It’s got shape-shifters, cranky cops and macabre events in small town America as the plot sweeps from Oklahoma to Ohio to Texas. It also delves into Mr Mercedes as King merges two plots into one finely crafted tale.
It’s an inflated mess that takes serious liberties with the character of Sherlock Holmes. As a historical novel it might have been OK if edited, but as a mystery thriller? Forget it.
It’s a funny book about dementia told with great sensitivity. Poignant, insightful and informative, Goodbye, Vitamin will grab you gently and hug you until you both weep and smile. Why not give it a go?
Chinese Triads, LA gangbangers, a youthful black detective, Vegas gamblers, violent moneylenders, one-legged Rwandan fraudsters and obscene giants. This book has it all, nicely wrapped in a Holmesian story-line. Gotta at least give it a go!
Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke Dave Robicheaux is back on the pages of Rebel Voice. The Louisiana detective just can’t stay away from this magazine. This time, Dave is investigating the case of Cool Breeze Broussard, a black man who has suffered abuse at the hands of local white bigwigs, as well as having […]
Colorblind by Robert B Parker and Reed Farrel Coleman This is one more in the highly popular Jesse Stone series which follows the Massachusetts police chief as he struggles with alcoholism and a spate of racially motivate attacks. Stone has returned to Paradise after a stint in rehab. This time he’s serious about giving up […]
The picture says it all. This one’s a turkey and demonstrates the importance of having a good editor. Just because a book has a nice cover and looks stylish is no guarantee that the content is of similar quality. There are lessons for all authors in this book and how poor it is.