TINY LITTLE THING by Beatriz Williams Reviewed

Tiny Little Thing Beatriz Williams G. P. Putnam and Sons June 23rd, 15 Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams is a superb read. It combines politics, mystery and romance within a historical background. It is a character driven storyline based on the issues of the mid-1960s, including political intrigue, the controversy of the Vietnam veterans, and the treatment of women. The story alternates between the years 1964 and 1966. The reader becomes engrossed in the family dynamics. The narration switches between the main female character, Christina (Tiny) Hardcastle’s 1966 perspective and Major Caspian (Cap) Harrison’s 1964 outlook. The plot...

THE MERCY OF THE NIGHT by David Corbett reviewed

THE MERCY OF THE NIGHT David Corbett Thomas & Mercier April 7, 2015 At the young age of eight, Jacquelina “Jacqi” Garza, was abducted by a child predator and tortured. She escaped and soon found herself under the media spotlight. Even before the abduction, Jacqi had had a troubled childhood and with her father is in prison , her mother and brother providing little support, Jacqi struggles to find her place in the world and finds herself, at the age of 17, living at a rehab center for prostitutes. When she disappears from the center, Phelan Tierney, an ex-lawyer that now acts as a tutor for the center residents, is asked to find her....

BLOODY ROYAL PRINTS by Reba White Williams Reviewe...

BLOODY ROYAL PRINTS Reba White Williams 2015 Tyrus Books If you’ve ever been book shopping you know that while looking across shelves or piles of books there are different things that make a book jump out for you. While looking through our stacks for what to review next I stopped at BLOODY ROYAL PRINTS. What a cool title is what I was thinking as I pulled it out. Then I looked at the cover and was more intrigued. After reading the jacket flap I was hooked. Dinah Greene has taken a fellowship at the Art Museum of Great Britain, what should be a dream job. She didn’t count on her husband being so busy and she finds herself looking to make...

Val McDermid talks to NPR about new book on forens...

Val McDermid has reached the top of the charts and earned numerous awards for her crime novels. But her new book, Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime, offers us a fascinating look at the reality behind one of law enforcement’s biggest tools. She recently spoke with National Public Radio’s Scott Simon about it.

SECRETS OF STATE by Matthew Palmer reviewed

Secrets of State Matthew Palmer G.P. Putnam and Sons 5/26/15 Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer is a spy thriller that has diplomats instead of operatives.  With Matthew venturing into the thriller writer world, it became an all in the family affair since his late father, Michael Palmer, and his brother Daniel also are authors.  While Michael Palmer concentrated on hospitals and doctors to set the story, Matthew uses the world as a backdrop. As a State Department employee for the last 24 years that included working in its think tank and at the National Security Council he is able to use his experiences to write interesting plots.  In this...

Some Like it Witchy by Heather Blake

Some Like it Witchy by Heather Blake Obsidian Pub Date: May 5, 2015 When Darcy Merriweather agrees to help Cherise Goodwin hunt for a new home, she doesn’t realize she’s essentially signing herself up for yet another murder investigation. But when the pair goes to tour the old Tavistock place and stumbles across real estate agent Raina Gallagher, dead and clutching a magical amulet, Darcy isn’t left with much choice. The village Elder did task her with investigating all Craft-related crimes, after all; what else is a nosy witch to do? I’ve always found Heather Blake’s Wishcraft Mysteries to be great fictional escapes, and this fifth...