Monthly Archives: October 2014

FICTION: Aberrant by Eric M. Bosarge

October 27, 2014
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I shower in my clothes sometimes. I don’t know why. I just do. My wife, Janet, pounds on the door and yells, “What are you doing in there?” The doorknob rattles. It’s locked so she can’t come in. Water drips down my face, steam creeps up from the tub and I stand there, my...

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Black Horizon By James Grippando – review

October 14, 2014
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Jack Swyteck, the book’s protagonist, is an accomplished defense lawyer, demonstrated in numerous previous novels in the series. However, in this entry his role as an attorney, bringing suit for wrongful death for the young widow of a man apparently killed when an offshore rig exploded, is merely peripheral to a wide-ranging thriller and...

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The Sun is God by Adrian McKinty – review

October 13, 2014
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Having just read the latest in this author’s Detective Sean Duffy novels, and loved it, I was greatly looking forward to his most recent book, and was not in the least disappointed. Although the setting is as different from 1980’s Ireland as possible, this book is equally terrific, with funny and original writing that...

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In the Morning I’ll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty – review

October 13, 2014
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The final book of The Troubles Trilogy brings back Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). As the book opens, in Belfast in the early ‘80’s, there is “a mass breakout of IRA prisoners” from the notorious Maze Prison (a maximum security prison “considered to be one of the...

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The Good Boy by Theresa Schwegel – review

October 12, 2014
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This newest novel from Theresa Schewegel is at its heart a tale about a boy and his dog, either (or both) of which could be the eponymous Good Boy. The boy is 11-year-old Joel Murphy; the dog is his father Pete’s K-9 partner, Butchie (more formally Lieutenant Commander Edward Henry Butch O’Hare, and from...

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FICTION: Quandary at the Topless Carwash by Joshua Dobson

October 9, 2014
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Didi always hated thongs, (so naturally her job required her to wear one.) She’d just as soon go naked. Only minutes into her shift at the topless carwash and already the ribbon of red silk wedged between her butt cheeks was driving her fuckin’ crazy. It felt like it was just gonna keep slipping...

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