Category: mystery

Book Review: The Terminal List, by Jack Carr

The Terminal List is a debut military thriller by former Navy SEAL, Jack Carr. And it is an explosive debut at that! With Mitch Rapp flavor, I found this novel impossible to put down. The storyline is straight forward, although there is nothing simple, or simplistic about the plot. When a Team of SEALS are […]

Book Review: SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, by Christopher Valen

I have been a fan of the John Santana crime novels from the beginning, as well as an immediate fan of Christopher Valen. His writing style, characters, and tight-knitted plots made becoming a fan simple, natural. I mean, Valen puts everything a mystery reader wants inside every one of his novels. Intrigue, suspense, a splash […]

Book Review: MEDDLING KIDS, by Edgar Cantero

MEDDLING KIDS is a new novel by Edgar Cantero. This is not your parent’s Scooby-Doo, and yet, this book is perfect for your parents who were fans of Scooby-Doo! Here’s the thing. I had a tough time remembering I wasn’t reading a Scooby-Doo mash-up novel. So even though I was reading names like Peter, Nate, […]

Remembering My First Sale

Although I had my first short story published as a freshman in a high school magazine in 1984, I didn’t take the idea of become a writer too seriously, until I was almost twenty-two years old. When I saw in ad for submissions to a new western magazine in an issue of Writer’s Digest (Crossbow […]

Book Review: BRAVE NEW GIRLS, Tales of Girls & Gadgets

I recently received a copy of the newest sci-fi anthology, BRAVE NEW GIRLS. I have stated a few times that I am not a fan of short stories, and for that matter, anthologies. However, I will admit this was a book of shorts I was looking forward to reading. I just hoped I wouldn’t be […]