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Review: A Pyre of Roses by Roland P. Joseph

A Pyre of Roses

★★★★ Michael Attzs is a man with no past. He has but a flash of memory of a man leaving him in an orphanage in a Trinidadian village under the iron rule of Catholicism and colonialism, but this is all he has of his childhood. When his wife and child are brutally killed, a mysterious stranger wants to finger him ... Read More »

Review: Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt

Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt

★★★★ In the aftermath of a brutal murder, Markie is struggling to find her footing in the world. Aided by her sister, Kam, the two are finally finding ways for Markie to enjoy life again. Unfortunately, life has other plans as tragedy befalls them once more. It soon becomes clear that these events are far from random occurrences, and the ... Read More »

Review: A Killing Too Close to Home by Karen Berg-Raftakis

A Killing Too Close to Home by Karen Berg-Raftakis

★★★½ With a sassy, case-cracking heroine in the form of Arianna Archer, A Killing Too Close to Home is an amusing and suspenseful mystery. Bored from a long break between cases, Arianna is a new consultant for the Meadowville Police Department and eager to sink her teeth into a new case, but what she doesn’t expect is for one of ... Read More »

Closure: An Eli Quinn Mystery by Robert Roy Britt

Closure: An Eli Quinn Mystery

Murder rocks the sleepy town of Pleasant, Arizona, and ex-reporter Eli Quinn is on the case. Fresh off his uncertain vacation from his job with the Arizona Republic to track down his wife’s killer, he returns with the perp behind bars, yet he can’t bring himself to slip back into his old life behind a desk. With the encouragement of ... Read More »

Review: First Kill: An Eli Quinn Mystery by Robert Roy Britt

First Kill: An Eli Quinn Mystery by Robert Roy Britt

★★★★★ Most private eye mysteries have a tendency to fall into common tropes and expected stylization, and there is rarely a reboot within the genre. Robert Roy Britt, the author of First Kill, works against that common grain and has created a believable and likable private eye in Eli Quinn that doesn’t seem like a cliché stepping out of a ... Read More »

Review: Death of a Temptress (A Dave Slater Mystery Book 1) by P.F. Ford

Death of a Temptress (A Dave Slater Mystery Novel Book 1) by Peter Ford

★★★★ In what could have easily been a gritty crime drama surrounding a rugged detective with a chip on his shoulder, author P.F. Ford instead delivers an amusing and engaging thriller with a buddy-cop feel in Death of a Temptress. The author writes with a savage passion and an attention to detail that keeps the suspense boiling up and the ... Read More »

Drone: An Eli Quinn Detective Novella by Robert Roy Britt

Drone: An Eli Quinn Detective Novella by Robert Roy Britt

Man will always twist technology to devious intent; that much is obvious. When drone technology is involved in the assassination attempt of an Arizona politician, few are so qualified to deal with the crime as one Eli Quinn. In his second published adventure of the series, private investigator Eli Quinn is once again on the case, roped in after friend ... Read More »

Review: The Hotel Westend by Ashley Lynch-Harris

Hotel Westend lead story

★★★★ The Hotel Westend by Ashley Lynch-Harris is a classic mystery with plenty of twists. With eccentric characters, an historic hotel with its fair share of secrets, and an innocent ingénue with a good dose of curiosity, The Hotel Westend is a slow-boiling thriller that will have you guessing until the very end. In the beloved style of Agatha Christie ... Read More »