SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan Reviewed

SAY NO MORE Hank Phillippi Ryan 2016 Forge When I open a new book by Hank Phillippi Ryan I know I’m in for a good read. I also think to myself there is no way this no one can be as great as the last one. And every damn time she proves me wrong. I’m just a fly caught in the web of Hank’s words. I forget to eat, I ignore sleep and showering goes on hold. SAY NO MORE is another adventure with Jane Ryland, a reporter in Boston and the station she works at has her working with a new crew doing documentaries. Jane is working on a story about sexual assaults and it goes without saying it’s a tough assignment. Jane has a victim ready to go on...

Finding The Missing Piece at the Mysterious Bookshop with Kevin Egan Nov07

Finding The Missing Piece at the Mysterious Booksh...

Finding The Missing Piece at the Mysterious Bookshop with Kevin Egan by Gilbert Colon The New York state court system is a hotbed of writing talent. Besides Carlito’s Way novelist Judge Edwin Torres, there is Kevin Egan, Esq., Senior Settlement Coordinator in the General Clerk Office of Supreme Court, Civil, First Judicial District. Egan is author of a legal thriller series, along with several Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine short stories, set in the Manhattan Supreme Court Building at 60 Centre Street where he works – Midnight, and now The Missing Piece (both from publisher Tor/Forge). As the NY Daily News wrote, “Egan…use[s] the...

WHAT YOU SEE by Hank Phillippi Ryan Reviewed

WHAT YOU SEE Hank Phillippi Ryan Forge Books October 20th, 2015 WHAT YOU SEE, book four in the Jane Ryland series by Hank Phillippi Ryan, blends suspense, humor, and issues of the day.  With multiple story lines told by numerous narrations, readers come to understand the workings of a crime scene.  These sub-plots include murder, child abduction, and treachery. Also explored are the characters loyalties, having to decide between family and their career. As with all Ryan’s books Jane Ryland investigates a story while Detective Jake Brogan is solving a crime, bringing both together somewhere in the plot. The plot begins with her having quit a...

SKIES OF ASH by Rachel Howzell Hall Reviewed

SKIES OF ASH Rachel Howzell Hall 2015 Forge There are authors that evoke emotion or a sense of place immediately with their writing. Rachel Howell Hall with her second book has already done this for me, I am transported right into LA when I read her books, I feel the sun on my back and hear the noise of the streets. I feel the frustration of her characters. Elouise Norton, Lou, is a homicide cop in LA and she is working the streets she learned to know growing up. In this second outing Lou and her partner Colin Taggert are investigating a fire that left a family dead, all but the father who seems to have rushed back in to save his family. As...

BLACKLIST by Jerry Ludwig – great summer rea...

BLACKLIST Jerry Ludwig 2014 Forge I’ve always been fascinated by the way society reacted during the cold war. A big part of it included the witch hunt in Hollywood where it came down to rat someone out or be blacklisted as a commie. Emmy winning screenwriter Jerry Ludwig is using this as a backdrop for a wonderful novel. With aspects of a thriller and also a prefect who dunnit I’d have to call this a novel of suspense and Ludwig creates a lot of suspense. Back in the day two men were brought in front of the HUAC, the committee looking for commies in Hollywood. One gave some info and names and went on to have a successful career. The other...