The Locked Attic

People from the city, beware the suburbs! Stephanie, her husband Pete and their fifteen-year-old son, Danny, move into an upscale London suburb. Danny soon makes friends with the kid across the street. But Stephanie finds the parents are just plain odd. What secrets are they hiding in The Locked Attic?Continue Reading

Flight Risk

In Flight Risk, Leda is a part-time psychic/full-time travel agent who finally has a psychic-needing client looking for a missing sister—not another lost cat. Her friend, Detective Grady, has a personal interest in the puzzle of a missing man. The good news is that Grady’s dog is found after beingContinue Reading

The Number Ones

The subtitle for The Number Ones is Twenty Chart-topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music. It sounds like hyperbole—but it’s not. Get ready to give your favorite music streaming service a workout as you revisit old favorite songs and find new ones. The book covers music from 1960Continue Reading

Murder at Black Oaks

Murder at Black Oaks is really two plots locked haphazardly together in one book. First, there is Frank, a former prosecutor who discovers the man he sent to prison for life, Jose, is innocent. Unfortunately, his evidence cannot be used in court, so he uses his considerable wealth to getContinue Reading

Grilled 4 Murder

Grilled 4 Murder is a delightful cozy mystery set at an Arizona retirement community. Phee works full-time at a private investigation firm as an accountant but her zany retired mother, Harriet, keeps volunteering her to investigate local crimes. This time Food Network is hosting a BBQ competition. It’s down toContinue Reading

The Collector

Ten-year-old Lukas is The Collector of images that looked like faces. He is also missing. Detective Erik Schafer is investigating but the clues have led to nothing. Heloise is Schafer’s friend but also an investigative journalist. It’s Copenhagen in February. A young boy wouldn’t last long in the frozen streets.Continue Reading

A Sliver of Darkness

The author of the great horror mystery book, The Chalk Man, writes eleven short stories showing us A Sliver of Darkness. The tales were mostly written during the recent Covid pandemic and so are apocalyptic in nature. However, many also speak to the resilience of mankind. I usually don’t likeContinue Reading

Cast Iron Skillet One-Pan Meals

Cast Iron Skillet One-Pan Meals contains clear and concise instructions for seasoning and using a cast iron pan. I really appreciated that since I received a cast iron pan for Christmas that I have yet to use. The book also contains recipes spanning the globe from Thailand to Africa. TheContinue Reading

Egypt's Golden Couple

The boy King Tutankhamun’s tomb artifacts included a stunning bust of his mother, Nefertiti. While a lot is known about the boy king, not as much is known about his parents. Was his father, Akhenaten, aka King Amenhotep IV, the first Egyptian king to believe in a single god? OrContinue Reading

The Prisoner

The Prisoner is Amelie, who wakes up imprisoned in an unknown location. Are her captors looking for easy money by asking her new husband’s family for ransom in exchange for her release? Or is something even darker happening here? Even with the short plot summary that I provided; you shouldContinue Reading

Sacred Lamb

Sacred Lamb is a place where serial killer survivors are placed by witness protection. If a gang of undead serial killers is looking for a challenge, I’m thinking this town is the perfect location for their next party. I’m not sure if this graphic novel is an homage to myContinue Reading

The Ghost and the Stolen Tears Review and Giveaway

My Review Ominously, Norma, a proponent of #vanlife, arrived in a small Rhode Island town accompanied by a murder of crows. The local school even closed for a “crow day” due to the feathery infestation. The townspeople embraced Norma anyway. However, when priceless jewels are stolen from a guest’s room,Continue Reading

Black Paradox

Four oddballs meet on a website called Black Paradox to plan for their mass suicide. When that doesn’t work out for them, the comedic horror turns into a bat poop crazy science fiction plot. It’s definitely not a boring twist, but not entirely comprehensible either. I think Black Paradox wouldContinue Reading