Category Archives: Book reviews

Touch by Clare North. Actually, read.

Kate Griffin–excuse me, Claire North–is one of a handful of writers on my ‘will probably read everything they write’ list (not that this means immediately, mind you. But an interesting and talented enough writer that I’ll likely give everything a … Continue reading

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Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of heists ★    ★    ★    1/2 Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the few authors I watch out for. Recently, I finished his early award-winning book (Philip K. Dick, Edgar, Anthony), The Company Man, … Continue reading

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Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, murder mysteries ★    ★    ★    ★    Another solid entry into the World of the Lupi series. Rule Turner and his fiance Lily Yu have returned to San Diego to catch a … Continue reading

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National Geographic Traveler: Miami & the Keys

Read May 2018 Recommended for Miami and Keys travelers ★    ★    ★   1/2  Though I had my doubts about the usefulness of this guide to me, as my upcoming trip is Keys only, National Geographic as publisher was tempting. Contents … Continue reading

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Fodor’s Travel In Focus: Florida Keys

Read May 2018 Recommended for Keys travelers ★    ★    ★   1/2    Fodor’s In Focus: Florida Keys is perhaps the most traditional of the lot, presented in a very modern and visually accessible way. It opens with heavy glossy paper … Continue reading

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The Promise, by Robert Crais. Promised and delivered.

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers, dogs ★    ★    ★   1/2  Another fine installment in the Crais series. In this, Elvis takes a job looking for Amy Breslyn, a missing woman who has been withdrawn ever since her … Continue reading

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Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of early Anita Blake, Kate Daniels ★    ★    ★   ★     Every now and then I read a review that mentions something along the lines of, “I’m not going to summarize this book because … Continue reading

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The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of noir, 1920 cities ★    ★   ★   1/2 It’s funny how things come together sometimes, isn’t it? I was keeping an eye out for Bennett’s newest book when I discovered his sophomore book, a … Continue reading

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Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of sci-fi lite ★    ★   1/2   A Chapter by Chapter Reading Experience One: Hmm. Not into serial killer chasing inept 20 year-old woman, even/esp. set up as ‘humor.’ Two: Okay, made me laugh … Continue reading

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Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of sci-fi lite ★    ★   ★ Unpopular review time. Despite the beautiful cover and glowing reviews, Sea of Rust was decidedly anticlimactic.   Set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has been eliminated, it … Continue reading

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