Circle of Darkness, by Phyllis M. Newman [Review]

A haunting story set in the late 1930s, Circle of Darkness weaves together a sinister present and a tortured past with exquisite prose and a complex heroine. The author captures the tone and atmosphere of the remnants of Southern aristocracy, clinging to the trappings of wealth even through the Great Depression. Gathered at a lakeside … More Circle of Darkness, by Phyllis M. Newman [Review]

Perilous Gambit snags top rating from InD’Tale Magazine

In the February issue of InD’Tale Magazine, Perilous Gambit (Audiobook edition) received the publication’s coveted “crowned heart” rating as one of the top books in its genre. The magazine’s review is below and can be found at: https://indtale.com/reviews/audiobooks/perilous-gambit-mike-stoneman-thriller SUSPENSE: The last thing Jason Dickson wants to do right before his big Vegas wedding is solve … More Perilous Gambit snags top rating from InD’Tale Magazine

Dead at Third (A Henry Walsh Mystery), by Gregory Payette [Review]

I picked up Dead At Third during a free offer and enjoyed this first installment in Gregory Payette’s Henry Walsh series. Henry is a former Rhode Island cop who moves to Jacksonville, Florida after an incident. He takes a job as head of security for the fictional Jacksonville Sharks baseball club, a major league franchise. … More Dead at Third (A Henry Walsh Mystery), by Gregory Payette [Review]

The last thing he told me, by Laura Dave [Review]

This bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection is my book club’s January read. Based on the hype and the 60,000 reviews on Amazon, I had high expectations. The book did not live up to them. I’m certainly not the target audience, and I’ll admit that, as a male, I may be missing the emotional connection … More The last thing he told me, by Laura Dave [Review]

The Reeking Hegs, by Pete Peru and Lord Tupelo [Review]

This book is its own genre, to be categorized as gibberish satire fantasy adventure. I happen to be a fan of James Joyce, and have a dog-eared copy of Ulysses on my bookshelf. The Reeking Hegs starts out as a kind of retelling of The Odyssey, written in even more impenetrably language than Joyce, with … More The Reeking Hegs, by Pete Peru and Lord Tupelo [Review]