Robert B. Parker’s BLIND SPOT by Reed Farrel...

Robert B. Parker’s Blind Spot Reed F. Coleman Putnam September 9th, 2014 Blind Spot, a Robert B. Parker novel, currently written by Reed Farrel Coleman is a spell binding mystery. Coleman, who has been commissioned for the next three novels, after Parker’s death in 2010, is now authoring the Jesse Stone series. Having never read Parker it is impossible to comment on how much Blind Spot followed Parker’s works. However, this latest novel is very fast-paced, exciting, interesting, and can stand on its own merits.   With many of the top-notch mystery/thriller authors having passed away, the recent trend is to hire replacement...

ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE by Randy Susan Meyers

Accidents of Marriage Randy Susan Meyers Atria Books Sept 2, 2014 Accidents of Marriage, by Randy Susan Meyers, is a compelling look at how traumatic brain injury can affect a family and how each member responds to the extraordinary crisis. Within the chapters Meyers discusses the different perspectives of each family member. It is People Magazine’s pick of the week for September 12th.   Meyers, whose background includes working with victims of domestic violence, skillfully examines how each character reacts to the intense pressure, some failing while others rise to the challenge. The mystery begins after Maddy is gravely injured in a...

ICE SHEAR by M.P. Cooley

Ice Shear M. P. Cooley William Morrow July 22, 2014 Ice Shear, M. P. Cooley’s debut novel, is very impressive. She moves the plot along through the dialogue. Action comes from the character’s words and not from gun shoot-outs or bloody chases. But make no mistake this police procedural is far from dull and mundane. The story begins with June Lyons, a former FBI agent, who is now part of the Hopewell Falls New York police department. Working the night shift her duties seem limited to driving drunks home and handling the homeless. This small town in upstate New York hardly knew what the word murder meant until June discovers a young woman’s...

A SWOLLEN RED SUN by Matthew McBride

A SWOLLEN RED SON by Matthew McBride Release date: June 2014 Publisher: Mysterious Press The first sentence of a book is very important. This is what draws the reader in to the story and sets the table for everything after it. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and all that. The opening sentence of A SWOLLEN RED SUN by Matthew McBride will either make you want to continue to the next paragraph or you will put it down and move onto the next book on your ever growing To Be Read pile. The choice to read on is up to you, the reader. After you read that sentence, hold on to your wigs because it will be a wild ride. A...

An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd

AN UNWILLING ACCOMPLICE Charles Todd William Morrow August 11th, 2014 An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd is a great read. Not only does it have a riveting mysterious plot but it also has details about English society during World War I. Since this month marks the 100th anniversary of the war people might want to read this book to immerse themselves in that era.   The plot begins with World War I nurse Bess Crawford on leave to accompany a wounded soldier, Sergeant Jason Wilkins, to Buckingham Palace, where he’s to be decorated by the King. Her duties include escorting him back to the hotel and prepping him for his journey back....

BLACK PANTHER: THE CLIENT

Marvel Comics 1998   Look around you. We live in a Golden Age of comics. Think about it: Superman t-shirts are sold at Old Navy stores. I have two. Superhero movies are guaranteed MEGA HITS every year! Guardians of the Galaxy just made 100 million on opening weekend. I say again: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Geek culture isn’t geek culture anymore; it’s just culture. Amazing, isn’t it? I invite you to sit back and remember a time not that long ago, when comics were not king. Back in 1998, Marvel Comics were just coming out of the throes of bankruptcy. Looking for a way to regain that spark of something special, Marvel outsourced four of...