually do that, but when a book like Idolatry comes to my attention, […]

Blog Tour: Yule Island, Johana Gustawsson

Book Review: Yule Island, Johana Gustawsson, trans. by David Warriner Mystery: Yule Island, Johana Gustawsson, trans. by David Warriner Blog Tour December 20, 2023   Emma Lindahl is an art expert for a prestigious auction house in Stockholm. After working for Christie’s in NYC, she has returned home to live in the country she loves, […]

Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir

Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir, translated by Quentin Bates   Óttar Karlsson is dead. A well respected public servant who made his name as an anti-corruption crusader, his body is found after missing his own surprise birthday party given by his girlfriend, his mother, […]

Book Review: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer

Book Review: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer Fantasy: Amoura Awakened, Meg Kramer   Amoura Renly is 16. Some teenagers find a way to become magnets for hostility–they look different, they sound different, they are different, and for many people of all ages different is threatening. Amoura is one of those magnets, and she is often bullied […]