Crack

It was the eighties and everything was about making money. Reaganomics gave the promise that everyone could be rich with some smarts and initiative. So what were poor African-Americans using as their method to achieve this American Dream? Crack. With a 40% unemployment rate for African-American teenagers in 1984, thereContinue Reading

Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols

The game is afoot in the excellent Sherlock Holmes tale of spies and revolution, the Adventures of the Peculiar Protocols. Sherlock Holmes’ brother Mycroft enlists Holmes’ help with a mysterious French manuscript. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is ostensibly a book recording a conference of Jews describingContinue Reading

Best of Cryptograms

Scientific studies have shown that exercising your mind will keep you mentally young. The Best of Cryptograms is conveniently large-print for those of us getting older, which is all of us if you think about it. The large-print is also double spaced giving you plenty of room to write twoContinue Reading

Revenge

Detective Inspector Jemina Huxley is having problems with fertility and possibly her marriage while also investigating a body dump site in Revenge. Called to investigate a body buried on a rural farming estate, Jemina has many personal issues to overcome. She can’t get pregnant. Her partner is a disheveled newContinue Reading

Haunted House Ghost

Haunted House Ghost: Death At The Fall Festival (Braxton Campus Mysteries) by James J. Cudney My Review It’s Halloween and Professor Kellan is renovating his newly purchased rundown mansion in the Haunted House Ghost. A current mystery and a historic one compete for Kellan and his potential girlfriend, Sheriff April’sContinue Reading

Commute

“There was no greater violence than affection.” If you like that quote, I believe you will enjoy Commute, a graphic novel for the #metoo movement. Unfortunately, I just thought the book was sad. Erin had some difficulties early in life. To “overcome them”, she drinks. Heavily. Every night. Before findingContinue Reading