I don’t usually post movie reviews, but in this case I feel I owe it to my poker playing readers. “A total mess that will make any poker player cringe.” Just watched The Card Counter with my wife. She was the one who wanted to watch. It was terrible. Really, completely awful — and not … More Movie Review – The Card Counter
A sci-fi fantasy adventure needs action, a cause to believe in, and a hero who conquers the odds with his bravery, ingenuity, and the help of his friends. This novel provides all that in a well-written adventure with plenty to recommend it. John B. Rosenman has created a dystopian future in his novel, Dreamfarer, a … More Dreamfarer, by John B. Rosenman [Review]
“Many aspects of the overly complicated plot are not explained well.” V.I. Warshawski fans will get mostly what they expect from Sara Paretsky’s newest installment in the long-running series, Overboard. I’m a huge fan of Ms. Paretsky’s writing and V.I. as a character. The story is the usual high-energy, high-peril adventure through the back-streets of … More Overboard, by Sara Paretsky [Review]
Players is a satisfying police procedural with rich characters and a fine, twisty plot. Players is the seventh book in author Mike Markel’s series featuring two police detectives in the fictional town of Rawlings, Montana. This is my first dive into the series, which I picked up because of the subject matter – a murder … More Players, by Mike Markel [Review]
Where Frankenstein meets Christine, The Killer Car in a disturbing gothic romance. In this original but disturbing gothic romance, Frankenstein meets Christine, The Killer Car and a young woman must choose between her father, her virtue, and the man she loves, but cannot touch. It’s not for everyone, but if your taste runs toward steamy … More Let Me Die, by Virginia Babcock [Review]
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A masterful expansion of the Oort Federation saga. To the Stars is the second installment in the Oort Federation series, and the sequel to The Icicle, which I read earlier this year. Like many Sci-Fi series, it is essential that you read book #1 before reading book #2. The characters, the villains, the construction of … More The Oort Federation: To the Stars: The Second Oort Chronicle, by Robert Williscroft [Review]
My readers have kicked around the question: “Who should portray Mike Stoneman in the Netflix series?” The consensus answer is John C. Riley. He’s the right age, has the acting chops, and has the correct “everyman” appearance to be the somewhat shlumpy detective who doesn’t dress to impress, but who wins the heart of the … More #JohnCRileyisMikeStoneman — for real!
“Witty, funny, and extremely original. This book will take you on a crazy ride filled with adventure, sex, tequila, and intrigue. The author has a deliciously cynical sense of humor that permeates this unique novel. Strap in and enjoy! Your mileage may vary.” This irreverently funny and off-beat novel includes many elements you seldom see … More Rex, the Kid, the Whore, the Witch, and the Scientist, by David Myles Robinson [Review]