Wrecked by Joe Ide Isaiah Quintabe, or IQ for short, is a black private investigator in East Long Beach, California. He has a quirky way of solving crimes and taking payment. His clients include local members of the working class community he hails from. They pay him in favours, services and reindeer jumpers. IQ has […]
Neon Prey by John Sandford (2019) US Marshal Lucas Davenport is back in the latest blockbuster from the pen of John Sandford (John Roswell Camp). This time the maverick lawman is on the trail of a serial killer cannibal responsible for many grisly murders, some of which were undertaken during his employment as a hit […]
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!
The Executioner by Chris Carter Hi! This review is about a book by Chris Carter. You may remember him from such novels as The Crucifix Killer, The Night Stalker or The Death Sculptor. His stories are all much the same and not meant to be read by children or those interested in high literature. Although […]
Dodgers by Bill Beverly This impressive novel has been lauded and applauded by many commentators, including The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Irish Times to name but a few. The praise is strong and well deserved. Dodgers is a very fine read indeed. East is a 15-year-old black gang member from Compton in LA. […]
Women by Charles Bukowski Henry ‘Hank’ Chinaski is an alcoholic writer who maintains a complex relationship with the many women in his life. He’s a highly regarded poet who likes to get drunk and fight with his audiences at readings. He enjoys his literary groupies, often twice in one night and three times on a […]
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Book Review Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathon Kellerman This novel is one in the popular Alex Delaware series. It is set in LA and is fairly standard fare from Kellerman who is a highly successful and accomplished author. Thalia Mars will be 100 years young on her next birthday. She contacts Delaware and, upon meeting, […]