Fool Me Twice by Robert B. Parker (Michael Brandman) Robert B. Parker died in 2010. This novel was released in 2013. It is not Parker’s own work, of course (unless a seance was employed), but that of Michael Brandman, approved by the Parker estate. It’s understandable why Brandman has been chosen. He writes like Parker […]
The Two-Bear Mambo by Joe R. Lansdale Hap and Leonard are back in this raucous ride through the back roads of East Texas. This time the two anti-heroes are asked to investigate the disappearance of Florida Grange, an ex of Hap’s who visited the notoriously racist area of Grovetown. The beautiful Florida is black, and […]
The Woman In The Woods by John Connolly The troubled Maine private detective, Charlie Parker, is hired by a friendly lawyer to investigate the discovery of a woman’s body in remote woodland. On a tree, close to the corpse, a Star of David is found carved into the bark. Parker believes that it indicates someone […]
Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz The bold Mr Koontz is a regular feature on Rebel Voice. He has been both lauded and slated on this site. His books demand both. He also has a dog fixation. That’s not a typo. It is dog. Thankfully, not every book is degraded by his canine obsession. However, Deano, […]
The Lost World by Michael Crichton Fans of this dinosaur franchise may feel that there is no point in reading a book when they have already watched the movie. That would be a mistake. The book has only a superficial resemblance to the movie, or should that be the other way around as the book […]
The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz This is book 4 in the Jane Hawk series. Jane Hawk is a rogue FBI agent under serious pressure. Her husband was killed by a shadow government and the death made to look like suicide. Jane was threatened with the death of her only child, 5-year-old Travis, if she […]
Dark In Death by J.D. Robb The work never ends for Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York homicide squad in the year 2061. Although Eve has all she could ever need in terms of wealth and love – being married to Irish billionaire, Roarke – she is still an extremely driven person. Eve’s childhood […]
The Disappeared by C.J. Box This is number 18 in the mostly impressive Joe Pickett series, which deals with the trials and tribulations of the Wyoming game warden. Pickett is an every-man. He has a family of three daughters and a loving and understanding wife. Unfortunately, he also has a mother-in-law from hell. As we […]
Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley Easy Rawlins is in his forties in 1966 California, a place on the brink of the Summer of Love. But life ain’t no cakewalk for Easy. His young daughter, Feather, has a life-threatening illness and the only hope is expensive treatment at a Swiss clinic. Mr Rawlins is a caretaker […]
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky In a galaxy far, far away, life goes on as normal and it has absolutely nothing to do with this book. There are no Hutts, or Gungans or Ewoks anywhere. There are many other aliens, though, but then again, are they really alien at all? Confused? Then read on […]
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.