Review: The Talented Ribkins a bizarre story about an unusually gifted family

Seventy-two-year-old Johnny Ribkins has a unique gift: He can create maps to places he’s never been and remember his way to other locations by simply referring to the “map” in his mind. If the premise sounds a bit unusual, wait until you meet the rest of the family. First-time novelist Ladee Hubbard has created a collection of misfits like no other in The Talented Ribkins. … More Review: The Talented Ribkins a bizarre story about an unusually gifted family

Review: BBA America comedian Graham Norton’s Holding a ‘cozy’ mystery

At first blush, a debut novel by comedian and BBC late-night host Graham Norton sounds like it would be rife with wry humor and witty antics in the vein of his TV show. But aside from a somewhat quirky lead character, this novel is surprisingly down to earth. … More Review: BBA America comedian Graham Norton’s Holding a ‘cozy’ mystery

Review: Diane Capri’s new hero on the hunt in action-packed Blood Trails

Diane Capri may be best known for her spinoff thriller series based on another best-selling writer’s character (you’ve heard of Jack Reacher, right?), but she also authors several series featuring her own excellent cast of characters. The latest, and perhaps best of the bunch, is Michael Flint, who holds the unlikely occupation of heir hunter in Capri’s new book, Blood Trails. … More Review: Diane Capri’s new hero on the hunt in action-packed Blood Trails

Review: Here and Gone thrills from start to finish

by G. Robert Frazier Imagine escaping from an abusive relationship with your children cross-country only to see them taken from you by someone else. That’s the nerve-racking nightmare confronting Audra Kinney, the lead character in Haylen Beck’s new novel, Here and Gone. Making matters worse, the people who have taken her daughter include a local … More Review: Here and Gone thrills from start to finish

Sibling rivalry explodes into violence in The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo

by G. Robert Frazier A long-simmering feud between brothers boils over with the death of one brother at the other’s hand, prompting the wife of the deceased to hunt his killer and seek revenge. If it sounds like the plot of an Old West showdown, you wouldn’t be far off—except this adventure takes place in … More Sibling rivalry explodes into violence in The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo

Things get personal for Susie Steiner’s protagonist in Persons Unknown

By G. Robert Frazier Even as the excitement over Susie Steiner’s first crime novel, Missing, Presumed, is reaching new peaks, the author’s second book in the series featuring Detective Manon Bradshaw, PERSONS UNKNOWN, hits stores this month.  Missing, Presumed was recently shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, one of the UK’s most prestigious awards … More Things get personal for Susie Steiner’s protagonist in Persons Unknown