John Hart REDEMPTION ROAD Audio Reviewed

REDEMPTION ROAD John Hart May 3rd 2016 MacMillan Audio Book Elizabeth has doubted the outcome of a fellow officer’s trial for years. She’s in shock, numb and suspended under inquiry herself. However, dismissing the growing probability of her own fall, she puts all of her connections and credibility on the line searching for the deranged killer of young women she’s convinced is still out there. Dogged by her self-doubt and growing disillusionment, Elizabeth finds that she doesn’t know who can she can really trust anymore and whether there is any coming back from the dark place she inhabits. This detective’s actions and inquiries are being...

Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim

Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim Brian Michael Bendis with Neil Kleid 2016 Thomas Dunne Books I often tell my son, a 13 year old comic book fan, that he is living in a golden age—that the glut of high quality comics-inspired movies and TV he takes for granted was not always so. Until the waning moments of the 20th century, there were few occasions on which film could do justice to the storytelling gifts of a Frank Miller, an Alan Moore, or a Neal Adams. Now that moviemakers have the technology, they can bring the unique aspects of the comic book medium convincingly to life. No modern writer better embodies the link between...

Jessica Knoll in Milwaukee Tuesday the 19th Apr17

Jessica Knoll in Milwaukee Tuesday the 19th

Jessica Knoll, author of Luckiest Girl Alive, in conversation with Carole E. Barrowman Tuesday April 19, at 7:00 pm at Boswell. Please join us at Boswell for an exciting conversation between Jessica Knoll, author of one of Carole E. Barrowman’s “Top 10 Books of 2015,” Luckiest Girl Alive, and Alverno professor, Carole E. Barrowman. With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears. This...

The New Archie & Jughead Reviewed Apr09

The New Archie & Jughead Reviewed

Archie, the classic of all classics…rejuvenated. Mark Waid in the new Archie takes all the greatness of the last 75 years and adds nuances for the modern era, for instance, using cell phones to add effect to the breakup of Betty and Archie in the beginning of the story, a break up which sets the emotional stage at Riverdale High. The series starts with the huge fight that has gone for ages, Betty vs Veronica. Archie has just broken up with Betty after the “Lipstick Incident”. The school tries to get them back together through prom but Jughead is wise enough to thwart that plan because it would be forced. Now the Lodges have moved in...

Our Tribe: The Malmons Apr07

Our Tribe: The Malmons

Our Tribe By Kristi Belcamino This is a very special column for me to write this month because the couple I’m featuring, Dan and Kate Malmon, holds a special place in my heart. These two wacky kids welcomed me to this crime fiction tribe with open arms and have paved the way to many friendships I’ve made over the past few years. With The Malmons vouching for me (God knows what I ever did to deserve that lucky blessing), I was introduced to luminaries in this crime fiction world, such as Matthew Clemens and Jon Jordan. I’ll never forget the first time Jordan called me on the phone and said, “Welcome to the Crimespree family” and I was...