MURDER AT CUYAMACA BEACH  – review, reposted

Sue McGinty’s second Bella Kowalski mystery returns readers to California’s Central Coast for another dose of murder and mayhem, where sins of the past don’t stay buried and creatures more deadly than sharks lurk in the water. “Murder in Los Lobos” introduced McGinty’s spunky protagonist, an ex-nun (married to an ex-cop) and obit writer for…

“City of Angels” reviewed

Two collaborations work well in CITY OF ANGELS this first book in “The Trials of Kit Shannon” historic legal series. The first is the author pairing. Tracie Peterson is a well know author of Christian Historic and Contemporary novels (often involving sweet and squeaky-clean romance), as well as a few non-fiction books. Her goal in whatever genre she writes is to…

“A Petal In The Wind” – reviewed

Miko Johnston’s poignant, yet triumphant, coming of age story about a young Jewish girl in 1899 Russia is sure to touch many hearts. The author’s sensitive narrative of the terrible loss and injustice this little girl faces will elicit feelings of tenderness and empathy from readers, while the depictions of her courage and enduring hope…

21 Tales of Mystery and Imagination

INHUMAN CONDITION: Tales of Mystery and Imagination A Twenty-one Gun Salute to the 21 amazing “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” in Kate Thornton’s new collection of fiction, science fiction and fantasy. “Inhuman Condition” will carry you from the nostalgic past, through today’s hard-core crime scene, to the eerie yet somehow plausible worlds of the future.…

Death of A Crabby Cook, Reviewed

For a fast paced, action packed, food and fun filled cozy murder mystery, grab a bite of Penny Pike’s new DEATH OF A CRABBY COOK. It’s a jam-packed buffet of poison puffs, bisques, and brews, red herrings, and kooky characters, with a generous slathering of suspense and sprinkling of sweet romance. The story is set…

“Wonder-Car: the Tale of Revving Rudy” Reviewed

Author and illustrator Jennifer Salmassian, has created a fun and informative little read-to-me or early-reader children’s book about a 1932 Model “B” coupe. It’s a feel good story that personifies one of Henry Ford’s basic early automobiles with the winsome personality of an “average Joe.” Salmassian shows Rudy’s beginning on the assembly line.  She compares…

“Inkslingers Ball” reviewed

INKSLINGERS BALL, Sheila Lowe’s fifth Forensic Handwriting Mystery, grabs your attention from the opening scene. The phone rings at 2:33 a.m., and Joel Jovanic, Lead Homicide Detective with the LAPD, must leave girlfriend Claudia Rose’s warm bed to investigate a chilling crime; the brutal death of a young teenage girl. You can sense his horror…