Books: Tom Hanks a proven storyteller on film, on page with Uncommon Type

In his new collection of short stories, Uncommon Type, actor-now-author Tom Hanks excels in creating a sense of place immediately identifiable to readers – we’ve all been there or all remember similar places in our own past – and in crafting believable, likable characters. … More Books: Tom Hanks a proven storyteller on film, on page with Uncommon Type

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Massacre of Mankind impressive but overly long sequel to H.G. Wells classic

by G. Robert Frazier Before I sat down to read Stephen Baxter’s The Massacre of Mankind (Crown, $27) – the sequel to H.G. Wells’s classic The War of the Worlds – I decided to reacquaint myself with the original. I’m glad I did. Yes, stylistically it is a little stale. There’s hardly any dialogue, but the … More Massacre of Mankind impressive but overly long sequel to H.G. Wells classic

Karen Robards surprises readers with action-thriller for fifty-second book

The Ultimatum is Karen Robards’ first foray into the realm of the action-thriller novel and features her feistiest, and perhaps sexiest, heroine to date, Bianca St. Ives. Part con artist, part savvy businesswoman, Bianca is all-action. … More Karen Robards surprises readers with action-thriller for fifty-second book

Review: McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies is gloriously twisted read

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney is a gloriously twisted novel. Following the lives of four down and out individuals—and the somewhat delusional mother of one of them—the story paints a bleak and dismal portrayal of crime and addiction in Cork, Ireland. … More Review: McInerney’s The Glorious Heresies is gloriously twisted read

Nothing You Can Do but enjoy these tales of murder, mayhem from Ed Kurtz

As author Ed Kurtz so eloquently puts it, “Sometimes people kill for profit, sometimes revenge, and sometimes they do it just for the fun of it.”

In his new anthology NOTHING YOU CAN DO: STORIES (Down & Out Books), he demonstrates the theme with seventeen tales of crime, murder, and vengeance. … More Nothing You Can Do but enjoy these tales of murder, mayhem from Ed Kurtz