Book Review: Cutting Edge edited by Joyce Carol Oates

Book Review: Cutting Edge edited by Joyce Carol Oates

In 2018 an award called “The Staunch Book Prize” began, and it’s awarded to ” a novel in the thriller genre in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered.” Although there was lots of criticism surrounding it,...
Book Review: Bellini and the Sphinx by Tony Bellotto

Book Review: Bellini and the Sphinx by Tony Bellotto

Are you a fan of ‘noir fiction’ ? Do you even know what ‘noir’ means? There are various definitions for it, but I found this wikipedia listing pretty thorough, and the first sentence does enough for my purposes here: “In its modern form,...
Book Review: City Mouse by Stacey Lender

Book Review: City Mouse by Stacey Lender

There are certain books that are for a particular group of people, and City Mouse by debut novelist Stacey Lender is one of those reads. It focuses on Jessica and Aaron, married with two daughters living in a tiny rented apartment in Brooklyn, desperate to get more...
Book Review: All Waiting is Long by Barbara J. Taylor

Book Review: All Waiting is Long by Barbara J. Taylor

Once again Barbara J. Taylor has NAILED IT with her historical fiction. A few years ago I reviewed her first book Sing in the Morning, Cry At Night, which I really enjoyed reading. She has now released a sequel called All Waiting is Long, which is just as good, if not...

Book Review: Suitcase City by Sterling Watson

Suitcase City: a place where the margaritas are cold, and the danger is hot! Ok that may not have been the best tagline (and to think I used to be a book publicist!) but this gives you a good idea of where this book gets its inspiration. The story takes place in...