Book of The Week: The Old Man By Thomas Perry

Book of The Week: The Old Man By Thomas Perry

Book of The Week: The Old Man  By Thomas Perry The Old Man By Thomas Perry Mysterious Press 2017 $26.00   The Old Man is a thriller that illustrates that advancing years don’t necessarily mean that one’s life has to be dull and devoid of adventure. As the novel opens, Dan Chase is retired, his […]

Book Review: Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman

Book Review: Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman

Book Review: Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman Every Man a Menace By Patrick Hoffman Atlantic Monthly Press 2016 $25.00   Patrick Hoffman’s Every Man a Menace is a panoramic international crime novel in which the action spans both hemispheres. The story revolves around drug-smuggling: MDMA is making its way to California, and a […]

Book Review: The One Man by Andrew Gross

The One Man by Andrew Gross   “It begins with two men….they were running.” The old man looks out, but this time, his eyes are alive with memory. “Running for their lives,” He says as the prologue ends and Gross’ tale commences. In the short few pages of the prologue / opening, I found myself […]

The Women of Summer Suspense

The Women of Summer Suspense

The Women of Summer Suspense Forget the boys of summer—it’s the women of suspense who are packing some serious heat this season of the sunscreen. First up is Megan Abbott’s highly anticipated You Will Know Me (Little, Brown and Company), a penetrating glimpse into the world of competitive gymnastics. Katie and Eric Knox have sacrificed […]

Top Ten Audiobooks This Summer

This Summer’s Top Ten Audiobooks

This Summer’s Top Ten Audiobooks June is audiobook month! And we’ve chosen our top ten favorite audiobooks for summer listening! Before The Fall by Noah Hawley Read by Robert Petkoff (Hachette Audio) THE BLACK WIDOW by Daniel Silva Read by George Guidall (Harper Audio) The Letter Writer by Dan Fesperman Read by David Bendena (Dreamscape) A HERO OF […]

Book Review: HOLLOW CITY

Book Review: HOLLOW CITY

HOLLOW CITY By Ransom Riggs Narrated by Kirby Heyborne CD: Blackstone Audio, 2014. (11 hrs, 39 mins) $29.95 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the first installment of Ransom Riggs’ Peculiar Children series, was a surprise best-seller in 2011. Like many of the best Young Adult books, the novel pulled no punches: war, death, betrayal, […]

violent crimes philip margolin

Book Review of Week: Violent Crimes by Phillip Margolin

Violent Crimes by Phillip Margolin (Harper, 2016, $26.99) Throughout his long career, mystery master Phillip Margolin has introduced readers to a number of great protagonists, but few are as memorable as Amanda Jaffe. In the fifth book of the series, Violent Crimes, Jaffe finds herself caught in the middle of a massive financial conspiracy, multiple […]

What to Read in February?

What better way to celebrate those February holidays—Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day—than with some new books? Even if none of this month’s picks is explicitly about love (or even all-American, for that matter), there’s no doubt that our forefathers would want everyone to squeeze in a bit more reading time during a month that celebrates their […]

Review of the week: The Lost Codex

   A faceless enemy has unleashed a series of coordinated attacks on U.S. targets. A covert ops team is tasked with a single mission: find and stop the terrorists, by any means necessary. What could have been just another counterterrorism novel is elevated to new heights in Alan Jacobson’s The Lost Codex. Jacobson brings a […]

Review of Miss Fisher Mysteries set 3

Review of Miss Fisher Mysteries set 3

DVD Review: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series Three Who would have guessed that Australian criminals of the late 1920s would have to live in fear of a determined flapper private investigator? Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is an Australian period mystery series, starring Essie Davis as Phryne—pronounced FRY-nay—Fisher. (One early title for the series was Phryne […]

DVD Review: Chasing Shadows

DVD Review: Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows is part of a growing trend in mystery series–the detective with Asperger’s Syndrome or some other state on the autism spectrum. In recent years, sleuths who are suspected of having such conditions, though they rarely receive an official diagnosis, have proliferated on the television screen. They range from Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of the […]

Review: The Guilty by David Baldacci

Review: The Guilty by David Baldacci

Review: The Guilty by David Baldacci The fourth full-length book in David Baldacci’s Will Robie series (begun with 2012’s The Innocent), The Guilty is another tremendous entry in the best-selling thrillermaster’s increasingly impressive resume. Robie, a black ops CIA sniper, accidentally shoots a child while assassinating a corrupt foreign leader overseas. When he freezes on […]