Hell House

An old man is dying and wishes to know if there is an afterlife.  As his final act, he hires three people to spend a week in Hell House, a haunted house in rural Maine, to ultimately verify the existence of a world beyond ours.  Two mediums, Florence Tanner and Benjamin Fischer, accompany physicist Lionel…

Carrie

Everybody hates Carrie. Poor Carrie White.  She gets it from everyone and she can’t even find solace at home.  Her Mother is a straight-up monster.  What happens when you push someone to their brink?  What happens when they have telekinetic powers? A few years ago, I stepped into a used bookstore and I picked up…

Charlesgate Confidential

Opening to glitz and glamour in the early 20th century, the Charlesgate Hotel was a crown jewel in the city of Boston.  By 1946 however, it was home to some less than savory characters.  When a card game featuring some of Boston’s most notorious criminals gets upended and looted, those responsible find themselves in the…

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…