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DeborahLacy
March 30 2017

Audiobook Review: The Lost Order by Steve Berry (Read by Scott Brick)

The Lost Order Writer’s Cut Audio Edition is written and annotated by Steve Berry and narrated by Scott Brick. It is the 12th installment in the Cotton Malone series (available April 4, 2017). Take...
AngieBarry
March 30 2017

Review: The Devil’s Feast by M. J. Carter

The Devil's Feast by M. J. Carter is the 3rd book in the Blake and Avery series in which the investigative team find themselves entangled in a case involving political conflicts, personal vendettas,...
ThomasPluck
March 29 2017

Review: Conviction by Julia Dahl

Conviction by Julia Dahl is the 3rd book in the Rebekah Roberts series. The 3rd book in Julia Dahl’s Rebekah Roberts series makes me feel like a schmendrick for not having read the first two...
JanetWebb
March 28 2017

Review: My Darling Detective by Howard Norman

My Darling Detective by Howard Norman is a witty, engrossing homage to noir (available March 28, 2017). Jacob Rigolet, “a soon-to-be former assistant to a wealthy art collector,”...
JBValeri
March 27 2017

Review: Bone White by Wendy Corsi Staub

Bone White by Wendy Corsi Staub is the 3rd and final book in the Mundy's Landing Trilogy (available March 28, 2017). “We shall never tell.” This cryptic phrase, discovered in...
AmberKeller
March 24 2017

Review: Baker Street Irregulars, Edited by Michael A. Ventrella & Jonathan Maberry

Baker Street Irregulars, edited by Michael A. Ventrella and Jonathan Maberry, features thirteen authors—including Gail Z. Martin, David Gerrold, and Jonathan Maberry—who come together...
PeterFoy
March 23 2017

Review: Personal Shopper (2017)

It’s rational to think that one hasn’t fully matured as a human until they’ve come to understand death. No matter how much one has been told about the taxing toll of losing a...
jenny_maloney
March 23 2017

Review: The New York Times Book of Crime, Edited by Kevin Flynn

The New York Times Book of Crime, edited by Kevin Flynn, is a thorough collection of history's greatest crimes covered by one of the top news sources of all time. The title says 166 Years of...
nelizadrew
March 22 2017

Review: Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck

Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck is the 1st book in the new Jay Desmarteaux Crime Thriller series. Jay Desmarteaux walks out of prison after 25 years with a new set of rules learned from mentors...
ArdiAlspach
March 21 2017

Review: Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love is an astonishing debut crime thriller about an unforgettable woman who combines the genius and ferocity of Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White. Melissa...
JanetWebb
March 20 2017

Review: Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet

Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet is the 1st novel in an engaging new series blending fine spirits with chilling mystery (available March 21, 2017). “There's many a slip 'twixt...
JulietFletcher
March 20 2017

Audiobook Review: What You Don’t Know by JoAnn Chaney (Read by Christina DeLaine)

What You Don't Know by JoAnn Chaney is a gripping, terrifying debut novel that follows those most affected by an infamous serial killer.  “He doesn't deny anything.”...
PeterFoy
March 20 2017

Review: Raw (2017)

When your debut feature film receives attention for containing materials that causes audience members to faint, one must wonder what that says about your capabilities as an artist/provocateur....
KristenHoughton
March 17 2017

Review: Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles is the final installment in the Natchez Burning Trilogy set within the larger Penn Cage series (available March 21, 2017).  Mississippi Blood is the last book...
jenny_maloney
March 16 2017

Review: The Return by Joseph Helmreich

The Return by Joseph Helmreich will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered ... what’s out there? What begins as an astrological fluff piece for a local news station—a lunar eclipse on...
DavidCranmer
March 15 2017

Review: The Will to Kill by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane

The Will to Kill is the latest Mike Hammer novel, originally started by the now-deceased Mickey Spillane and finished by the deft hand of Max Allan Collins.  Mike Hammer predates James Bond...
AngieBarry
March 15 2017

Review: Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table by Janet Finsilver

A Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table by Janet Finsilver is the 3rd book in the Kelly Jackson Mystery series. “First you drink the coffee,” Auntie said. “ ... You must...
JanetWebb
March 14 2017

Review: The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison

The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison is a highly anticipated thriller in their Brit in the FBI series, featuring special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine in their...
AngieBarry
March 13 2017

Review: Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison

Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison is the 9th book in the Inspector Shan Tao Yun series (available March 14, 2017). If you would know the age of the human soul, an old lama had once told Shan Tao...
DavidCranmer
March 13 2017

Review: Heretics by Leonardo Padura

Heretics by Leonardo Padura is a sweeping novel of art theft, anti-Semitism, contemporary Cuba, and crime from a renowned Cuban author (available March 14, 2017). Within the pages of Leonardo...
DirkRobertson
March 10 2017

Review: The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh is a page-turning tale of murder, subversion, and vice in which a female medical student in Victorian Edinburgh is drawn into a murder investigation when she...
AngieBarry
March 10 2017

Review: When Falcons Fall by C. S. Harris

When Falcons Fall by C. S. Harris is the 11th book in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series. It was the fly that got to him. In the misty light of early morning, the dead woman looked as...
dvaleris
March 9 2017

Review: The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman

The Widow's House by Carol Goodman is a chilling Gothic novel and a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York’s Hudson Valley. I have always enjoyed Carol Goodman’s...
ArdiAlspach
March 9 2017

Review: The Whole Art of Detection by Lyndsay Faye

The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye is a stunning collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories inspired by the original Arthur Conan Doyle classics. The...
JanetWebb
March 9 2017

Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen is inspired by the events and people of World War II, crafting a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal. No war holds readers—and writers—more...
AmberKeller
March 8 2017

Review: The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror by John Llewellyn Probert & Stephen Jones

The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror by John Llewellyn Probert & Stephen Jones is the 1st novel in a new series following the exploits of a secret organization dedicated to battling the...
Kattomic
March 7 2017

Review: Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón is a compelling, brilliantly moody, and layered novel that's sure to be one of the most talked about debuts in 2017 (available March...
DavidCranmer
March 6 2017

Review: The Devil’s Bible by Dana Chamblee Carpenter

The Devil's Bible by Dana Chamblee Carpenter is the 2nd book in the Bohemian Gospel series (available March 7, 2017). Dana Chamblee Carpenter’s story begins in Avignon in the year 1236....
PeterFoy
March 6 2017

Review: Get Out (2017)

Social thrillers are hard to pull off. While, sure, there have been numerous genre films that have managed to satisfy as entertainment while still being potent allegory, there are exceedingly more...
dvaleris
March 6 2017

Review: Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick

Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick is set in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century, where a man with a perfect memory murders his wife in a dazzling psychological puzzle that reveals the strange...