Book 2 in the Kea Wright Mysteries, this one works quite well as a standalone. I’m the living proof; I never read the first. It’s called “Cold Flood” and features a volcano erupting under an ice cap together a sneaky killer causing accidents on icy mountain slopes. As Mysteries go, that’s certainly an original idea, and I get the impression the author’s USP is knowledge about intriguing biological, geographical, and other scientific wonders he aptly presents to the readers. For me, that works. Minor gripe…Continue Reading “Fiction Review – The Meerkat Murders by R.J. Corgan”

Start the new year with some great witch cozy mysteries! “In My Attic – A Magical Misfits Cozy Mystery” is just one of a full set of great stories to help you slip into 2021. More great news to come – this year, the sequel to “In My Attic” will come out. Aaand – I’m working on another series. But one witch at a time. Let’s start with those we already have. Just click on the link to get more information https://books.bookfunnel.com/cozynewyear/6e2gcq35w6

B.T Polcari Against my Better Judgment This is a lighthearted young adult mystery starring Sara Donovan, a slightly disorganised—nah, let’s be fair about it: super-dysfunctional college freshman with a mortal fear of germs who encounters a bunch of antiquities smugglers – just in time for finals. Mauzzy to the rescue. Mauzzy is not the local sheriff, just in case you wondered. Nor is he a significant other of any form. That’s the privilege of the nicely-butted neighbour. No, Mauzzy’s a dachshund with extraordinary bladder control….Continue Reading “Review of B.T. Polcari “Against my Better Judgment””

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. What a great story premise. Set in the seedier side of Victorian London, the novel introduces Detective Nathanial Brannick. His wife having died from consumption, he’s given the case of a young Irishwoman who suffered from the same wasting disease that is now ravaging Brannick himself.  To ease the pain, he’s consuming opium – the archetypal flawed detective. There’s more to it. Like a bloody birthmark on his wrist and an eerie…Continue Reading ““Consumed” by Justin Alcala”

Nicole Sallak Anderson’s Song of the King’s Heart, Book One in her “Origin” series. is a highly original novel. Not only does she expertly paint a picture of a long-gone era, she also brings back a period in Egypt’s history that is a lot less well known to readers. The author then layers on another unique experience, ultimately creating a novel abuzz with mysticism fed by sexual energy, a concept I haven’t come across anywhere else. The plot is rife with intrigue, warfare and complex…Continue Reading “Review of Nicole Sallak Anderson’s “Song of a King’s Heart””

I love reading intelligent humour. I love unique voices and, even more so, a pretty damn cool premise. Anybody surprised that I loved reading this novel? Richard has been parked in a nursing home, abandoned like a crusty old tomcat. Nobody expects him to do anything but grumble through his day—and die. Nobody – apart from another inmate, the super-dapper, mega-chipper Stanley Kapcheck. Oh, and he’s British, which makes things even worse. Of course, he’s the one who will shake Richard out of his misery,…Continue Reading “Review of E.A Comiskey’s “Some Monsters Never Die””