Winter Song (Seasons Pass, book #1) by Susan C. Muller

This police procedural is long on discussion about the hero’s dog, long on letting us see the villain’s first person perspective, and long on sentimental details about the hero cop’s mourning over his dead wife. It’s very short on suspense or mystery. The reader knows everything in the first few chapters – the hired killer … More Winter Song (Seasons Pass, book #1) by Susan C. Muller

Dead Land (A V.I.Warshowski novel), by Sara Paretsky

I’m a big fan of Sara Paretsky and a big fan of her heroine, V.I. Warshawski. Dead Land, however, is not the best installment in the series. The author tells us that this is the first book she has written without the support of her now-deceased husband. Perhaps that partially explains why this book was … More Dead Land (A V.I.Warshowski novel), by Sara Paretsky

Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI Series #6), by Carolyn Arnold

This book, and this series, has a lot to offer fans of police/FBI procedurals. I picked up this book during a free download offer and I was happy to discover a new author whose books I can now look forward to reading. There is some backstory from earlier books in the series that is sometimes … More Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI Series #6), by Carolyn Arnold

The Oppenheimer Alternative, by Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction author Robert J. Sawyer treads a different path in his new historical fiction (and SciFi) novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative. (Currently available for pre-order HERE.) The story is a fictionalized, but still very true to history, depiction of one of the main cogs in the Manhattan Project (or the Manhattan Engineering District, the code … More The Oppenheimer Alternative, by Robert J. Sawyer

Living in a Star’s Light: A novel based on the life of Miss Lotta Crabtree, by Steve Lindahl

Author Steve Lindahl says in the afterward of this lovingly written book that he wanted to tell a story true to the life of the key character, actress Lotta Crabtree, while creating fictional characters who orbited around her. His mission was to write a reasonably accurate historical narrative about the era of the story, which … More Living in a Star’s Light: A novel based on the life of Miss Lotta Crabtree, by Steve Lindahl