Book Reviews

In A Cottage In A Wood

When it comes to its first two chapters, Cass Green's "In a Cottage in a Wood" (HarperCollins, 312 pages) takes the cake for grabbing the reader's attention. The opening scene begins with party girl Neve Carey waking in a hotel after a one night stand. Battling a hangover, Neve heads to her ...

If I Die Tonight

Alison Gaylin’s latest book "If I Die Tonight" (William Morrow, 353 pages) grabs the reader with this ominous opening line: "By the time you read this, I'll be dead." The story is every parent's worst nightmare. In the tiny village of Havenkill in the Hudson Valley, a former pop star ...

The Gate Keeper

The mother-and-son team who write under the pen name Charles Todd have their 20th book in their popular Inspector Ian Rutledge series, "The Gate Keeper." (William Morrow, 306 pages) Ian Rutledge, the shell-shocked veteran of the First World War turned Scotland Yard detective, has attended ...

Sunday Silence

Nicci French continues her series featuring psychologist and police consultant Frieda Klein in "Sunday Silence." (William Morrow, 403 pages.) Frieda Klein is convinced that killer Dean Reeve is alive, though the London police believe he had killed himself. But when the body of Bruce ...

Odd Child Out

Gilly Macmillan brings back Detective Inspector Jim Clemo in "Odd Child Out" (William Morrow, 402 pages). Clemo has returned to the police force following a leave of absence after an emotionally devastating investigation. The Bristol police are notified that a woman claims to have ...

Not Safe After Dark And Other Stories

Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Alan Banks mysteries, has penned a collection "Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories." “Not Safe” offers four Inspector Banks stories included with a number of very good short stories without his popular British detective. (William Morrow, 469 ...

The Woman in the Window

A. J. Finn's debut novel, "The Woman in the Window" (William Morrow, 427 pages) has been getting a great deal of attention. What may have been the suspense novel of 2017 has been published in 36 languages and is slated to be in production as a major film. And all of this attention is ...

Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players

Few teams in professional hockey have enjoyed more success than the Detroit Red Wings, one of the National Hockey League’s “Original Six.” In the newly-revised “Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players” edition (Sports Publishing/Skyhorse Publishing), Stan “the Hockey ...

The Demon Crown by James Rollins

James Rollins, a veterinarian turned author, has another chapter in his Sigma Force science-fiction series, "The Demon Crown" (William Morrow, 441 pages). The premise of this thriller is based on the scientific fact that insects will kill one person out of 60 every year. Mosquitos alone ...

The Body In The Casket by Katherine Hall Page

Katherine Hall Page's latest book, "The Body in the Casket," is another serving of her acclaimed mystery series featuring caterer/amateur detective Faith Fairchild. (William Morrow, 238 pages). Max Dane, retired producer/director of a number of Broadway hit musicals, hires Faith Fairchild to ...

‘The Body In The Casket’ by Katherine Hall Page

Katherine Hall Page's latest book, "The Body in the Casket," is another serving of her acclaimed mystery series featuring caterer/amateur detective Faith Fairchild. (William Morrow, 238 pages). Max Dane, retired producer/director of a number of Broadway hit musicals, hires Faith Fairchild to ...

‘The Demon Crown’ by James Rollins

James Rollins, a veterinarian turned author, has another chapter in his Sigma Force science-fiction series, "The Demon Crown" (William Morrow, 441 pages). The premise of this thriller is based on the scientific fact that insects will kill one person out of 60 every year. Mosquitos alone ...

Act of Betrayal

Matthew Dunn continues his series featuring the former CIA/MI6 operative, Will Cochrane, in his latest novel of high stakes espionage, "Act of Betrayal." (William Morrow, 299 pages) Will Cochrane is a wanted man, having been accused of killing several federal agents. But his latest worries ...

The Tiger’s Prey

Wilbur Smith continues his adventure series centering on the Courtney clan in his latest swashbuckler, "The Tiger's Prey" (William Morrow, 426 pages). Tom Courtney, son of the naval hero Sir Hal Courtney, has been banished from England for having killed his brother, Black Billy. Having ...

Killing Season

Prolific author Faye Kellerman has written what may be her most ambitious novel. Her latest work, "Killing Season" (William Morrow, 696 pages) was originally published as a three-part serialized e-book, but is now available in a paperback edition. The story centers on Ben Vicksburg, a ...

Keep Her Safe

Bestselling author Sophie Hannah (who has the honor of having been authorized by the Estate of Agatha Christie to write two Hercule Poirot novels) has written a thoughtful thriller which will keep the read engaged to the very last sentence. Hannah's "Keep Her Safe" (William Morrow, 344 ...

The Names of Dead Girls

Erik Rickstad has published a sequel to his popular crime thriller "The Silent Girls," which introduced the characters Frank Rath and Sonja Test, detectives in the small Vermont town of Canaan. In his latest work, "The Names of Dead Girls," (William Morrow, 434 pages) Frank Rath is called out ...

The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

David Handler's latest mystery features the elegant Stewart (Hoagy) Hoag, a one-time successful novelist, turned ghostwriter and amateur sleuth, who solves crimes with style and panache with the help of his faithful sidekick, his anchovy loving basset hound, Lulu. "The Girl with Kaleidoscope ...

Cat Shining Bright

Shirley Rousseau Murphy's mystery series featuring the brave feline detective, Joe Grey, and his friends continues in "Cat Shining Bright" (William Morrow, 294 pages.) In the beautiful coastal city of Molena Point, California, a select group of human friends of Joe Grey and his beloved Dulcie ...

The Quiet Child

John Burley's "The Quiet Child" (William Morrow, 288 pages) is a gripping, psychological thriller that will hold the reader's attention in this novel about suspicion within a family and among people living in a small town. Michael and Kate McCray live in a quiet hamlet in Northern California ...