Rookie cop has to turn to disgraced ex-cop to help solve serial killer slayings. The writing is a bit rough round the edges, the violence is close to over the top, and some of the characterization is weak. But, the … Continue reading →
Here are the fiction books I read in August. This time, I’m being lazy and doing single sentence reviews. Hamburg in 1948 is the setting for a crime novel featuring German survivors of the war (including regular police) dealing with … Continue reading →
Here are the fiction books I read in July. Mix of fantasy stories. KJ Parker’s stood out, but the overall quality wasn’t bad. On the other hand, none of the stories were so good that I felt the need to … Continue reading →
I had previously read Dark Winter and Original Skin, the first two novels in David Mark’s excellent series about Detective Aector McAvoy. Recently – partly inspired by Lori – I went on a binge read to bring me up to … Continue reading →
ConsimWorld Expo, incorporating MonsterCon, is a wargames convention that takes place in Tempe Arizona. Run by John Kranz, and his team of helpers, I have been fortunate to attend a couple of times, and have always had good experiences. This … Continue reading →
Here are a trio of books from the same author, recently discovered by me, proving that it is possible to write a 21st century spy novel without whizz bang technology, pyrotechnics, and evil overlords plotting to rule the world.
It’s been busy here, and that’s in the top ten of my understatements of the year. Lots going on. Most of it good. I am so far behind, that I am sure my book notes are missing some entries. But, … Continue reading →
So, here are books seven to thirteen to in the Spenser series by Robert B Parker which I recently finished reading. For reviews of the first six, see: The Godwulf Manuscript God Save the Child Mortal Stakes Promised Land The … Continue reading →