The Dirty South

It’s 1997. Former NYPD detective Charlie Parker is sitting in an Arkansas jail in The Dirty South. Charlie is heartbroken over the recent murder of his wife and child while searching for their killer. In the Arkansas town of Cargill, someone is killing and mutilating young African-American girls. Charlie hasContinue Reading

Love Her Madly

Love Her Madly is (a) a famous Doors’ song, (b) the title of a new book about The Doors’ front man Jim Morrison, (c) the feeling of the book’s author towards Jim’s girlfriend Mary, or (d) all of the above. The answer is, of course, d. While Wikipedia may notContinue Reading

Tell Me My Name

Ellie and Neil are finally getting some alone time after dropping their two children off at summer camp. Ellie chases their dog into the neighbor’s yard and accidentally invites the neighbor, Jake, for dinner. Two days later, Jake has kidnapped them both. Jake has three rules for Ellie…but only theContinue Reading

The Witch and the Beast 1

It’s Halloween and I’m ready for something scary! The Witch and the Beast 1 does have a witch, more than 1 beast, & a weirdo who carries a coffin on his back like a backpack. However, it unfortunately failed horribly with the scary heebie jeebies. The first witch we meet,Continue Reading

Ghost Towns of Route 66

From Illinois to California, the Ghost Towns of Route 66 span the entire left half of the United States. With plenty of pictures, this book emphasizes the chutzpah of the past facing the modernization of the future. Realistically, how would the country move all the trucks of food and otherContinue Reading

Enchanted New York

There are scores of books about New York City. But Enchanted New York takes us on a deeper journey into its magical past of Freemasons, occultists and seers. Beginning with Washington’s inauguration, the book charts a real journey down Broadway and forward in time. Even though travel is discouraged rightContinue Reading

Candy Cane Crime

I love the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series and Candy Cane Crime is no exception. Bailey is in NYC working on her cable show. So Charlotte is the narrator of this cute love story. When Charlotte volunteers to collect and decorate Christmas notes with candy canes, she never expects toContinue Reading

Cold as Ice

FBI Agent Lucy’s husband is arrested for murder in Cold as Ice, the seventeenth book in the series. Lucy begins to think it’s personal when others close to her life start coming up missing or arrested on unlikely charges. Her initial thought is that it is the sociopath, Elise, whoContinue Reading

What Cats Want

The universal question is not what is the meaning of life. No, for many pet owners the question is about What Cats Want. This book goes into detail about what common cat behaviors mean. In addition, there are sections on how cat biology is different than humans—both for better andContinue Reading

Plutocracy

The year is 2051. Not that far from now. The excessive merging of companies since the 20th century have resulted in a single company employing all the workers in the world. It didn’t take long for The Company, as it calls itself, to take over world government too. It wasContinue Reading