Review of Archie Volume 4

ARCHIE Volume 4 Pete Wood and Jack Morelli, Illustrator Mark Waid, Writer The Archie Comic Publications has produced another volume of their flagship and namesake, ARCHIE. It is now time to see how the return of Veronica will turn out. Another 5 issues of RIVERDALE comes within this volume. Also stored in the back is the first issue of the Archies, Archies own band. Veronica has now completed her round trip back to Riverdale from Switzerland. Time has not been kind to Archie’s relationship with her. They are a little bit awkward towards each other now. The happy magic is gone and things are a little closer to earth. They don’t even know how...

Review of Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET...

Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET Jesse Stone Book 16 Reed Coleman Sept 12th, 2017 G. P. Putnam’s Sons Robert B. Parker’s THE HANGMAN’S SONNET by Reed Coleman brilliantly intertwines the personal and professional life of Paradise police chief Jesse Stone. Having put Jesse through the ringer in the previous book, DEBT TO PAY, Coleman explores the emotions of guilt and grief in this novel. Jesse is still trying to come to grips after seeing his fiancée, Diana, murdered by the crazed assassin Mr. Peepers. Unfortunately, he turns to the only friend that can drown out his sorrows, drinking. An interesting question put forth to the readers,...

The Continuing Fabulousness of Miss Fisher

If you do not already know of her meet Phryne Fisher, the 1920’s detective that took Australia by storm. She came on the scene in 2006, the fabulous character of author Kerry Greenwood. Made into a TV series by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger in 2012, it aired for three seasons and can now be seen on Netflix. Those who enjoy the show and books might get more of Phyrne since the creators are hoping for feature films. Also, this year the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, released an anthology, Bound By Mystery, celebrating its twenty years, with an installment by Greenwood featuring Phyrne entitled, Taking The Waters. As with all the books and TV shows...

Q&A with Steve Havill, Easy Errors

1) While EASY ERRORS is the 22nd in the Posadas County series, which you launched in 1991, it’s also the first in the series–chronologically. What gave you the idea to place this book back in 1986, before the official start of the series? This is the wonderful thing about loyal readers. The first prequel I did, telling the story of Estelle Reyes-Guzman’s first day on the job, ONE PERFECT SHOT, was written by request. Folks enjoyed that, and one of my readers said, “Hey…I’d like to read about Bobby Torrez’s first days on the job. So EASY ERRORS came to be. 2) Many authors claim to be unable to answer...

IT Review Sep14

IT Review

  IT Director: Andy Muschietti Writer: Gary Dauberman, et al.   THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS     IT stays true to the spirit of the original Stephen King novel. I’ve loved King since I was seventeen years old.  IT was one of at least ten King novels I read during my senior year of high school.  When I say that IT stays true to the source material, that’s the highest praise I can give. Not all of the scenes from the book occur in the same way.  The scares are different, the monsters are different, and the time period is different.  But the feeling of camaraderie in the Loser’s Club, the us against the world vibe, the strength they draw from...