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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book Review By Ron Fortier

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES THE RIPPER LEGACY By David Stuart Davies Titan Books 234 pgs As someone who publishes Sherlock Holmes anthologies, we are obviously fans of Conan Doyle’s wonderful characters. We are also naturally curious as to what other publishers have done or are presently doing with

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS By Robert A. Heinlein A Tom Doherty Associate Book 382 pgs I discovered science fiction while a high school. As it was always intended to do, the genre fired my imagination aided me to looking beyond the every day world I inhabited and explore

City of Endless Night Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘City of Endless Night’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT A Pendergast Novel Preston & Child Grand Central Publishing 358 pgs We absolutely love modern pulp thrillers and there is no better series on the market today than Preston and Child’s Special Agent Pendergast books. Pendergast is a wealthy FBI agent who lives in New York

Cave of the Blood Demon Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘Cave of the Blood Deamons’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

CAVE OF THE BLOOD DEMONS A Man of the Mist Adventure By Darryle Purcell Digital Parchment Press 160 pgs This is the second in writer Darryle Purcell’s new pulp series, featuring his Man in the Mist and the second of his books to land on my review stack. The first

CasterQuest Book Club “The Wise Man’s Fear” Ch 100-101: Made in the Shaed

“The Wise Man’s Fear” Book Club episode recapping chapters 100-101, from Patrick Rothfuss’ best-selling fantasy series- The Kingkiller Chronicle. In this episode, Felurian realizes that if she is going to have to let Kvothe return to the mortal world, he is going to need some protection. It’s time for a

Murder In the Ball Park Book Review

‘Murder In the Ball Park’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

MURDER IN THE BALL PARK A Nero Wolfe Mystery By Robert Goldsborough A Mysterious Press Original 224 pgs As we love both baseball and Nero Wolfe mysteries, this new entry by Robert Goldsborough was a much anticipated read. Happily it did not disappoint in any way offering up another intriguing

Kill The Night Book Reivew of Kill The Night

‘Kill The Night’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

KILL THE NIGHT Self-Published By Terry Mark PO Box 272572 Fort Collins, CO 80527 353 pg Writing a first book is always a tricky challenge. All too often most would-be authors spend months, even years, on a project only to end up with pages of uninspired words. It is all

CasterQuest “The Wise Man’s Fear” Ch 99: Faens with Benefits

Ep 120 of CasterQuest “The Wise Man’s Fear” Book Club episode recapping Chapter 99: Magic of a Different Kind In this episode, Felurian schools Kvothe in the mystical arts of foreplay. Kvothe tries to pry information about the Amyr and Chandrian from his fairy girlfriend, but for once she doesn’t seem

“The Last Unicorn” Ch 3-4: Have the Unicorns Stopped Screaming?

  Enjoy the newest episode of our summer mini-book club, wherein Mandy and Erin cover Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn” Chapters 3 & 4. In this episode: we discuss the anatomically correct harpy, political allegory, the dangers of believing a false personal narrative, the epic show-down of two immortal

'The Gangster' Book Review By Ron Fortier

‘The Gangster’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

THE GANGSTER An Isaac Bell Adventure By Justin Scott (& Clive Cussler) Putnam Books 416 pgs Of all the cottage spin-off series to come from Clive Cussler, my favorite remains the Isaac Bell stories, as writer Justin Scott knows his history and can write smooth, fast paced action better than

Book Club “The Last Unicorn” Ch 1-2: Who gave the Unicorn anxiety??

Welcome to the first episode of our Summer mini-book club, recapping Peter S. Beagle’s classic- The Last Unicorn chapters 1-2.Admittedly- this was supposed to be a three episode run. But it’s starting to look like it’s probably going to be more like 6-8 episodes soooo, enjoy.We introduce the story, which

Swift Vengence Book Rview By Ron Fortier

‘Swift Vengeance’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

SWIFT VENGEANCE By T. Jefferson Parker Putnam Books 353 pgs Lindsay Rakes is a former drone operator for the U.S. Air Force. In the end, her work of dropping missiles on enemy targets a world away becomes too much for her own conscience. The post guilt eventually ruins her marriage,

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