The year is 1914, Sherlock Holmes has since passed on and the Victorian Era has closed. Doctor Watson, still alive and kicking, receives an unexpected guest...
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (a book review)
In 1917, eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger stepped out in the early afternoon to pick up her ice skates, which she had taken to a shop to be sharpened. No one saw her again...
Chicago (a book review)
David Mamet returns to old stomping grounds in the prohibition-era crime novel "Chicago." It's everything you would expect from him, so buckle up.
Storm Front (a book review)
The first book in a long series, but the origin stories are always the best. And it takes place in Chicago! What's not to love?
The Gods of Guilt (a book review)
It’s no secret that I think Michael Connelly is a top mystery writer. I read a short interview awhile back (can’t remember when, sorry) where he stated that he mostly makes it up as he goes along. I’m sure he already has an endgame, but it sounds like he’s willing to let the characters lead... Continue Reading →
Moriarty (a book review)
Author Anthony Horowitz makes me upset. Upset that he’s a good writer. Upset for leading me down one path only to blindside me with epic-level plot-twists. Upset for making me think I could figure it all out before he revealed the solution to the central mystery. Did I mention that he’s an Officer of the... Continue Reading →
THE KEEPER (a book review)
Readers of MojoFiction know how I feel about books in a series (see Jack Reacher and the Case of the Plug-and-Play Plot). John Lescroart hits a few of those marks. On the other hand, it's a pretty fun mystery, and isn't that why we read these things? Smoke and Mirrors Hal Chase works as a... Continue Reading →
Suspect (a book review)
"I won’t leave you." Therein lies the emotional thread running through the Robert Crais novel, Suspect, a story about an LAPD officer trying to recover from the traumatic loss of his partner and finding an unexpected source of healing in his new position in the department’s K-9 unit. I recently railed on thrillers that have... Continue Reading →
The Black Dragon (Two short stories)
We here at MojoFiction must occasionally write some fiction. It just makes sense. So we've been doing just that while we took a long summer session of R&R and all of you out there had to work real jobs. Now available in eBook format on Amazon, MojoFiction presents The Black Dragon, a collection of two... Continue Reading →
The Yard (a book review)
First thing's first: this is not a book about gardening. So imagine my disappointment as I stood there with a trowel, plants, some fresh soil and zero sense of direction on what to do with it all. Oh, well. I was only disappointed for a moment because The Yard turned out to be fascinating crime... Continue Reading →