Review, Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis My rating: 3 of 5 stars An unusual time-travel cum historical fiction book populated with annoying characters among both the long ago ones and the latter day folks. A multi award-winning book that slowly comes to a climax in the last quarter of the text. I must offer kudos […]

Review of The Chill, by Scott Carson

The Chill by Scott Carson My rating: 4 of 5 stars As the blurb in Goodreads says, “a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate.” The greater good being New […]

The Missing Piece, Review of a John Lescroart book

The Missing Piece by John Lescroart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Got in late to Lescroart with #19 in the Dismas Hardy series. Simon & Schuster has eBook sales that got me a discount. May have to go back and check some earlier in the group. Lots of twists and turns in this story […]

Two New Book Reviews

A busy month–reading rather than writing. A collection of speculative fiction from DL Finn and book one in a trilogy from best selling author Mae Clair. Let’s start with Finn, the first one I finished: In the Tree’s Shadow: A collection of stories that exist in your dreams… and nightmares. by D.L. Finn My rating: […]

Review, The Rock of Magus: Code Red at the Vatican

The Rock of Magus by Toni Pike My rating: 5 of 5 stars Former Anglican Rector Jotham Fletcher continues on his quest to deal with the deadly pursuits of the Brotherhood of suspected members of the Simonian Sect. After saving a televangelist whose behavior may have led the Brotherhood to suspect him, Fletcher heads to […]

Review of Allies and Spies by D. Wallace Peach

Allies and Spies by D. Wallace Peach My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well worth reading, but one must keep at it–else one must go back a few pages the next time one restarts. Looking forward to the next book. The second book in the series focuses more intently on three main characters: Alue–nominally an […]

Review of Wreck of the Lanternfish

Belatedly, I finally finished the third book in C.S. Boyack’s Lanternfish trilogy last month, THREE YEARS after reading the first two books in this wonderful series. Wreck of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s been so long since reading the second book, that it took a great effort to […]

My Review of Wings of Mayhem

Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first book by Sue Coletta that I’ve read. Used to see a lot of her on Google + (I miss that app). If you liked the Criminal Minds TV show, you’ll like this novel. Well, to be fair, it’s not simply about […]

Third Review of Jumped by a Deadly Cholla

I am gratified to share a new review on Amazon, 4.0 out of 5 stars, posted by published author Pete Springer. Here’s what Pete had to say:  Speculative fiction is not a genre I typically read, but I decided to give this book of short stories a go. Undoubtedly, author John Maberry enjoys taking elements of […]

A New Review of The Fountain

The Fountain: and six more fantasy and sci-fi stories came out in 2017. We recently did a discount for a week. This result came of it–a review by a fellow writer friend. D. W. Peach 4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of variety, one incomplete tale Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 14, 2023 […]