Blog Tour: Parallel Lines, R. J. Mitchell

Book Review: Parallel Lines, A DS Thoroughgood Thriller, R. J. Mitchell Thriller: Parallel Lines, A DS Thoroughgood Thriller, R. J. Mitchell Blog Tour January 15, 2021   It would not be fair to say that Parallel Lines starts slowly. It takes some time introducing characters, giving readers a feel for the seamier side of Glasgow, […]

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: Network Effect, Martha Wells

Book Review: Network Effect, The Murderbot Diaries Book 5, Martha Wells   Science Fiction: Network Effect, The Murderbot Diaries Book 5, Martha Wells   Murderbot is back!   Scintilla has previously reviewed the four novellas in the Murderbot series, novellas which individually or collectively have won almost every science fiction award available. Now, in the […]

Book Review: Grubane, Karl Drinkwater

Book Review: Grubane, Lost Tales of Solace Book 2, Karl Drinkwater   Science Fiction: Grubane, Lost Tales of Solace Book 2, Karl Drinkwater   Grubane is a novella set in the universe Karl Drinkwater has explored in two novels and one other novella. Major Grubane is commander of the Aurikaa, the most feared cruiser in the NFS arsenal. […]

Blog Tour: Mongkok Station, Jake Needham

Book Review: Mongkok Station, An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel Book 6, Jake Needham   Mystery: Mongkok Station, An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel Book 6, Jake Needham Blog Tour December 7, 2020   How in the world have I never come across this series until now?   Obviously there are a plethora of good answers, starting […]

Book Review: Bad Day at the Vulture Club, Vaseem Khan

Book Review: Bad Day at the Vulture Club, A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation, Vaseem Khan   Mystery: Bad Day at the Vulture Club, A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation, Vaseem Khan   Things have been going well for prematurely retired Inspector Chopra. His restaurant is thriving. His detective agency has had some successes and has hired another investigator. […]

Blog Tour: Reprobate, Consuming Fire, and Sound; Catherine Fearns

Series Review: Reprobate, Consuming Fire, and Sound; Catherine Fearns     Mystery/Fantasy: Reprobate, Consuming Fire, and Sound; Catherine Fearns Blog Tour November 18, 2020   Being a reader who enjoys multiple genres I really love it when an author freely crosses genre lines. Catherine Fearns has done this wonderfully well in a trilogy of books […]

Blog Tour: Six Feet Under, Colin Garrow

Book Review: Six Feet Under, Terry Bell Mystery Book 4, Colin Garrow   Mystery: Six Feet Under, Terry Bell Mystery Book 4, Colin Garrow Blog Tour November 13, 2020   My favorite crime solving cabby is back in another mystery from the talented Colin Garrow! Terry and his delightful and indomitable girlfriend Carol are on the case. […]

Blog Tour: Casino Chiseler, Leopold Borstinski

Book Review: Casino Chiseler, Alex Cohen Book 4, Leopold Borstinski   Book Review: Casino Chiseler, Alex Cohen Book 4, Leopold Borstinski Blog Tour November 2, 2020   If you have followed our blog during this current year you may remember we had the opportunity to review the first three books in the Alex Cohen series […]