Category Archives: Mystery | Thriller | Horror

Book Review: Sex Lies Murder by Allan McLeod

“Sex Lies Murder” by Allan McLeod is a novel etched through and covered all over with the flavor of intrigue, danger, and the doings of high powered people moving within large and strange worlds. Mr. McLeod opens his novel with explanations of people and atmosphere’s that spike the reader’s interest, setting a plate that gains …

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Book Review: Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash

Honorable Mention: General Fiction “Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island” by Michael Phillip Cash is the story about Paul Russo and his struggle with maintaining after the recent loss of his wife. Paul has three surviving children and daily routines are proving to be harder and harder as the effects after Allison’s death. He must …

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Interview: Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle, Authors of The Pretender Series

Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle are the Emmy Award-nominated Writers and Executive Producers of Tin Man, the highest rated miniseries in the history of the Syfy Channel, and Co-Creator/Executive Producers of the hit cult classic TV show The Pretender. Along with their first two novels in the Pretender series, Rebirth and Saving …

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Book Review: Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin

Phillip Margolin is a blessing for those who like good legal thrillers. They are solid, enjoyable reads…and he is an author whom I rank right alongside John Grisham and Scott Turow. But this time round Margolin has really outdone himself with “Worthy Brown’s Daughter.” It would be a crime to relegate this book as a …

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Book Review: Turbulent Waters by Peter Duysings

Peter Duysings’ novel, “Turbulent Waters,” is infused with the air of authenticity. Reading of the military maneuverings and inner workings of various agencies you are left with the distinct feeling the author has inside knowledge about the operational goings on of such things. This is an important distinction: when writing of international terrorism, piracy, military …

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Book Review: Rituals: A Faye Longchamp Mystery by Mary Anna Evans

“Rituals” by Mary Anna Evans was my first introduction to archeologist (and unwitting detective) Faye Longchamp, the heroin of several novels a mystery series. Having no prior knowledge of Faye’s history, the author provided enough background, sprinkled throughout the book, to make me feel like I wasn’t going in blind. There were still some holes, …

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Book Review: Now You See It by Jane Tesh

When I saw “Now You See It” by Jane Tesh available for review, I immediately requested it. In truth, I’ve always been intrigued by the legend that is Houdini, and I was excited to see a mystery novel that featured something pertaining to the master escape artist. I think there are many who are similarly …

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Book Review: Mac Parker: Escape from Venezuela by Lee T. Levenson

I have just finished reading “Mac Parker: Escape from Venezuela” by Lee T. Levenson.  I am always up for a well-written edge-of-my-chair fast-paced action and adventure tale. When I read the summary, I hoped that this book would be one of those stories with great unexpected twists and turns. According to the cover, “Ex-Navy SEAL …

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Book Review: Leave Tomorrow Behind by Judy Clemens

I have just finished reading “Leave Tomorrow Behind” by Judy Clemens. I chose to read this book in large part from the summary which identified the main character as “tattooed, hard-working and often crabby dairy farmer,” and which promised a lively tale of murder in a middle-America dairy community. Stella Crown, the sassy down-to-earth main …

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Book Review: Deadly Provocation by T. F. Coleman

I have just finished reading “Deadly Provocation” by T. F. Coleman.  I chose to read this book in large part from the summary on the back cover, which promised a tale of private surveillance, hidden cameras, drones, and life and death decisions. Jake Conley, the main character of the novel, prevents a gunman from shooting …

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