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: His Favourite Graves, Paul Cleave

Book Review: His Favourite Graves, Paul Cleave Thriller/Mystery: His Favourite Graves, Paul Cleave Note: UK spelling of title used in review   There is one thing that truly stands out to me about this book. Nobody is what they seem to be. Well, some of the minor characters might.. The rest, well, you’ll just have […]

Blog Tour: The Beaver Theory, Antti Tuomainen

Book Review: The Beaver Theory, The Rabbit Factor Series, Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston Mystery/Thriller: The Beaver Theory, The Rabbit Factor Series, Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston Blog Tour, October 11, 2023   Henri Koskinen finds himself in a very unfamiliar state of mind. He is happy. His relationship with Laura Helanto has progressed to […]

Blog Tour: The Nigerian Mafia: Mumbai, Onyeka Nwelue

Book Review: The Nigerian Mafia: Mumbai, Onyeka Nwelue Book Review: The Nigerian Mafia: Mumbai, Onyeka Nwelue Blog Tour September 11, 2023   This book is brilliantly conceived and executed, but it is not for everyone. It is essentially a first-person memoir of a Nigerian immigrant to India who becomes a drug dealer. The plot is […]

Blog Tour: The Wild Coast, Lin Anderson

Book Review: The Wild Coast, Rhona MacLeod Book 17, Lin Anderson Thriller: The Wild Coast, Rhona MacLeod Book 17, Lin Anderson Blog Tour August 14, 2023   Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is on her way home to Glasgow when her trip is interrupted by the discovery of a shallow grave along the coast. A young […]

Blog Tour: Mirror Image, Gunnar Staalesen

Book Review: Mirror Image, A Varg Veum Novel, Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett Mystery/Thriller: Mirror Image, A Varg Veum Novel, Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett Blog Tour August 9, 2023   Norwegian private investigator Varg Veum is approached by a woman whose sister and brother-in-law are missing. She is reluctant to contact the […]

Lamb of God, Catherine Fearns

Book Review: Lamb of God, Reprobation Series Book 4, Catherine Fearns Mystery/Thriller: Lamb of God, Reprobation Series Book 4, Catherine Fearns Blog Tour July 24, 2023   The Reprobation Series boldly claims territory on land most authors avoid. We at Scintilla grew up in the church, went to religious colleges and seminaries, even spent over […]

Book Review: A Valuable Asset, Chloé Archambault

Book Review: A Valuable Asset, Decoy Series Book 2, Chloé Archambault Thriller: A Valuable Asset, Decoy Series Book 2, Chloé Archambault What’s in a name? When you are an orphan, raised by Russian spies in Montreal, found after two decades of searching by her father–a former Russian spy who defected to the US and is […]

Blog Tour: Water Street, JP Maxwell

Book Review: Water Street, JP Maxwell Historical Thriller: Water Street, JP Maxwell Blog Tour, July 12, 2023   In that den of international intrigue we know as Liverpool during the days of the American Civil War, two factions are at work to change the direction of America’s future. Commander Banastre Xavier Dunwoody is there with […]