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DavidCranmer
February 22 2017

Review: Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a gripping thriller that follows a young woman who comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it (available February 28, 2017). Reaching...
DavidCranmer
February 21 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part VII

Last week, the cards were turned and plans were set into motion. This week, we get our final showdown between the young gunslingers and Farson's men.  Thank you for joining me on a journey...
DavidCranmer
February 17 2017

Doctor Who: The Greatest Mystery and Horror Tales (2005-2015)

The Doctor is an alien humanoid over two thousand years old, has two hearts, and has regenerated a dozen times (uh, thirteen if you count The War Doctor). He’s a Time Lord from the planet...
DavidCranmer
February 14 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part VI

Last week, the tension built as the man in black showed up in Mejis. This week, plans are set in motion as we move towards a final showdown.  Thank you for joining me on a journey of Stephen...
DavidCranmer
February 9 2017

Review: Zodiac by Sam Wilson

Zodiac by Sam Wilson is a startling new thriller with one of the most original concepts in years, where the line between a life of luxury and an existence of poverty can be determined by the stroke...
DavidCranmer
February 7 2017

Review: The Nightwalker by Sebastian Fitzek

The Nightwalker by Sebastian Fitzek is a psychological thrill-ride of a novel that finds an insomniac wondering if his nighttime excursions have turned into something beyond his imagination. Architect...
DavidCranmer
February 7 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part V

Last week, true intentions surfaced and a forbidden love was consummated. This week, tension builds as the man in black shows up in Mejis and the ka-tet's trust and friendship is tested.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
January 31 2017

Review: Winterlong by Mason Cross

Winterlong by Mason Cross is the 3rd book in the Carter Blake thriller series and a deadly game of cat and mouse filled with high stakes tension (available February 7, 2017). A secret US-based military...
DavidCranmer
January 31 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part IV

Last week, Roland and Susan struggled with their feelings for each other. This week, secrets abound as the gunslingers learn of Farson's plan in Mejis, the Big Coffin Hunters learn of the gunslingers...
DavidCranmer
January 24 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part III

Last week, we traveled back to Mejis to learn of Roland's backstory. This week, the romance between Roland and Susan flourishes as we meet our villains: The Big Coffin Hunters.  Thank you...
DavidCranmer
January 17 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part II

Last week, we began Wizard and Glass by defeating Blaine the Mono and ending up in some when's Topeka, Kansas. This week, we begin Roland's backstory in Mejis and meet the beautiful Susan...
DavidCranmer
January 12 2017

Review: An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock by Terry Shames

An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock by Terry Shames is the 6th book in the Samuel Craddock Mystery series. For first time readers of Terry Shames’s Samuel Craddock series, of which I’m...
DavidCranmer
January 11 2017

Review: Creation in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death, we're taking a look back at every single book in the In Death series. Today, David Cranmer reviews...
DavidCranmer
January 10 2017

Review: Innocent in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death, we're taking a look back at every single book in the In Death series. Today, David Cranmer reviews...
DavidCranmer
January 10 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part I

Last week, we finished up The Waste Lands with a pain of a cliffhanger. Thankfully, we only had to wait 6 days instead of 6 years to find out what happens! This week, our ka-tet tries to outriddle Blaine...
DavidCranmer
January 3 2017

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part VI

Last week, we snaked our way through the underbelly of the city of Lud. This week, we meet Blaine the Mono and find out why Blaine is such a pain.  Thank you for joining me on a journey of Stephen...
DavidCranmer
January 2 2017

Review: The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy

The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy follows police surgeon Harry Kent, who's determined to help those the world would rather brush aside, in a smart and electrifying new crime series that evokes the...
DavidCranmer
December 28 2016

Review: Purity in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death, we're taking a look back at every single book in the In Death series. Today, David Cranmer reviews...
DavidCranmer
December 20 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part V

Last week, we learned a bit more about Mid-World and the future for our ka-tet. This week, ramp the action back up as we travel into the city of Lud and meet the Pubes and the Grays.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
December 13 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part IV

Last week, Jake Chambers returned to Roland's world in an incredibly tense scene featuring a monster haunted house. This week, we slow down a bit to learn more of Mid-World and the future for this...
DavidCranmer
December 6 2016

Review: Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae

Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae is the 1st book in the Highland Bookshop Mystery series, where a murder in a garden turns the four new owners of Yon Bonnie Books into amateur detectives. In...
DavidCranmer
December 6 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part III

Last week, Jake struggled mightily with the duality of his existence and the “doubling” of his mind. This week, Jake Chambers returns to Roland's world in an incredibly tense scene featuring...
DavidCranmer
December 5 2016

Westworld Season Finale, 1.10: “The Bicameral Mind” Episode Review

The Westworld creators have certainly kept their cards close to their vests, keeping us guessing for most of the season while adding plenty of teaser tidbits along the way that, when all put in...
DavidCranmer
December 2 2016

Review: The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner

The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner was meant to be the 2nd book in the Cool & Lam Mystery series but was shelved and subsequently lost for 75 years until Hard Case Crime got their hands on...
DavidCranmer
November 29 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part II

Last week, we began The Waste Lands with a towering 70-foot cyborg bear! This week, Jake Chambers returns, struggling with the duality of having died and longing to return to Roland's world.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
November 28 2016

Westworld 1.09: “The Well-Tempered Clavier” Episode Review

Lines are starting to intersect with lots of gut-wrenching carnage as we race to the show’s finish, and three big reveals came out of this week’s episode. Maeve (Thandie Newton)...
DavidCranmer
November 23 2016

A Jack London Adventure: The Cruise of The Snark Part II

Read Part I first! Departing Hawaii on October 7, 1907, after what can only be considered a disaster first leg of the journey, The Snark headed toward the Marquesas Islands, located two thousand...
DavidCranmer
November 22 2016

A Jack London Adventure: The Cruise of The Snark Part I

The idea for high adventure came to Jack London (1876-1916) and his wife, Charmian, almost as a lark while swimming in their pool in Glen Ellen, California—but it wasn’t a hard sell....
DavidCranmer
November 22 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part I

Last week, we finished up The Drawing of the Three in dramatic fashion! This week, our ka-tet leaves the beach and continues their journey into Out World with the beginning of Book III of...
DavidCranmer
November 21 2016

Westworld 1.08: “Trace Decay” Episode Review

Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) discovering he’s not flesh and bone last week may not have been a shocker for me, but it was a twist that opened some new avenues for the ongoing conversation of...