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.
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?
At this point, author Alex Grecian has several more "Scotland Yard's Murder Squad" novels out and about. The Black Country is the second one in the series and also the second one I have read after the outstanding The Yard (read the review here). The Black Country differs quite a bit from the first novel. The locale is... Continue Reading →
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 →
Bias alert! I love mystery novels. Now you know. I’ve now read three of these Alex Delaware novels by Jonathan Kellerman. He’s written a lot more than three, so it’s a wonder I’ve only just now made it this far. Here’s what happened: I found the first one I tried on the boring side.... Continue Reading →
It’s been awhile since I read something in the horror genre. In the case of The Haunting on Ruckman Road, I would say it’s more ghost story or psychological thriller than horror novel. That doesn’t stop some bad things from happening. In Hampton, Virginia, Detective Alex Penfield is trying to come back from a gunshot... Continue Reading →
Considering how prolific he is, you would think author Michael Connelly's recurring characters, and especially the stories, would get stale. Okay, he's not James Patterson prolific, but he's also the only one writing his novels (as far as I know). The characters do have some recurring arcs and the occasional dramatic development usually reserved for... Continue Reading →
Not to be confused with the recently reviewed novel of the same name by a different author, Never Go Back, by Marla Bradeen is a murder mystery set in the quiet little town of Las Vegas, Nevada. (It's quiet if you don't go into the casinos or don't stay out after 7pm. Right?) Alison Carter... Continue Reading →