Excerpt from Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Excerpt from Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

I've read a number of Alex Cross books before, and was a little disappointed with Merry Christmas, Alex Cross. Rather than a cohesive plot, it was as if three or four different stories had been stitched together, none of them with anything to do with the others. It is still a thrilling read, just not to James Patterson's usual standards ...
Excerpt from Betrayed

Excerpt from Betrayed

I am currently reading a Lisa Scottoline novel, Betrayed. It is part of the Rosato & DiNunzio series. I'm a sucker for murder mysteries and legal thrillers, and Lisa Scottoline almost always hits it out of the park for me. Betrayed does not disappoint. Scottoline's characters are well-developed and I am eager to find out what sort of scheme it was that the victim was involved in. Hopefully, Judy Carrier will find out that her Aunt Barb's trust was not misplaced ...
A cornucopia of books

A cornucopia of books

US Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday—a great time of year to buy new books! I have gathered together a stack of free and $0.99 books (and book bundles for $2.99 or less.) ...
Excerpt from Orbs

Excerpt from Orbs

I recently read Orbs, by Nicholas Sansbury Smith, the first book in this post-apocalyptic sci-fi series. There was lots of tension and action for the thriller lover, but if you are someone who expects the science and logic to be sound, you might want to give this one a pass. There are some major failings in both. If you can overlook it to enjoy the action, have at it! ...
Launch of He was Walking Alone and other new releases

Launch of He was Walking Alone and other new releases

He was Walking Alone, #4 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries is now available! If you've been following the series, you know that Zachary Goldman is a private investigator with a difference. While the series is reminiscent of the old TV detective series, Zachary is a man tortured by his own demons, who is deeply empathetic toward his clients and the victims of the crimes he investigates. Each book can be read as a stand alone mystery ...
Excerpt from Alter Ego

Excerpt from Alter Ego

I am currently reading Alter Ego (#9 Jonathan Stride Series) by Brian Freeman. I'm not sure how many other Jonathan Stride books I have read, at least one other. A good police procedural that readers of Lee Child or James Patterson will enjoy. Good, well-rounded characters carry through the series and make for an enjoyable read ...
Excerpt from Running Blind

Excerpt from Running Blind

I am just finishing up another of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. This one, Running Blind, is number four in the series. There are definitely differences in Jack Reacher much further into the series and these earlier iterations. He is still finding himself in book four. Still sorting out who he is and what it is that he's doing. ...
Excerpt from Sue Grafton's X

Excerpt from Sue Grafton’s X

I am reading Sue Grafton's X, book 24 of the Kinsey Millhone series. I was sorry to hear of Sue Grafton's passing last year and that she wasn't able to finish the series. Kinsey Millhone is a fun PI and I have always enjoyed reading the series ...
She was Dying Anyway and October freebies

She was Dying Anyway and October freebies

It's your favourite time of the month again; it's freebie weekend! She was Dying Anyway is free in the Kindle store Friday through Sunday. And keep scrolling down for more freebie offers ...
Excerpt from As Time Goes By

Excerpt from As Time Goes By

I am just finishing up As Time Goes By, by Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Mystery. It doesn't disappoint. Lots of intertwining stories, appearances by the beloved Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy, courtroom drama, and last-minute revelations.   ...
She was Dying Anyway and a round-up of new releases

She was Dying Anyway and a round-up of new releases

Are you ready for some fresh reads? After walking through the crispy fallen leaves, curl up by the fireplace and grab one of these new releases! She was Dying Anyway, Book #3 in the Zachary Goldman Series is now available for purchase, and I have gathered together a shelf-ful of other new releases for your consideration ...
Excerpt from The Hollow City

Excerpt from The Hollow City

My teaser is from Hollow City, book 2 of the series Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I just started it, but it has been interesting so far, picking up where book one finished and continuing Jacob's trip away from the island and into his journey of self-discovery.  ...
Excerpt from Occam's Razor

Excerpt from Occam’s Razor

I have read a few interesting books lately. Right now, I am on Occam's Razor, (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 10), by Archer Mayor. (Occam's Razor, in case you are wondering, has sometimes been summarized as "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.") It is a good solid police procedural, and I am enjoying it so far! ...
Excerpt from The Weekenders

Excerpt from The Weekenders

This week I am reading on of Mary Kay Andrews' books, The Weekenders. I am just getting into it, but enjoying the characters and the beautiful island setting. The protagonist was, unfortunately, just about to divorce her husband, who she didn't know had been both cheating on her and hiding their dire financial situation, when he is murdered. This puts her in a somewhat awkward decision when the police start looking for suspects! ...
Feed your book monster

Feed your book monster

Next month is Halloween, and the book monsters are already coming out, looking for books to read. They will not be satisfied with just one or two. So head on over to these multi-book giveaways to quiet the book beasts ...
Excerpt from Every Fifteen Minutes

Excerpt from Every Fifteen Minutes

I am currently reading one of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club mysteries, which I always enjoy, but another book made such an impression on me last week, I had to present another book here! Every Fifteen Minutes, by Lisa Scottoline managed to get me going in the wrong direction not just once, but twice. A great psychological suspense! ...
His Hands were Quiet and a round-up of new releases

His Hands were Quiet and a round-up of new releases

What else is new this fall? Have a look at my round-up of new releases below! His Hands were Quiet, Zachary Goldman Mysteries #2 and other new releases ...
Excerpt from The Lost Symbol

Excerpt from The Lost Symbol

I'm reading one of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon books at the moment. The Lost Symbol is all that you would expect from Dan Brown; brain teasers, actions, and edge of the seat action. I have run into one plot point that doesn't quite make sense, but I'll overlook it for the sake of the rest of the story! ...
The International Day of the Stim

The International Day of the Stim

September 17 is The International Day of the Stim, a day celebrating stimmies, loud hands and right to bodily autonomy.  ...
Future books in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series

Future books in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series

There are currently six books out in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series. Many of you have enjoyed the exploits of Erin and her friends and adversaries in Bald Eagle Falls. Book 7 has been drafted and the first draft of book 8 will be done in a few days. As I consider the next in the series, I'm wondering what my readers would like to see in the future ...
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