Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Stranger on the Train By Abbie Taylor — review

April 27, 2015
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We first meet Emma Turner as she and her 13-month-old son, Ritchie, are returning from a trip across London to the East End. They are waiting for a train on the platform of a nearly-deserted Underground station. In a dizzying sequence of events, Emma suddenly somehow has lost her baby when a stranger, a...

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FICTION: A Special Occasion by Raymond Walker

April 13, 2015
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Dale Smithson clasped his hands under his triple chin and licked his thin lips as he surveyed the food crowding his kitchen table. A bucket of chicken, two soft drinks, two double cheeseburgers, fries and onion rings surrounded a droopy two-tiered cake with off-white icing. It was decorated on the sides with neon-blue flowers...

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Inspector Specter by E. J. Copperman — review

April 11, 2015
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Alison Kerby returns in the newest Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series by E.J. Copperman. Alison, a single mother in her late thirties, runs a guesthouse in her childhood hometown of Harbor Haven, on the Jersey Shore, inhabited by her and her precocious eleven-year-old daughter, as well as Maxie Malone, Alison’s resident Internet expert, and Paul...

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The Setup Man by T. T. Monday — review

April 8, 2015
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The book is equal parts mystery and baseball. There is enough action in both aspects to keep the reader involved and turning pages quickly. Johnny Adcock is a terrific protagonist. He is a no-longer-young baseball player, 35 to be exact, thirteen years in the big leagues, his assigned role, as the title would suggest,...

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Murmurs of Insanity by Gerrie Ferris Finger — review

April 7, 2015
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This is the fourth and newest entry of the Moriah Dru/Richard Lake mystery series. Lake, a detective lieutenant in homicide with the Atlanta Police Department, asks Dru (her preferred form of address) to look into a matter involving his ex-wife’s half-brother, Baxter Carlisle, the dapper, handsome owner of several restaurants in Athens, Georgia. It...

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