Revenge of the Spellmans (The Spellmans #3)

While on a self-imposed sabbatical from detective work, Izzy Spellman is approached by a man with a simple job offer – he wants to know if his wife is having an affair.  Although Izzy agrees to take the job, it becomes the least of her worries.  As always, there is something fishy going on with…

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

In 1993, Stephen King released Nightmares & Dreamscapes, his third short story collection (fifth if you count his two novella collections “Different Seasons” and “Four Past Midnight”). In all honesty, as a collection, I thought this was pretty bad.  When you look at the quality of Night Shift and Skeleton Crew, it’s hard to believe…

Blacktop Wasteland

You know that old saying, “a leopard cannot change its spots”?  Well, that holds true for Beauregard “Bug” Montage.  In his youth, he worked as a wheelman; the best damn getaway driver you’ve ever seen.  Following the completion of what was believed to be “one last job”, Beauregard set himself up well for the future.…

The Answer Is… Reflections On My Life

The Answer Is… is the memoir from long-time Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek.  Those looking for a standard paint-by-numbers linear memoir may be disappointed, but what you get here is likely a better experience.  I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook, which aside from the introduction, the conclusion and a handful of chapters read…