BOOK REVIEW: INTO THE NIGHT

INTO THE NIGHT by Sarah Bailey has Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock returning in this follow up to THE DARK LAKE.  A very interesting aspect to the plot is how a celebrity gets all the attention in today’s society, while someone who is not famous is quickly dismissed. Bailey noted, “I read about accidental deaths that are eventually ruled as homicides.  I imagined what if there were hundred people present, but no one knew what actually happened.  I wanted to have the two deaths in the book really contrasted, a wealthy man versus someone homeless.  When I was in Los Angeles, I noticed that there were many homeless people, almost one on...

Sense of Deception by Victoria Laurie

SENSE OF DECEPTION Victoria Laurie July 7, 2015 Obsidian As a consultant for the FBI, psychic Abby Cooper has helped convict more than her fair share of criminals. When a series of unfortunate events conspires to land her in a jail cell with Skylar Miller, though, she finds herself desperate to do just the opposite. Ten years ago, Skylar was given the death penalty for murdering her nine-year-old son. When Abby meets her, she’s two weeks away from her final appeal. If the argument doesn’t go well—and Abby can sense that it won’t—Skylar will be executed. The thing is, Abby’s pretty sure her cell mate is innocent, and her “radar” never steers...

The Family Corleone and the Godfather Legacy May07

The Family Corleone and the Godfather Legacy

On May 8th a prequel to the classic GODFATHER will hit the stores, THE FAMILY CORLEONE, a prequel written by Ed Falco and based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo. A little background; I read the Godfather back in the early 70’s before the movie came out when I was just a wee lad. When the movie came out my parents didn’t think I was old enough to see it ( I was 9) and in hindsight I guess they were right. THE GODFATHER is a book I re-read every couple years. I also read THE SCICILIAN which had some loose ties to the Godfather world. I was the movies (1 & 2) at least once a year. I’ve also read just about everything Mario Puzo has in print....

Last Week of March Comics Mar31

Last Week of March Comics

The last new comic day of the month, I’ve just started my stack but there are few stand outs. From Avatar Press one of the most depraved men is history now has his story told in comic form. CALIGULA #1 came out today. After seeing I CLAUDIUS and Guccione’s Caligula I was expecting something historical, something very Roman and something really twisted. With Caligula it would be very easy to go for the cheap gore and violence and nudity. Well, David Lapham does not take the easy way as it shown in this first issue.  He actually creates a story to show us who this crazed wanna be God was and does t with some violence and nudity,...

July Trade Reviews Aug03

July Trade Reviews

These are some reviews of recent trade releases , more to come soon.THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEARWildstormLately Authority and the other Wildstorm universe books have been in turmoil as the world they live on has gone to Hell and they are trying to fix it. This is a story that takes place before these events and it is classic Authority. Grant Morrison and Keith Giffin are having loads of fun as this group of heroes finds itself stuck on an Earth that drains the powers they need. They also find an Earth where the Authority goes too far and they end up fighting themselves. I enjoyed this cover to cover.BATGIRL RISINGDC ComicsStephanie Brown is...