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  • Logo of the Arthur Ellis Awards, Crime Writers of Canada
    The 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Crime Writing
    The prestigiousCrime Writers of Canada, Arthur Ellis Awards are presented in 8 categories for excellence in works in the crime/mystery/thrillergenre published for the first time in the previous year by permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian...
  • 'ClownFellas' by Carlton Mellick III
    'ClownFellas' by Carlton Mellick III
    Carlton Mellick III is probably best known for his bizarro fiction. His fiction blends bizarre scenarios mixed with horror, action, and even more bizarre actions to create fiction that toes the line between the absurd and the dark places of the...
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Book Review: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
    At the start of the New Year, I had quite a difficult time trying to decide what book to read. I had recovered from my previous book’s “hangover” (my fellow readers will know what I mean) and I was ready to start the year anew...
  • Book cover for Knitting by Anne Bartlett
    Book Review of Knitting by Anne Barlett
    This is a review for Knitting by Anne Bartlett. When I first began this novel I was really excited about it. The premise and plot seemed really interesting. I am currently learning how to knit, but I have been crocheting for about five years, so a...
  • Can Jeff Hinkley stop a blackmailer targeting the BHA
    Felix Francis's 'Damage' still delivers the goods
    Dick and Felix Francis's horse racing mysteries are still a good read. The authors combine a knowledge of everything horse racing with, an amateur investigator, a jockey, ex-jockey or owner, among others, who somehow stumbles into a plot...
  • Cover of "The Case of the Dotty Dowager" by Cathy Ace
    Read "The Case of the Dotty Dowager" by Cathy Ace
    This is the first book in the WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery Series by Cathy Ace. I love Cathy’s Cait Morgan Mystery Series and was anxious to read this new one. I have listed Cathy as one of the authors who deserve a greater readership. One...
  • Book Review: "A Pledge of Better Times" by Margaret Porter
    Book Review: "A Pledge of Better Times" by Margaret Porter
    He was the bastard son of the King of England and an actress. She was the daughter of a loyal courtier. They walked the halls of Whitehall, Hampton Court, and witnessed many monarchs on the throne. They were destined for one another. Would their...
  • 'Scarecrows' by Christine Hayton
    'Scarecrows' by Christine Hayton
    Samhain Publishing is releasing another series of themed novellas, “Childhood Fears,” and the covers to these short books are very wicked looking. I was happy to dive into the series with “Scarecrows” by Christine Hayton...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie: Darker and Freed sequel release dates here! 2017 time set
    'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie: When is Darker sequel coming? 2017 release date
    Valentine’s Day this year marked the long-awaited release of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, and following that tradition, Universal executives confirmed today the release dates for “Fifty Shades Darker” and the...
  • Best mystery books for book clubs 2015
    Best mystery books for book clubs 2015
    For the last three years I’ve published a list of my recommendations of the best books for book clubs. These have become my most popular articles. In considering what was important for a book club, I realized you need more than just an...
  • Cover of "Running from the Past" by Alan Orloff
    Read the thriller "Running from the Past" by Alan Orloff
    “Running from the Past” by Alan Orloff was a Kindle Scout Winner selected for publication on November 26, 2014. He was nominated for the2010 Agatha Award under the category of Best First Novel forhis book “Diamonds for the Dead...
  • Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl #4
    "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4" tops comics this week with a nutty space buffet
    How can anyone go wrong with a cover which pays homage to the madcap sprite animated "Marvel Versus" fighting games of the 1990's? In the case of this fourth issue of "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl", it proves impossible. Ryan...
  • Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff
    'Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk' by Liesl Shurtliff
    "JACK: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk" by Liesl Shurtliff is every bit as brilliant and well written as her first book in the series, "RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin."It's about Jack, of course, who has...
  • Rough Guide to Wales
    Rough Guide to Wales
    Recently went on a trip to Wales. Brought along this book and found it to be invaluable. For the first time experience an honest evaluation of places to visit. Terms "nothing of interest or importance here" or "a hidden gem that is...
  • Celebrating Shakespeare with books
    Celebrating Shakespeare with books
    April 23 is St. George's Day and William Shakespeare’s birthday. The Bard turns 451 years old today. Some have gone so far as to declare today “Talk Like Shakespeare Day,” so, “speak the speech I pray you as I...
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