The Shadow Man

Philip’s Review July 5, 2019 Ok, I’m not going to write a great detailed review here except to say this was every bit as hilarious as “Be Careful What You Wish For”, if not more so, and had an even better mystery with lots of great superhero action and a …

Be Careful What You Wish For

Philip‘s review  Jan 28, 2019 This book is one of the most hilarious supposedly mystery books I’ve read in a long time. There is enough of a mystery buried in here to allow this book to be nominated for an Arthur Ellis award but I doubt it will even make …

Poughkeepsie Shuffle

by Dietrich Kalteis Published by ECW Press Cover design by David A. Gee Typesetting by Erika Head Author photo by Andrea Kalteis  A crime novel of astonishing detail and scope set in the 1980’s and written by the award winning author of Ride the Lightning and House of Blazes, both …

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

by Alan Bradley Published by Anchor Canada a division of Random House of Canada LimitedCover art by Joe Montgomery “Happiness, thy name is Flavia. Alan Bradley’s devious and charming chemistry prodigy is a heroine for the ages.” – Bill Richardson, Canadian radio broadcaster and author  “The Sweetness at the Bottom …

A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary

by Terry Shames Published by Seventh Street Books Jacket design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht, Prometheus Jacket Imagery: Alamy Stock Photo  “A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary” is a well thought-out and executed mystery involving small town police procedure. The characters are well drawn with well defined personalities. A natural pearl begins …

Hard Aground by Brendan Dubois

Published by Pegasus Books Ltd. Jacket design by Faceout Studio, Charles Brock Jacket Imagery: Hayden Verry / Arcangel “Lewis Cole uncovers closely guarded secrets and makes clever use of some unwitting allies, but he still has to struggle against some surprising twists, as DuBois spins an elaborate web of deceptions …

The Corpse at the Crystal Palace by Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn continues to charm her readers with her depiction of the “Golden Age” of the 1920s, emphasizing the era’s social, artistic, and cultural dynamism as seen through the eyes of her protagonist, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher. Daisy, wife of Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of the Yard, is …

Beyond the Truth by Bruce Robert Coffin

Published by Harper Collins Publishers Cover design by Guido Caroti “A gripping atmospheric thriller that finds the dark side of Portland, Maine. The Detective Byron mystery series is one of the finest to arrive in a long time.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston “A superbly realistic, tense, and exciting novel.” —  …

The Lazarus Testament by Martin Davies

In this intricately woven mystery, Martin Davies has captured the late Victorian to early Edwardian era atmosphere as well as the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle remarkably well. Although written by Davies the story is told by Holmes’ housekeeper’s young apprentice, Flotsam. The first event of significance involves our …

Murder With All The Trimmings (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery) by Shawn Reilly Simmons

Christmas in the Big Apple and Penelope Sutherland is home for the holidays!She’s looking forward to spending quality time with her loved ones. She’s also catering her first documentary, a history of the Vitrine Theater and the Big Apple Dancers, who put on the world-famous Christmas Extravaganza. Her best friend, …