Category Archives: Books

Reviews of fiction and non-fiction books.

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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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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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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Book Giveaway: Eloisa James’ Essex Sisters

I love Eloisa James’ books. Her series are intricately woven together so that you’re never entirely sure who’s going to end up with whom by the end, although of course, there’s always (eventually) a happy ending. Unfortunately for me, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judgment Day

In Judgment Day, by Wanda L. Dyson, Suzanne Kidwell is a TV journalist who will stop at nothing to get the news story she wants, even if it means fudging the details. She doesn’t care if her report ruins an … Continue reading

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THE LADY OF THE STORM

Coming August 2011 A darkly delicious new fantasy world of sizzling romance amid the pageantry of Georgian England. http://www.kathrynekennedy.com

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Day 9: Why I Want the OED

Today’s topic in It’s Gravy Baby’s 31-day photo and post challenge is to write about your most treasured item. Since I’m not sure I can pick just one item from my treasured Star Wars collection, I turn to my bookshelf … Continue reading

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Discover Your Life’s Purpose

>Have you ever paused on the journey through life and wondered if you’re doing what you’re meant to be doing, living the life you’re supposed to live? I most certainly have. I’ve often looked back at the meandering path my … Continue reading

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