The Book of Accidents

Following the death of his estranged father, Nate Graves moves his family, wife Maddie and son Oliver, into his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania.  Maddie believes this to be the right move given that their son – an intense empath – is struggling with urban life.  However, it’s more an “out of the frying pan…

The Nameless Ones

Longtime friends and associates of Charlie Parker, Louis and Angel, travel to Europe following the brutal murder of a friend at the hands of a pair of ruthless Serbian brothers, The Vuksans.  Not content to return home until all those who are responsible for his friend’s murder meet their maker, Louis seemingly has to overturn…

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

After nearly ten years of daily comics, Bill Watterson hung up his pencil in 1995 and capped off his critically acclaimed strip, Calvin & Hobbes.  Ten years later, Watterson worked with Andrews McNeel Publishing to put out a complete box set (three volumes in hardback / four in paperback).  The result is a gorgeous collection…

Midnight Atlanta

In the offices of The Daily Times, Atlanta’s premier black newspaper, Tommy Smith, former police officer turned journalist, is asleep at his desk when a gunshot jerks him awake.  He runs to find the body of the paper’s publisher, Arthur Bishop, dead on the floor.  He makes a call to his old precinct to report…

Dream Girl

After an accident leaves him bedridden, author Gerry Andersen begins receiving letters, phone calls and visits from a woman claiming to be Audrey – the central character from his most successful novel DREAM GIRL.  With a history of mental illness in his family, is Gerry beginning to lose his mind or is someone from his…

Lonesome Dove

I’ve been wanting to read Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove for a while now.  Over the years I’ve read many positive reviews from those I trust on Goodreads, so I had a feeling I wouldn’t be disappointed but with Stephen King’s Dark Tower series being as close as I’ve come to reading a western, I found…

Rabbits

Rabbits follows K., someone who has become obsessed with seeking out and discovering patterns and connections throughout their day-to-day life.  A few years ago, they discovered an almost alternate reality style game played in secret amongst a select few.  Very little information is available about the game, but its roots run deep in both culture…

Five Decembers

A few weeks ago, I received an email from publisher Hard Case Crime offering up e-galleys of a forthcoming novel entitled FIVE DECEMBERS, which is due for release later this year.  In said email Charles Adari, founder and editor at Hard Case Crime, called FIVE DECEMBERS “one of our best books ever” and also provided…