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reviewed Rain Gods: A Novel. August 05, 2009
Rain Gods: A Novel
James Lee Burke writes some of the most beautiful prose seen today. He is a master of the disappearing regional character, whether the sturdy independent types of the Northwest or the legendary languidness …
reviewed Tilt-a-Whirl. July 25, 2009
Sea Haven, New Jersey is an eighteen mile long barrier island consisting of motels, beach houses, bait shops, etc. For twenty-four year old Danny Boyle it is home and he works part time as an unarmed …
reviewed Bad Things Happen. July 12, 2009
Bad Things Happen
Every once in a while there is a story that is written in such a unique manner it is hard to explain and impossible to deny. BAD THINGS HAPPEN is such a story. The writing style is not unusual, but has …
reviewed Bad Things Happen. July 11, 2009
Bad Things Happen
Every once in a while there is a story that is written in such a unique manner it is hard to explain and impossible to deny. BAD THINGS HAPPEN is such a story. The writing style is not unusual, but has …
reviewed Bad Things Happen. June 24, 2009
Bad Things Happen
This mystery made me work a little, but I enjoyed it. Kudos go to the author for making the story so involving. I started out not liking the lead character, but I was rooting for him in the end. This …
reviewed Beyond The Darkness. June 23, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Beyond The Darkness
Many fans of horror flicks in the '80's like myself would flock to their local Blockbuster in hopes of finding something bizarre yet entertaining on those lonesome weekends. It was almost a given that …
reviewed Die For You a thriller by Lisa Unger. June 23, 2009
Die For You by Lisa Unger
Isabel Raines was a famous author married to Marcus a successful Software Developer.  Her sister Linda, a successful photographer seems to have the perfect life married to Erik.  While everything …
reviewed The Night Watchman. June 13, 2009
Night Watchman Mark Mynheir
I love that Mynheir is a real-life detective. His latest novel contains a bit of teaching element as his anti-hero, Ray Quinn, schools the ultimate anti-hero Crevis Creighton on the details of real life …
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at
This is a very well-written book that details day by day the last days of the Romanovs in 1918. It it particularly interesting in the great detail of the killing of the Tsar and his family in the basement …
reviewed The Night Watchman. May 27, 2009
Night Watchman Mark Mynheir
  The Night Watchman by Mark Myrnheir is the first in the Ray Quinn series about a retired police officer who can't seem to get detective work out of his blood. Ray was crippled by an ambush …
reviewed Secret Prey. May 25, 2009
Secret Prey
In a series of books all based around the same police officer I would've thought that by now the books would've become extremely repetitive and similar. I would think that every book would follow the …
reviewed Total Control. May 16, 2009
Total Control a novel by David Baldacci
This is one of those books that I simply didn't like but was compelled to continue reading to the end. It is one of those books where the heroine, Sidney Archer, tries to unravel a mystery even though …
reviewed Relic (Pendergast, Book 1). May 16, 2009
Relic a novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
I liked the fast pace of this novel. This is a lot of fascinating information presented about the history of the New York Museum of Natural History. A strange crate brought to the museum seems to have …
reviewed Murder by Family: The Incredible True.... May 04, 2009
Murder by Family: The Incredible True Story of a S
Murder by Family by Kent Whitaker is an unbelievable story of betrayal and forgiveness. What would you do if someone killed your spouse and child, shooting you as well? Could you forgive? Could you do …
reviewed Fatal Illusions: A Novel. April 17, 2009
posted in Christian Fiction
Blumer's Fatal Illusions
Fatal Illusions by Adam Blumer is a creepy-crawly thrill ride you don't want to read alone in the house! Gillian Thayer, husband Mark, and daughter Crystal have been through more than enough drama for …
reviewed True Detectives: A Novel. April 15, 2009
Kelleman's True Detectives
True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman is a break from his usual Alex Delaware series and stars Aaron Fox and Moe Reed from his 2008 book Bones. Alex and partner Milo Sturgis are listed as tertiary characters, …
reviewed My Son, John. April 07, 2009
posted in Christian Fiction
My Son John - By: Kathi Macias -
My Son, John by Kathi Macias is about facing your darkest nightmare, something you could never imagine, and making it through to the other side. Liz Peterson's life shatters in a single brutal act. When …
Mucho Mojo: A Hap and Leonard Novel (2) (Vintage
Lansdale, Joe R. "Mucho Mojo", Vintage Reprint. 2009.    Hap and Leonard    Amos Lassen      "Mucho Mojo" is the second re-released …
reviewed White Guys. February 02, 2009
White Guys Anthony Giardina
In blue collar Winship, Massachusetts in the 1970s, Timmy O'Kane idolizes tough guy Billy Mogavero, fascinated by the easy danger he carries like a badge of honor. Twenty years later, Timmy has married …
reviewed The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Novel. December 19, 2008
The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Novel
I think that this book may be the best that Mr. Berry has written to date. Even though the plot is rather incredible (but who cares, it's fiction after all!) it certainly speeds along quite quickly and …
reviewed Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson. December 02, 2008
Dial M The Murder of Carol Thompson
Pick up a copy of William Swanson's "Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson" and if you are anything like me you will find it very difficult to put it down.  For this is a riveting saga detailing …
reviewed The Innocent Man (book). September 15, 2008
The Innocent Man
As I eagerly began reading Grisham's first non-fiction book, I recall saying to myself that he should write more of the same. The true story of Ron Williamson clearly needed to be told, if only to expose …
reviewed Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel. September 07, 2008
Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
For those of us who write stories and are occasionally published, we are constantly told to never open a fiction piece with either a dream or the weather. The reasoning being, according to agents and …
reviewed Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel. August 13, 2008
Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
"Swan Peak" is the seventeenth book in James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series and, by now, longtime fans of the series probably know Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcell better than they know their own …
reviewed Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel. August 01, 2008
Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
I am a fan of James Lee Burke and look forward to every Dave Robicheaux novel. Mind you, it isn't a bad read - it simply does not compare well with his other work. Not a big deal really since every author …
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