SO NUDE, SO DEAD by Ed McBain

It’s no secret that Ed McBain was a favorite author around these offices so when Hard Case Crime announced McBain first crime novel being brought back after 50 years we were a bit excited. SO NUDE, SO DEAD. OK, you already have me with the title. A piano prodigy wakes up next to a dead body, a fellow performer. Ray Stone has even more problems though, both he and the dead Eileen are addicts and this will making talking to the cops problematic. On the run from the cops and hoping to find the killer we get to follow Ray on a crazy ride. Loved every word of this book....

DEAD TO ME By Mary McCoy reviewed

DEAD TO ME Mary McCoy 2015 Hyperion Alice used to worship her older sister Annie. But Annie walked out of the family and hasn’t been heard from for four years…until today. Alice and her older sister Annie grew up in a Hollywood household. Their parents weren’t famous or anything, but their father worked publicity for a studio, and so the girls spent a lot of time alone together while their parents flitted from party to party. When Annie was deemed old enough, she was dolled up and trotted out to the parties, to sing and entertain the guests. But one night everything went wrong. After a huge fight with their father, Annie left and never came...

THE HARVEST MAN by Alex Grecian May27

THE HARVEST MAN by Alex Grecian

The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian G. P. Putnam May 19th, 2015 The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian portrays Scotland Yard Murder Squad detectives pursuing a violent serial killer. The main plot has the detectives targeting The Harvest Man, while a secondary plot has detective Walter Day trying to find Jack the Ripper. These series of books includes a mystery, some historical facts, and explores the new techniques of evidence gathering. The plot begins where the previous book, The Devil’s Workshop, ends. Readers new to this series might want to start with the previous book to gain a better understanding of the characters and their motivations....

BORN SURVIVORS by Wendy Holden

BORN SURVIVORS by Wendy Holden May 5th, 2015 Harper Collins   The Nazis were responsible for the most incomprehensible crime of all time.  In novel-like fashion Wendy Holden in her powerful book, Born Survivors tells the story of three young mothers who exhibited strength, courage, defiance, and hope.  She chronicles many of the atrocities that these women had to endure, while trying to make sure they would give birth to the child in their womb.   The three mothers’, Priska, Rachel, and Anka, defied death to give their children life.  Torn from their families by the Nazis they were first sent to Auschwitz, then Fielberg, and ended...

SOLITUDE CREEK by Jeffery Deaver

Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver Grand Central Publishing May 12th, 2015 Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver is a riveting mystery. He is definitely the Master of Suspense with the many twists and turns throughout the novel. It is an understatement to say he manipulates his readers as he sets them up for one course of action and then abruptly changes it. This latest Kathryn Dance novel is no different. What makes this plot so gripping is that any person can see themselves in the victim’s situation. Whether in an elevator, a music club, a book signing, or an amusement park, the antagonist is able to manipulate a situation to cause chaos and...

Spider-Verse Hardcover Collection Reviewed

    SPIDER-VERSE Marvel Comics I’ve been reading comics now for at least 45 years. When I started I would pick comics based on cool covers and Spider-Man always had cool covers. Soon I started reading favorite characters and while I leaned more towards the DC family of superheroes, I liked my share of Marvel as well. As I grew older it would go back and forth but there were always two constants in my comic book reading. Batman and Spider-Man. Going back to the 70’s I’ve seen a lot of versions and variations of Spider-Man and read a lot of different writers and artists take on the wallcrawler. Of late Dan Slott has been at the helm...