Imagine that the January sixth incident was run by a former Army General with a force of thousands using a military command structure. Would the U.S. government have fallen? That is essentially the plot of Leave No Trace. Someone is targeting national parks. Michael, who has a prosthetic foot from
Under the Storm is a rural Swedish police procedural. A woman is killed and her house burned to the ground. A bloody man is found wandering in a nearby forest. The man is arrested for the woman’s death. But a local policeman doubts his guilt. As the years pass, the
I call foul, and not in the cute parakeet or tasty fried chicken kind of way, on Crime and Cherry Pits! The characters are engaging and the romantic triangle is cute in this new cozy farming mystery. But the mystery! There is an underlying truth to all mysteries. They should
Hound GN is a classically illustrated graphic novel about war and what it does to its combatants. Private Barrow is a tosher, who hunts for sellable goods within the London sewers. He is the newest recruit in The Hounds, a special unit in the British army during World War I.
The Guest is the latest novel by the author of Behind Closed Doors and a slew of other domestic suspense stories. This one is about a married couple, Iris and Gabriel, who have two challenges in their life. The husband recently found a boy dying after an accident whose last
How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi Is a compilation of various nerd night presentations given around the world by nerds to nerds. Want to read about interesting sea creatures? Sex? Health? Death? Tech? Math? They are all here…plus much much more. Each chapter is a short 5-10 minute read.
I so want to find The Book of Doors. For you see, the book allows you to open a door and travel anywhere you can imagine. No more crowded coach airplane seats for me! When Cassie is given the book posthumously by a customer in the bookshop where she works,
In The Lantern’s Dance, Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes are back to unravel another mystery. This time it involves Sherlock’s son and their genealogy, which makes fascinating reading. Mary and Sherlock visit his recently discovered adult son, Damien. It seems Damien and his family have been scared off
Are you ready to make a big change in your life starting today? To reach your full potential? To be happier? Then slow your roll…Your Big Leap Year is intended to be used over the course of a full year. Some people are not ready to implement such a major
The Tainted Cup combines a beautifully designed fantasy world (from the creator of the Foundryside series) and the sensibilities of a classic mystery duo like Holmes and Watson or Poirot and Captain Hastings. Luckily, fans of either genre will enjoy the book as the two genres are seamlessly entwined. “A
Get your hankies ready! The Women is a near constant tearjerker. Nothing goes right for Frankie. Frankie decides to finish her nursing degree to join her brother in Vietnam. It’s 1965 and war is still considered a patriotic duty. The day she joins up, her family receives notification that Frankie’s
Another year, another great buddy police/psychologist procedural for Milo and Alex. I look forward to reading this series and The Ghost Orchid is another great entry. Two naked bodies are found murdered in a middle-class backyard in the LA adjacent and mega-wealthy Bel Air enclave. Which one was the intended
Becchina, a small Italian town, is dying. Its youth move to the cities as fast as they can. Its elders are dying of old age. To counter this trend, the town’s mayor is selling abandoned villas for only a single euro. It is a deal that Kate cannot pass up.
Do you try to help everyone around you leaving little time for your own needs and wants? Have you ever just had enough? If so, you will love Clover Hendry’s Day Off, a humorous look at one middle aged woman’s first day of putting herself first. Clover is a British
Womb City is set in a future African city. Women are treated atrociously. Really badly. The book includes the following trigger warning on its copyright page: “Content notice: Womb City contains depictions of blood, body horror, car accident, child death, death, death of a parent, domestic abuse, drug use, emotional
An unnamed female ghostwriter is tapped to write a failed third-party Presidential candidate’s memoir. The candidate is a witty elder stateswoman who is soon investigating a murder with the ghostwriter’s help in this homage to golden age mysteries, The Busy Body. I love golden age mysteries. I still hope that