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The Dead Will Tell: A Kate Burkholder Novel
The past is never truly buried. As any mystery reader knows, the past often comes back with a vengeance leaving a trail of bodies and carnage in its wake. Such is the case here in The Dead Will Tell: …
Crochet: The Step-By-Step Guide
Billed as a resource book for crocheters at all levels, Crochet: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide features the basics and over 80 patterns at all skill levels. Visually stunning thanks to the well done …
The Texas Food Bible
The latest in a long line of cook books from Dean Fearing is another that expresses love for the Lone Star state. The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes To New Classics is designed to be a one stop …
Half In Love With Artful Death: A Dan Rhodes Mystery
Burt Collins is just one of those difficult folks that Sheriff Dan Rhodes has to deal with on a daily basis. Burt Collins has a very narrow view of the world and Rhodes has to listen to him complain …
The Untreed Detectives
After a short introduction to the book by, publisher J. Alan Hartman, it is on to the twelve short stories. Some are written by names you may recognize. Others by names that are unfamiliar to you. All …
The Shamus Sampler II
Editor Jochem Vandersteen crafted a very good read with The Shamus Sampler and does it again with The Shamus Sampler II. The 13 stories in the book are all good ones though they go about things in very …
Thuglit: Issue 12
The latest collection of eight stories edited by Todd Robinson features the noir tales one expects from the Thuglit series. Whether it be fate that puts these characters in bad situations, bad decisions …
Shots Fired: Stories From Joe Pickett Country
When I was a kid growing up in Northeast Dallas my parents always took us camping on the winter breaks as well as during the summers. Not only did we do a bunch of parks and sites here in Texas we spent …
Field Of Prey
When a person vanishes and the body never turns up the usual assumption by law enforcement is that the person took off for a better life somewhere else. This is especially true if the missing person …
What Happens In Reno
For Matt Hodges this Tuesday morning finds him in what has become a common place event as What Happens In Reno by Mike Monson opens. Waking up in the car in the parking lot of the old Denny's just …
The Woodsman- A Short Story
Wolf Dillard had been having a great carnal dream involving himself and a local waitress until he was woken up by a very loud screech. A screech in the night that continued long  after he awoke …
Remains Of Innocence: A Brady Novel Of Suspense
It begins far from Bisbee, Arizona in Great Barrington, Massachusetts where the daughter of a reclusive hoarder is forced to return to the home she hated. Selma Machett's life is ending and it is …
Dangerous Women and Desperate Men
After an introduction by the author Dangerous Women and Desperate Men: Four Short Stories Of People On The Brink opens with “Blood Red Rings.” Officer Frank Harper is running solo this night …
The Interloper
Dan Willis is a well paid and well trained assassin for the United States government. At least that part seems to be true as this complex thriller starts. He believes he is working for a super secret …
The Eternal-A Short Story
Nellie Wertz is seeing yet another winter set in on her East Texas farm. Being 107 means she has seen quite a few winters and she isn't about to stop now. While outliving three husbands was okay, …
Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot
The latest read in the series now being penned by Ace Atkins has a distinct ripped-from-the-headlines feel to it. Late August and New England Patriots star linebacker Kinjo Heywood has summoned Spenser …
Any Other Name: A Longmire Mystery
It is coming up on the end of the year and Sheriff Walt Longmire should be far from home in Philadelphia. His daughter, Cady, is about to have her first child and she needs her father at her side. He …
Wide Spot In The Road
If the drifter detective, Jack Laramie, had blinked he might have missed the small “chili” sign in the window of Frenchy's as he passed by. After all there was only one vehicle in the …
Knife Fight: An Alex Stone Short Story
For Travis Runnels every single day is a knife fight. Being in jail is just an occupational hazard for him. It is a public defender like Alex Stone who Travis is going to have to rely on to get him out …
The Splintered Paddle: An Ava Rome Mystery
Private Investigator Ava Rome has no idea in the beginning that she is being hunted. She has no idea at all a man from her distant past is in the islands watching her every move. Fantasizing over and …
200 Skills Every Cook Must Have: : The Step-by-Step Methods That Will Turn a Good Cook Into a Great Cook
