literary review

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The more things change the more they stay the same. It has now been 10 years since Dan Brown burst onto the scene with The Da Vinci Code, perhaps the biggest fiction hit of the first decade of the 21st Century. Now Brown is set to release another mega-seller with a further Robert Langdon adventure […]

The Poisoners Handbook by Deborah Blum

The Poisoners Handbook by Deborah Blum

In the second decade of the 20th Century, a male nurse strolled into a New York City police station with something to say. Surrendering to police, the man confessed to murdering 8 nursing home patients with chloroform. It was plainly obvious he was guilty, but proving it turned out to be fiendishly difficult. Distressingly, the […]

Most Underrated Authors: #2 Brad Meltzer

Most Underrated Authors: #2 Brad Meltzer

One of the conversations I have most often with fellow readers revolves around the question “read anything good lately?” It’s an odd thing because we all shop at the same stores and see the same displays but we’re all drawn to different authors. The result is a lot of great authors that many of us […]

Most Underrated Authors: # 5 Patrick Lee

Most Underrated Authors: # 5 Patrick Lee

As an avid reader I find one of the most exciting opportunities is finding a previously unread author who’s work you enjoy. I spend a lot of time scouring the fiction section in my favorite bookstores looking for relatively unknown or new authors that I haven’t yet discovered. Many times I pick up someone’s debut […]

The Last Refuge by Ben Coes

The Last Refuge by Ben Coes

The Last Refuge by Ben Coes When we last say Dewey Andreas in Coup d’Etathe had staved off nuclear war between India and Pakistan but had narrowly escaped with his life after being rescued by a group of Israeli commandos led by Kohl Meir. Now, in The Last Refuge, Meir is asking for Dewey’s help. […]

Review of The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Review of The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King Creating a sequel or writing another book for an already completed series can be risky. Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park – great: Michael Crichton’s The Lost World – not so much. So when Stephen King announced an additional story set in his The Dark Tower universe, it was […]

Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

Review of The Guns of the South by Harry Turtle Dove By 1864 the prospects for Confederate victory in the American Civil War are becoming bleak. The Confederacy had been cut in two down the Mississippi River, and pierced in its vitals at Chattanooga. Northern resources are now being wielded successfully by effective commanders such […]

The Games by Ted Kosmatka

The Games by Ted Kosmatka

Review of The Games by Ted Kosmatka In the not too distant future it seems that UFC joins any blood sport Michael Vick once enjoyed as being too violent and uncouth. But the masses still crave combat, and what arises is an internationally sanctioned event wherein genetically engineered creatures vie for supremacy. The one design […]

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods

Unnatural Acts: Stone Barrington is back in Stuart Woods’ new thriller. When we last left Stone he had returned from Washington after aiding the President and First Lady in a twisted murder mystery. In Unnatural Acts, a treasured era has come to an end leaving Stone and Dino unsure where to move next. As the […]

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