A Book of Bones

Following the events of the previous novel, The Woman in the Woods, Detective Charlie Parker alongside his friends Louis and Angel travel to Europe to track down a pair of killers and stop them before they can complete and use a book that could bring about the end of the world as we know it…

Lady in the Lake

Married for nearly twenty years, Maddie Schwartz up and leaves her husband Milton to pursue a different path in life.  No longer content with being a housewife, Maddie’s ambitions lead her to work for The Star, an afternoon newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland.  It isn’t long before she finds herself working as a reporter tackling the…

Down The River Unto The Sea

Accused of rape a decade ago that led to several months in prison and his subsequent dismissal from the NYPD, former cop turned P.I Joe King Oliver receives a letter in the mail from his accuser stating she was paid to set up the frame by another detective.  Joe decides to follow up and meet…

At Home in the Dark

At Home in the Dark is a collection of short stories from various authors edited by Lawrence Block. I received a free copy from the editor in exchange for an honest review. When asked about what is the common denominator that links these stories, editor Lawrence Block said – “…two come to mind. They’re all…

First Blood

On a warm fall day in the small Kentucky town of Madison, Rambo (unlike the movie, there is no first name given here) arrives carrying a sleeping bag and a few meager possessions.  Given his unkempt state (long hair, unshaven), he’s fingered for vagrancy and quickly picked up by Wilfred Teasle, the local sheriff, driven…

Coronado: Stories

Coronado is a collection of six short stories by author Dennis Lehane. Running out of Dog – A well-written tale about small town secrecy.  Running out of Dog is fueled by pent-up male-aggression threatening to burst inside those who seem to lack a true purpose in life.  Blue, the best friend of protagonist Elgin, is…

Curse of the Spellmans (The Spellman Files #2)

When the Spellman family gets a new neighbor, Isabel Spellman cannot shake the feeling that something is off about him.  Maybe it’s his all too common name of John Brown?  Is it his office door that he constantly keeps locked?  Or maybe it’s the fact that privacy and trust is something that is rarely present…