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A WWII Mystery ‘Starring’ Everyone’s Favorite First-Grade Teacher: Miss Dimple Suspects by Mignon F. Ballard

Miss Dimple Kilpatrick (who has appeared in two fantastic tales by this author) returns. For those who do not yet know, Miss Dimple is a first-grade teacher in the tiny town of Elderberry, Georgia. It’s the 1940’s and while the men of the town are off fighting in WWII, the women are taking care of […]

A Happy Hit Man? – ‘Hit Me’ by Lawrence Block

This author has done it again. With this tale, readers are ‘gifted’ with Keller – the super-cool, fun hit man with an extraordinary personality that’s been a true ‘hit’ with readers. Keller’s a killer and knows first hand that death can and will solve many problems in life. This is the very reason why he […]

Announcing ‘Feathered: Being a Fairy Tale’ by Tom Weston

This is the third novel in the “Alex & Jackie Adventures,” and the one thing that all readers will agree upon is the fact that this series gets better and better with each and every book. In this new tale, Alex and Jackie are heading to Dublin to stay with an Aunt and Uncle they’ve […]

Hamish Macbeth, Death of Yesterday, M.C. Beaton

Believe it or not, this is the twenty-ninth Hamish Macbeth mystery; and the one thing that can be said about this series is that it’s definitely NOT gotten old. This red-headed police sergeant living in the small village of Lochdubh, Scotland is such a hoot and a howl that you never want to see this […]

‘Deadly Stakes’ Brings J.A. Jance Back to the Masses

J.A. Jance, as any fan knows, is synonymous with ‘great’ suspense fiction, and this is no exception. Ali Reynolds is back! A trained police officer, she finds herself working against authorities in this new tale in order to clear a suspect who’s been caught up in a deadly game… Gemma Ralston, a bit of a […]

Brian D’Amato Scares & Thrills with ‘Beauty’

A very interesting book, this story comes out of the blue and offers the reader something they didn’t expect. Although books have been written about the egotistical ‘jet set’ before, D’Amato sets his tale apart by not only offering action, suspense and a little gore, but also provides a very scary learning experience for anyone […]

‘Doktor Glass’ by Thomas Brennan

For a truly interesting and ‘fresh’ afternoon, this book is it. Taking place in the late 19th Century, readers are introduced to the greatest feat of engineering ever created – The Transatlantic Span. This incredible invention is an actual bridge that is built across the Atlantic Ocean linking England with New York City. Apparently it […]

Eslanda Robeson Book Review

Eslanda  The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson by Barbara Ransby Yale University Press Hardcover, $35.00 434 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-300-12434-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “At a time when most Black women suffered painfully circumscribed lives, Eslanda Robeson enjoyed enormous mobility… For most of her life, Essie was a traveler, both literally […]