Devlin Haskell is a classic hard-boiled private detective, in a modern setting, with a heavy dose of humor. Author Make Faricy has created a character who harkens back to Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, with a quick wit, a perpetually unrequited love life, and a penchant for getting into trouble. When a bombshell blonde named … More Russian Roulette (Dev Haskell #1), by Mike Faricy [Review]
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When a marine with mangled fingers has a chance to return to the scene of his injuries and take revenge on the enemy that maimed him – and at the same time can take revenge for the killing of the woman he loved – the story is bound to be compelling. Add in a new … More A Warrior Still, by M.C. Thomas [review]
I’m aware that Fatal Infraction, book #4 in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series, touches on some powerful themes. Quarterback Jimmy Rydell, whose murder is what Mike and Jason Dickson are investigating, was a controversial figure because he took a knee during the national anthem as a protest for social justice and against police brutality. That … More Fatal Infraction is a more powerful than I thought.
A memoir is difficult when the subject is an unexceptional person whose life had few interesting aspects. This would have been a fine short story. “Mommy, am I a real Korean?” her daughter asks her at age five. She thought about it. She had been adopted by a white family after her Korean parents gave … More All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir, by Nicole Chung [Review]
I read this book as part of a reading group and I’ll say up front that this is not my usual genre. There are eight stories in the volume. Six involve a female protagonist who seeks and finds love. One is a cautionary tale from the perspective of an 18-year-old girl about the perils of … More Lightning in the Snow, short stories by Virginia Babcock [Review]