Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of books, films, television series and other media.

Book Review: The First to Lie

Hank Phillippi Ryan has a new book out. “The First to Lie” is a pretty terrific mystery, but this isn’t going to be so much a book review as an author review. I just love Hank’s books. The first ones … Continue reading

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Mystery-Thriller Giveaway

What would you do if your child was abducted, brutalized and left for dead? That’s the question at the heart of CounterPunch, a new novella by Patrice Williams Marks.   This book really packs a punch, too. It’s told primarily … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Other Woman (Mystery)

Hank Phillippi Ryan made her novelist name with the Charlotte McNally Mysteries, starting with “Prime Time” in 2009. Those were taut, well-plotted mysteries in a short form. Now, she’s digging in and deepening the plots for long-form novels. The first … Continue reading

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Paper Towel Overload!

How many times have you stared at the paper towels or toilet paper, looking at the various options and wondering what’s the best deal? It’s not even just which brand is best, but does it really make a difference if … Continue reading

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Film Review – Les Misérables – a vivid portrayal of revolution

I held off a week, but that’s as long as I could wait to see the film adaptation of the stage adaptation of Victor Hugo’s film about the French class structure and revolution. I’ve seen the musical on stage twice, … Continue reading

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I love my Dyson vacuum!

I bought a Dyson DC24 vacuum cleaner on Black Friday. I’ve used it several times and I love it. It’s really versatile, because the main unit is small and easy to maneuver, it has a extendable wand tool for getting … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Own Indiana Jones on Blu-ray

1. Harrison Ford’s even hotter with the clarity of Blu-ray. 2. It comes with “The Making of Raiders” – the original 1981 special! 3. Two new behind-the-scenes features about “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” 4. The audio and visuals have … Continue reading

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Movies That Surpass Their Source Material

This morning, Nerdist News announced their list of five films that surpass their source material. I agree with one of them. Planet of the Apes is an amazing movie that takes author Pierre Boulle’s basic story to another level. Here … Continue reading

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Two Really Good Movies – The Artist and Watchmen

I went to the movies this afternoon, and when I got home, hubby had just popped in a DVD, and I really enjoyed both films. At the theater, I saw “The Artist.” I’ve been wanting to see it since I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deeper Than the Dead

I don’t read many mysteries, and I’d never read anything by Tami Hoag until I picked up “Deeper Than the Dead” a couple of weeks ago. I should explain that more clearly. A few months ago, I won copies of … Continue reading

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