Alix Rickloff’s SECRETS OF NANREATH HALL Rev...

Secrets Of Nanreath Hall Alix Rickloff William Morrow Aug 2nd, 2016 Secrets Of Nanreath is the debut historical novel by Alix Rickloff. This intriguing mystery involves family secrets revolving around the triumphant and tragic lives of a mother and daughter as they search for their identities. Within the backdrop of both World Wars readers will understand the time period and how the wars affected the British population and the class system. This mother/daughter story is told in alternating chapters. Rickloff shows how one generation’s actions and decisions will affect the other. The mother Katherine, who lives during World War I, leaves her...

This Day in Crime: ONE FOR THE MONEY Aug24

This Day in Crime: ONE FOR THE MONEY

On this day, in 1994, Janet Evanovich published ONE FOR THE MONEY, the first book in the now insanely popular Stephanie Plum series. Now at closing in on the 23rd novel in the series, nobody predicted Janet would have this sort of success. Since that first novel, Janet has sold tens of millions of books and saw katherine heigl bring Stephanie to the big screen…sadly, that turned out to be a bad thing. Heigl was about as Jersey as I am. Regardless, Janet’s fan remain and ensure that each Stephanie books hits the best-seller’s list. Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In...

Peter Robinson’s WHEN THE MUSIC’S OVER...

When The Music’s Over Peter Robinson William Morrow Aug 9th, 2016 When The Music’s Over by Peter Robinson is an intense mystery. It does not sugar coat and will not be construed as politically correct. The story is inspired by newspaper accounts of true-life incidents concerning abuse of women. It resonates today especially for people who can remember Germany when so many women were sexually harassed during the 2016 New Year’s Eve celebration by men of Arab or North African heritage, as well as the abuse of women by celebrity men. Tackling this problem within a gripping plot, Robinson will enlighten readers. In the beginning of the novel...

Catherine Coulter’s INSIDIOUS Reviewed

Insidious Catherine Coulter Gallery Books Aug 9th, 2016 INSIDIOUS by Catherine Coulter brings back FBI agents Savich and Sherlock, as well as introducing Special Agent Cam Wittier and Detective Daniel Montoya. As with most of her books there are two plot lines that keep readers engaged. What makes the FBI series special is the blending of humor within the riveting storylines. In INSIDIOUS, the humor starts even before page one. In the Acknowledgments section she thanks Ski Ludwikowski (a longtime reader) for “recommending Sherlock’s birthday present from Savich, a new ankle piece, the 9 mm Glock 43. Sherlock is really enjoying it,...

The Joy of Anticipation: Writing and Reading a Series Aug18

The Joy of Anticipation: Writing and Reading a Ser...

When you pick up a book in a series you’ve read before, there is a moment of joy, the anticipation of renewed pleasure, like the days leading up to your birthday when you were a kid. Here come the goodies! There will be cake and ice cream and presents! With a mystery novel the eagerness for the next book in the series can be powerful. Why can’t she write faster? What’s he doing off writing a stand-alone? I need my visit from my old friends and I need it NOW. My first books were series mysteries where the main character solves the problem of who murdered the victim, and a few other issues as well. I love serial fiction, and adore finding a...

NO ONE KNOWS Reviewed

NO ONE KNOWS J.T. Ellison 2016 Gallery Books No One Knows is an engrossing thriller with secrets in the pages. Aubrey Hamilton is sad lonely adult who hides behind her childhood. The only person who she claims to love and trust is her childhood friend Josh who ended up becoming her husband and disappearing from Aubreys life. Aubrey only has a few friends you can trust, if you can call it trust. Aubrey ended up being the lead suspect during the trial of her missing husband. Even Josh’s own mother had a great dislike for Aubrey. So If Aubrey doesn’t know where or what happened to him who does?? When she finds herself acquitted of...