Friday, March 25, 2016

Review of "Manhattan Madness"

Matilda (Mat) Carvel left Willis Depot, Arkansas, a virgin at almost eighteen, then got on a bus for New York City to become a portrait artist. Along the way she met Olivia, also headed to the city to live with her sister, Trudy. Olivia invited Mat to live with them until she could get settled, and thus started the Manhattan Madness. Mat painted apartments, sold used furniture in Carl's store, bartended in a gay nightclub and met all kinds of crazy people, and adopted two big dogs, Oscar and Gertrude. She met some guys, David, Trent, Jacob and Brewster, but never got to second base. On her twenty-fourth birthday, she found herself lonely and still a virgin and then a surprise ending. This story has more twists and turns than Lombard Street, and you will love it! 5 Stars

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Review of "The Flight of Snookems"

Snookems, Mr. Howard Simon is dead, courtesy of the 21st floor window of his luxury SoHo loft. Lulu's man couldn't have jumped, he must have been murdered. Raymond Simon is selling drugs out of Myron's (Merrie's fiance) hotel. Hamilton, his sister is running a bordello out of Snookem's spa and blackmailing the customers. Malcolm Simon's construction company is in trouble and he needs money. Elsa, Snookem's ex-wife claims to be an undercover agent and his partner, but she's buying drugs with counterfeit money. And this is only the beginning of a delightfully complicated and funny murder mystery. Find out who done it and why when you read this A. R. Alan sequel to The Mad House on Sutton Place. 5 Stars

Friday, March 11, 2016

Review of "The Mad House on Sutton Place"

Pretty Merrie Dixon is headed for a divorce from cheating husband, Howie. Although she's afraid of the dark, she moves in with LuLu, a black woman who refuses to use lights in her cave-like apartment. The arrangement becomes comfortable and the two ladies decide to go into business together. They enlist Myron, a wealthy attorney living upstairs, to draw up the legal documents. When Merrie finds Bubbles, the building's slut, murdered and shoved into a clothes dryer in the basement, all hell breaks loose. The NYPD investigates and Merrie and LuLu are suspects. What happens next is complicated, hilarious and above all just fun to read. A. R. Alan is an extremely talented and successful author who will tease your funny bone until you can't take it anymore. 5 Stars