Everyday Hockey Heroes Volume 2

Veteran hockey journalists and broadcasters Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang return with their second volume of Everyday Hockey Heroes. I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In the same style of the first volume, McKenzie and Lang bring you more stories of men and women who contribute to…

My Life as a Villainess

My Life as a Villainess is a collection of essays written by crime novelist, Laura Lippman. Over the past number of years, I’ve grown to enjoy essay collections.  I admire people who can let others into their personal lives.  It takes a great deal of courage to be so open about yourself, especially when you’ve…

The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2)

After the events of In The Woods, former undercover officer Cassie Maddox is finally getting back to some sense of normality following her transfer to the domestic violence department.   All that changes when the body of a woman turns up in an Irish countryside.  Cassie’s former boss, Frank MacKey, calls Cassie in to have…

Spider-Man: Life Story

Spider-Man: Life Story is an attempt on the part of Chip Zdarsky to present a true beginning-to-end story of the web-slinger as the character ages in real time from the 1960s onward. I thought this was a great idea.  Comic book characters are essentially immortal (unless you’re killing them off to sell books) and timeless,…

Cascade

Cascade is a collection of six short stories from author Craig Davidson. Craig Davidson’s 2014 novel, Cataract City, is not only my favorite novel of his, but one of my favorites in general.  When I saw that Craig was going to release a short story collection set in the world of Cataract City (Niagara Falls,…

The Chain

You get a phone call that your child has been kidnapped. In order to get your child back, you must pay a ransom and kidnap a child yourself. The parents of the child in your possession must also pay a ransom and kidnap another child. Once that is done, both you and your child will…