Tag: murder

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: Without Fear or Favor, by Robert K Tanenbaum

Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of those authors I have always wanted to read, but never got around to reading. My loss. Or it was my loss. I received a copy of his latest novel, Without Fear or  Favor. Turns out it is the 29th in the Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi series. Normally, when I read […]

Book Review: DARKTOWN, by Thomas Mullen

Thomas Mullen DARKTOWN 37 Ink, 2016 371 pages Crime / Police Procedural Picked up a copy of DARKTOWN on a whim. Reviews looked good. Synopsis sounded good. Figured I’d give it a shot. Man. This book was outstanding. I want to put this at the front of the review. Not the end. I don’t want people to […]

Book Review: Term Limits, by Vince Flynn

TERM LIMITS, published in 1999, and Vince Flynn’s first novel, actually fits in third in the Mitch Rapp series, right between KILL SHOT and TRANSFER OF POWER. Which is pretty cool. Additionally, I found TERM LIMITS –for a book published eighteen years ago– very politically relevant. The President of the United States has a budget […]

UPSIDE DOWN: Madness, Murder, and the Perfect Marriage

I generally do not read non-fiction. This book review of Dr. Jerid M. Fisher’s UPSIDE DOWN is rather unique. It isn’t fair to give the review without a touch of background on the situation. The book is about a heinous crime that took place in Rochester, NY in 2009. A friend of mine was the […]