Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review of "Killer Weed"

Mountain woman Queenie Weaver wants to protect her property from some slick land grabbers. Rick Ryder, lawyer and private investigator, with Queenie are out looking over her property when they discover a dead body at the bottom of a waterfall. When a marijuana plot is also discovered on her land, she is arrested for murder and growing weed. Rick is enlisted by Queenie's attorney to investigate. Wilson does a fine job of thickening the plot and bringing it to a conclusion. With the case solved, the final paragraph let's you know Rick Ryder isn't ready for retirement yet. 4 Stars      

Monday, October 27, 2014

Review of "Hairdresser"

This novel plots two story lines. First is the life and times of Shellie Shotwell, a sexy hairdresser in the small town of Ridgemont. Second is the murder of a prominent business man, Garlow Smith, who has no enemies. As the stories intertwine, the reader discovers Graham's wit, imagination, and sense of humor. He embellishes his tale with mystery, suspense, and sexy situations that will make you eager for the next chapter. Graham's style of prose is sure to delight you. 4 Stars      

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Review of "The Pits"

This story begins when an animal loving U. S. Marine adopts an Anatolian Shepherd puppy while at war in Afghanistan. After both recovered from injuries of war, and on leave in the states, they pursue the task to eradicate the area of dog fighting. The FBI and local law enforcement combine forces with the Marine and his dog to take down a notorious crime lord and his dog fighters. While the overall story has merit, some of the scenes described are gruesome, and upsetting. A shout of caution to those with a weak stomach. 3 Stars    

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review of "Apportionment of Blame"

This detective story finds Greg Mason on his first case, trying to discover the truth behind the death of a friend's half-sister. Was the death an accident, a suicide, or was it murder? The stage is set in London, and the surrounding area. Greg and his friend, Joyce, sift through the clues, which lead them into a web of confusion and doubt. Then an old family secret sheds light on a pivotal question about an inheritance. Keith has done an absolutely brilliant job writing a plot so thick, you need a knife to cut through it. Mystery, suspense, and a surprise ending; it's all here, not to mention the Queen's English. Written in a style parallel to Dashiell Hammett, you're going to love this tale. 5 Stars      

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review of "Miller's View"

This novelette is a murder mystery with a twist of fantasy. An anonymous 911 call reports a male body along Route 55 in Hammond, Louisiana; and Detective Miller is called to investigate. During the search for clues at the victim's apartment, Miller finds Daniel Edwards' glasses. These mysterious glasses provide the detective with clues that not only lead him to solve the crime, but also reveal family secrets. M. W. Potts delivers a short, but very enjoyable tale that is easily read in an afternoon. Does she suggest a sequel with her surprise ending? Maybe so. 4 Stars        

Review of "Identity Thief"

I read 204 pages of the 245 page book before I FORCED myself to put it down and eat dinner. Doc Bloch has a very creative and twisted mind, and he used it well when writing Identity Thief. A down and out loser steals Dr Jesse Falcon's identity, and his money. Dr. Jesse makes it his life's mission to find and destroy him. The story line is similar to a dog chasing it's tail so fast that it loses it's balance, and crashes to the floor. In the end there are no innocents, and the dog finally does catch his tail. If you like to read, you'll love this novel. 5 Stars

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review of "Crossing Savage"

When abiogenic scientists start dying in numbers worldwide, the U. S. government agency SGIT, takes notice. The team suspects that professors Savage and Sato may be in danger too, and decides to protect them. As the plot unfolds, Professor Savage's son, Peter, is enlisted to help the operatives. Danger and suspense lurk around every corner, as tensions rise. President Taylor invokes operation Checkmate as a means to the end but wait, there's more. Dave Edlund does a masterful job, equal to that of Stephen King, in this political thriller. You will be on the edge of your seat throughout this book. 5 Stars

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review of "What's in the Rear View Mirror"

When Billy's grandpa dies in a vehicular accident, his grandma is suspicious. Steve was a excellent driver, no accidents, or tickets, ever. She asks Billy to look into what happened, hoping to find out the truth. Billy, the star of the football team, enlists his coach to help. As the plot thickens, murder is uncovered, along with two cold cases from the 1950's. The mystery engulfs the whole town of Rymont as E. G. brings about the conclusion. You won't want to put this one down! 4 Stars  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Review of "An Abduction Revelation"

This is a very stylish novella of a man's abduction by aliens; or was he? The author, Thomas Hay, writes the story as it happened to him; or did it? The premise is that our government has secretly covered up the aliens existence, while they go about abducting and altering human beings. While Mr. Hay claims there are some "true life experiences" in his tale, his fiction displays a very unique sense of humor. Cleverly written, and fun to read, An Abduction Revelation, should be on everyone's reading list. 4 Stars

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review of "Love and Mayhem"

This is a tale of a young woman who must look past lies, and deceit to discover the truth of her mysterious heritage. Fearless to the task, she finds danger only a few steps ahead or behind her throughout this sweet story. While the plot provides more twists and turns than Lombard Street, Hope also does a wonderful job describing the beauty of the island of Jamaica. This is a story for everyone to read and enjoy. 4 Stars

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Review of "Dismembering the Past"

Matti McAllister, private investigator, is hired to find a missing elderly woman in the sleepy little town of Mesquite Cove. During the annual Texas Teacup Sailboat Festival, the Texas Butcher decides to come calling, murdering and dismembering his victims. Matti's investigation of missing Mabel overlaps the FBI's investigation of the murders, then suddenly, the Butcher targets Matti. Helen brings the bone chilling conclusion to point, with a disturbing ending that left me hoping she will write another thriller. 4 Stars  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Review of "The Officer's Code"

This is the tale of a young man desperate not to walk in his father's shadow. The Englander's rebellion finds him in college in Germany, where he meets his best friend, and the girl he wants to marry. In order to win the young woman's hand, Eric dons German citizenship, and buys his way into the German Calvary as a junior officer. Because of his love, and commitments, he suffers through the dregs of war only to find himself at a crossroad. Choose England, and the father that spurned him, or Germany, and his wife, his love. Lyn has written a brilliant story, in a style uniquely her own. 5 Stars