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MyBookishWays
May 23 2017

Review: Two Lost Boys by L. F. Robertson

Two Lost Boys by L. F. Robertson is a debut novel and a legal thriller that deals with the controversial subject of the death penalty.  Death row appeals attorney Janet Moodie has had...
DavidCranmer
May 22 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.04: “Git Gone” Review

Every episode of American Gods has ended with me longing for more. All the Coming to America vignettes have been pitch perfect and the acting top-notch across the board, but if I hadn't read...
DavidCranmer
May 22 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 1 and 2

Ahead of David Lynch’s revival, I went back and binged on the original series, interested to know if it would still capture me like it did 27 years ago. I was only a few years older than...
AngieBarry
May 22 2017

Review: Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie

Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie is the 6th and final installment in the Grantchester Mystery series (available May 23, 2017). Part-time sleuth and full-time priest,...
MyBookishWays
May 19 2017

Review: Perish the Day by John Farrow

Perish the Day by John Farrow is the 3rd book in the Storm Murders Trilogy (available May 23, 2017). In the third novel in John Farrow’s The Storm Murders Trilogy, retired Montreal detective...
nelizadrew
May 16 2017

Review: A Negro and an Ofay by Danny Gardner

A Negro and an Ofay by Danny Gardner is the 1st book in The Tales of Elliot Caprice series.  On the surface, A Negro and an Ofay is a crime novel. Underneath, Danny Gardner’s book...
DirkRobertson
May 16 2017

Review: Price of Duty by Dale Brown

Price of Duty by Dale Brown is the 21st book in the Patrick McLanahan series, where the U.S. and its Western allies come under a diabolical Russian cyber warfare attack in this action-packed military...
DavidCranmer
May 15 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.03: “Head Full of Snow” Review

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is a masterpiece of early 21st-century works, and a big reason for this triumph is the seemingly disjointed threads that make up the narrative—specifically...
Terrie
May 15 2017

Review: Sticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines

Sticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines is the 17th book in the Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery series (available May 16, 2017). Sticks and Bones is the 17th book in the freewheeling Sarah Booth Delaney...
ArdiAlspach
May 15 2017

Review: HBO’s True Crime Documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest

If you’re looking for a quick bit of interesting true crime and don’t have time for the long docuseries that have become popular lately, look no further that HBO’s newest, Mommy...
AngieBarry
May 11 2017

Review: The Last Iota by Robert Kroese

Set in the world of The Big Sheep, The Last Iota by Robert Kroese delivers another dystopian adventure novel full of wit and intrigue. When last we saw Blake Fowler and Erasmus Keane—private...
DavidCranmer
May 11 2017

Review: A Twisted Vengeance by Candace Robb

A Twisted Vengeance by Candace Robb is a historical mystery set in York at the end of the 14th century, where young widow Kate Clifford—struggling to keep her businesses afloat—realizes...
jenny_maloney
May 10 2017

Review: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee is the 1st novel in the enticing new historical Sam Wyndham crime series set in colonial-era Calcutta, India, where a newly arrived Scotland Yard detective is confronted...
DirkRobertson
May 9 2017

Review: The Girl on the Bridge by James Hayman

The Girl on the Bridge by James Hayman is the latest McCabe and Savage thriller, involving a case of retributive vigilante justice against a group who gang raped a girl at a party twelve years...
ScottAdlerberg
May 9 2017

Review: Proving Ground by Peter Blauner

Proving Ground by Peter Blauner is a sweeping crime novel, an intricate story about the quest for redemption, and a vibrant portrait of contemporary New York City. Proving Ground is Peter Blauner’s...
dvaleris
May 9 2017

Review: Party Girls Die in Pearls by Plum Sykes

Party Girls Die in Pearls by Plum Sykes takes us back to the decadent 1980s in a comic murder mystery set in the tony world of Oxford University. I'm a thoroughly modern woman, and the idea...
DavidCranmer
May 8 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.02: “The Secret of Spoons” Review

Another commendable “Coming to America” opening as Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones) makes his appearance, in 1697, in the belly of a Dutch slave ship bound for the New World as Anansi, a trickster...
JBValeri
May 8 2017

Review: Silent Rain by Karin Salvalaggio

Silent Rain by Karin Salvalaggio is the 4th book in the Macy Greeley Mystery series (available May 9, 2017). London-based, American-bred Karin Salvalaggio returns with her fourth crime novel, Silent...
DeborahLacy
May 8 2017

Review: Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan is a standalone psychological thriller and a chilling work of fiction—but based on a true story—about a friendship gone terrifyingly...
AmberKeller
May 5 2017

Review: Your Killin’ Heart by Peggy O’Neal Peden

Your Killin’ Heart by Peggy O’Neal Peden is a witty debut full of Nashville charm and generous heart. What would we do without our nosy, amateur sleuths?  Campbell Hall...
JanetWebb
May 4 2017

Review: The Darkest Night by Rick Reed

The Darkest Night by Rick Reed is the 5th book in the Detective Jack Murphy series, which finds the detective investigating a murdered cop, his partner's missing niece, and a shadowy voodoo cult.  If...
AngieBarry
May 4 2017

Review: A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde

A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde is the 2nd Rosalind Thorne Mystery—inspired by the novels of Jane Austen—which sees the audacious Rosalind strive to aid those in need while navigating...
AmberKeller
May 2 2017

Review: Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson

Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson is the 19th Gaslight Mystery, where Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy search for a connection between a murdered newsie and a high-society woman with dangerous...
JBValeri
May 2 2017

Review: Walking on My Grave by Carolyn Hart

Walking on My Grave by Carolyn Hart is the 26th and final Death on Demand Mystery, where bookseller Annie Darling learns murder and money go hand in hand. New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer...
AmberKeller
May 1 2017

Review: Murder Is for Keeps by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Murder Is for Keeps by Elizabeth J. Duncan is the 8th book in the Penny Brannigan Mystery series. I tend to grab books with certain settings, such as Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, just to name a...
DavidCranmer
May 1 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.01: “The Bone Orchard” Review

For many centuries, immigrants to America brought their gods with them. Once upon a time, these immortals were all-powerful, commanding unrivaled veneration. But now, in this modern age where fickle...
nelizadrew
May 1 2017

Review: Miscarriage of Justice by Elizabeth Amber Love

Miscarriage of Justice by Elizabeth Amber Love is the 3rd book in the Farrah Wethers Mystery series.  The 3rd book in the Farrah Wethers series by Elizabeth Amber Love finds Farrah facing...
DavidCranmer
April 27 2017

Review: A Single Spy by William Christie

A Single Spy by William Christie follows Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, a Russian orphan forced to become a spy during WWII, as he navigates the war and his mission—one that could change the very...
JanetWebb
April 25 2017

Review: Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig

Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig is the 4th Java Jive mystery, where Nashville’s perkiest private eye—coffeehouse manager Juliet Langley—goes undercover in the party-planning industry...
DavidCranmer
April 25 2017

Review: Get Off the Grid! Saul Goodman’s Guide To Staying Off The Radar by Saul Goodman

Get Off the Grid! Saul Goodman's Guide to Staying Off the Radar by Saul Goodman & Steve Huff is a humorous guide on going to ground from the fast-talking lawyer from Breaking Bad and Better...