Tropical Deception (A Pancho McMartin Legal Thriller), by David Myles Robinson [Review]

David Myles Robinson is a wonderful writer who is able to create intricate stories while remaining accurate in his depictions of legal process and courtroom scenes. This is a rare talent that he puts again on display in his latest Pancho McMartin yarn, Tropical Deception. This is my second dive into this series and I … More Tropical Deception (A Pancho McMartin Legal Thriller), by David Myles Robinson [Review]

Dared to Run (A Kate Anderson Mystery), by J. J. Clarke [Review]

Dared to Run is a book with some very good writing,  a compelling story, and interesting characters. Everything you need for an enjoyable read. This is the first book in the Kate Anderson series. Book two is already available and readers who want to know what happens next (and there are a bunch of continuing … More Dared to Run (A Kate Anderson Mystery), by J. J. Clarke [Review]

Dear Neighbour, by Anna Willett [Review]

Anna Willett is a master at creating tension and suspense. Her stories are always pulse-pounding and Dear Neighbour is a wonderful example. It’s a tight yarn with a thrilling ending that grips you and touches your heartstrings while it tingles your spine. Like any great horror/suspense book (or film), you end up yelling at Amy … More Dear Neighbour, by Anna Willett [Review]

No Romance Allowed, by Kana Wu [Review]

            No Romance Allowed is subtitled “a sweet and light-hearted romantic series.” I was not even aware that “clean & wholesome romance” was a category for amazon. This certainly isn’t my usual genre, but the book was recommended to me and this is my honest review. But, I’ll try to approach it from the perspective … More No Romance Allowed, by Kana Wu [Review]

The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware [Review]

Ruth Ware’s wildly popular novel is an exercise in internal anxiety reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe – just much longer. The first-person narrator, Laura (“Lo”) Blacklock, is a journalist for a British travel magazine. She scores a plush assignment of sailing on the maiden voyage of a small luxury cruise ship/yacht owned by a rich … More The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware [Review]

The Human Cure, by Tracy Auerbach [Review]

This is the most unique vampire story I’ve ever read or seen on the screen. Without spoiling anything, the principle vampire characters, Chase and Hunter Bardock, are part of a vampire family living in an underground compound in Queens. Both have traits that make them unusual among their kind, and that bring them closer to … More The Human Cure, by Tracy Auerbach [Review]

The Cerberus Affair, by Charlotte Valentine [review]

The baseline plot of The Cerberus Affair is immediately attention-getting and quickly draws the reader into the mystery. Catherine, a beautiful but sexless single mother of an adopted son, is a former journalist. At the same time her son is getting ready to go off to university, Catherine’s world is rocked by the news of … More The Cerberus Affair, by Charlotte Valentine [review]

The Parasite from Proto Space (and other stories), by Brett Petersen [Review]

This book of short stories is like the fever dream of a drug-addicted surrealist artist. The Parasite story (the first) has some elements of sci-fi, but lacks characters, a coherent story, an obstacle to be overcome or a goal to be achieved, and fails to even try to explain how an insect-like parasitic organism is … More The Parasite from Proto Space (and other stories), by Brett Petersen [Review]