Big Red

Big Red is a reimagining of the life story of Rita Hayward through the eyes of a fictional sexually fluid female would-be gossip reporter, and part time spy for Rita’s boss, Rusty. In real life Rita had an interesting life. This book reads like a Hollywood scandal sheet version hypingContinue Reading

Dear Little Corpses

A rent collector is murdered, and children are missing in Dear Little Corpses, the latest Josephine Tey mystery. The heroine of Dear Little Corpses is a fictionalized Josephine Tey. Tey was a writer of laudable British golden age mysteries that fictionalized historical figures. This book attempts to do the sameContinue Reading

What Moves the Dead

What Moves the Dead? I am pretty sure it’s Edgar Allan Poe turning over in his grave after the publication of this anemic adaptation of his short story The Fall of the House of Usher. Location, location, location is the mantra of real estate agents. However, atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere isContinue Reading

Psycho by the Sea

Constable Twitten and charwoman/criminal mastermind Mrs. Groynes are both trying to determine what is causing the multitude of recent murders in their sleepy southern English town in Psycho by the Sea. When Mrs. G was running things, messy murder victims weren’t filling the morgue. But now one of her chiefContinue Reading