Book Review: The Last Emperox, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Last Emperox, The Interdependency Book 3, John Scalzi   Science Fiction: The Last Emperox, The Interdependency Book 3, John Scalzi   In the first two books of his Interdependency trilogy, John Scalzi has introduced readers to the empire and its reliance on “the flow,” the poorly understood force that transports ships across vast […]

Book Review: The Ghost Runner, Parker Bilal

Book Review: The Ghost Runner, Makana Mysteries Book 3, Parker Bilal Mystery: The Ghost Runner, Makana Mysteries Book 3, Parker Bilal   Detective Makana takes a lot of cases that involve shadowing people through the streets of Cairo to see whether they are committing adultery or engaging in some other unsavory activity. So it is […]

Book Review: The Candidate Coroner, Paul Austin Ardoin

Book Review: The Candidate Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 3, Paul Austin Ardoin   Mystery: The Candidate Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 3, Paul Austin Ardoin   Despite her initial reluctance to run for the office she has held for a few months, Fenway Stevenson has been convinced by her friends and colleagues to run for County Coroner. Her […]

Blog Tour: Midtown Huckster, Leopold Borstinski

Book Review: Midtown Huckster, Alex Cohen Book 3, Leopold Borstinski   Book Review: Midtown Huckster, Alex Cohen Book 3, Leopold Borstinski   Alex Cohen has risen almost to the top of the New York City mob. A loose affiliation between the Jewish and Italian mobs means somewhat less violence and more profits for everyone. As part of the Murder […]

Blog Tour: The Jansson Tapes, Colin Garrow

Book Review: The Jansson Tapes, A Terry Bell Mystery Book 3,  Colin Garrow Mystery: The Jansson Tapes, A Terry Bell Mystery Book 3,  Colin Garrow   Cabbie/investigator Terry Bell has settled into a nice routine. He and Carol are now living together. He still works part-time as a cabbie. And his new website for private […]

Blog Tour: Power Play, Tony Kent

Book Review: Power Play, Tony Kent Thriller: Power Play, Tony Kent   A passenger plane explodes over the Atlantic, killing more than 500 people. Among them is a charismatic presidential candidate, the presumptive nominee against the sitting American president. All the evidence points toward a Moslem baggage handler, a Syrian refugee who entered Britain using […]

Blog Tour: Mexico Street, Simone Buchholz

Book Review: Mexico Street, Chastity Riley Book 3, Simone Buchholz, Translated by Rachel Ward Mystery: Mexico Street, Chastity Riley Book 3, Simone Buchholz, Translated by Rachel Ward   Having book-blogged for almost two years, I am at the point where there are not a lot of books that leap out at me as being unique in their […]

Blog Tour: Bobby March Will Live Forever, Alan Parks

Book Review: Bobby March Will Live Forever, Harry McCoy Book 3, Alan Parks   Fiction: Bobby March Will Live Forever, Harry McCoy Book 3, Alan Parks   Janis Joplin. Jimi Hendrix. Jim Morrison. Kurt Cobain. All famous musicians who died at the tender age of 27. In 1973, Glasgow’s own Bobby March joined this unfortunate group in […]

Blog Tour: Containment, Vanda Symon

Book Review: Containment, Sam Shephard Book 3, Vanda Symon Book Review: Containment, Vanda Symon   Containment is part of a series of detective novels by internationally renowned author Vanda Symon. Set in Dunedin, New Zealand, her protagonist is a smart, sassy, complicated young detective named Samantha (Sam) Shephard. Shephard is called to the scene of […]

Book Series Review: The Red: The Trials, and Going Dark, Linda Nagata

Book Series Review: The Red: The Trials, and Going Dark, Books 2 and 3, Linda Nagata   Science Fiction/Thriller: The Red: The Trials,and Going Dark, Books 2 and 3, Linda Nagata   The story of Lieutenant James Shelley and The Red continues through a trilogy of books. After the events of the first book, Shelley […]