Along with the title the subtitle The Step-by-Step Methods That Will Turn a Good Cook Into a Great Cook makes the intent of this cookbook by Clara Paul and Eric Treuille very clear. Published by Firefly …
Overcoming Obstacles in Cooking by Matthew W. Miller
Published earlier this year by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Overcoming Obstacles In Cooking is designed for those who either have no cooking experience or are disabled. The author has mild …
Cold In July
Crime just doesn't happen in the small east Texas town of LaBorde. It certainly doesn't happen to respectable people like Richard Dane and his family. Until that July night, Richard's toughest …
reviewed Party Doll. May 27
Party Doll
Elmo “Slick” Gurken has a job so private investigator Bubba Mabry had to go over to the Pink Pony Gentlemen's Club. Every city has that kind of joint that is always in the news thanks …
Providence Rag
Liam Mulligan, investigative reporter for The Providence Dispatch newspaper has come a long way since June 1992. Back then he was a young reporter working the sports beat who, by the luck of the draw …
The Axeman Of Storyville
It is 1921 and former U.S. Marshall Gideon Miles is far from the Wyoming Territory and his old job. Miles is 67 now and these days he and his wife Violet run a jazz club in New Orleans. The “VioMiles …
Beat On The Brat (and other stories)
The collection opens with the signature story “Beat On The Brat” where Stevie Boyle makes balloon animals for the kids. These days he is far from his days of playing for the New York Yankees, …
miles to little ridge
It was just a strange twist of fate that bought U.S. Marshall Gideon Miles to Little Ridge. He is looking for Edward Gandy who is wanted for bank robbery in two states. According to the local Sheriff …
The Posthumous Man
Things often don’t go as planned. Elliot Stilling had planned out his suicide and it should have worked. As far as he is concerned as this novella from author Jake Hinkson opens, it is exceedingly …
Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop Short Story Anthology
After a short introduction by Jonathan Mayberry to Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop Short Story Anthology the book opens with “Sister Mine” by Annie Michaud. It is hard being the baby brother …
Every Hidden Fear: A Skeet Bannion Mystery
Following Every Last Secret and Every Broken Trust Chief of Campus Police Skeet Bannion is back in Every Hidden Fear.  Secrets have a way of coming back home to roost and that certainly is the case …
Sentinel's Choice
It is a cold February night in Dallas, Texas and the body of Father Robert Lanton has been found on Jefferson Street near I-35. Homicide Detective Renee LaFleet and his partner Danny “Tex” …
The Scent Of New Death
One simply can’t judge a book by the cover. That is certainly the case here with a picturesque cover that conceals an intensely brutal novella that has, among other elements, incest, bondage, rough …
reviewed Wrecked. April 19
Wrecked
The series that began with the award winning, The Territory, and continued in Scratchgravel Road, continues in the recently released Wrecked. While this novel could be read as a standalone, because of …
Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Food Book-- Taking Your Favorite Foods And Stuffing Them To Make New, Different And Delicious Meals
Have you ever thought about combining two different foods into one super food? Like putting a cheeseburger inside a ravioli? “Cheeseburger Ravioli Burger” looks really good and the recipe …
The Contractors
Anyone who has read the Lee Henry Oswald series by Harry Hunsicker knows that the author does not write the Dallas Chamber of Commerce ad copy type of books. The Dallas streets in his books are not of …
A Reader's Book Of Days
“November in the anti-April: gray and dreary, the beginning of the end of things rather than rebirth. It’s the month you hunker down- that is if you don't give up entirely.” (Page …
Lion Plays Rough: A Leo Maxwell Mystery
Teddy Maxwell had been the best criminal defense lawyer in town though he certainly wasn’t the most ethical. A gunshot to the head took him down and pretty much stopped his legal career. These days …
reviewed Perfect Pies & More: All New Pies, Co.... December 24, 2013
Perfect Pies & More: All New Pies, Cookies, Bars, And Cakes
Perfect Pies & More: All New Pies, Cookies, Bars, And Cakes From America's Pie-Baking Champion is exactly as promised by the title. Plenty of recipes with few pictures are found in this over 240 page …
reviewed Three Can Keep a Secret: A Joe Gunthe.... December 24, 2013
Three Can Keep a Secret: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Series)
Tropical storm Irene is bearing down on Vermont as Three Can Keep a Secret: A Joe Gunter Novel opens. For Joe Gunther and his team from the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) the storm means all hands …
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