PositiveBookreporterAs herring fill the cold Irish Sea, Andrea Carter’s beguiling and complex mystery throngs with red herrings. Quirky characters populate the pages, many of whom become suspects for Ben to investigate, since the garda (police) have ruled out homicide.
RaveBookreporterRob Leininger’s attention to philosophical detail mirrors my own: Bad often begets good. Witty humor softens grisly crime scene descriptions, making Mort my go-to gumshoe. Gumshoe Rock rocks! It has earned a spot on my Bookreporter Top Picks Dean’s List.
PositiveBookReporterAs often happens in life for those with addiction issues, Joe Clifford’s fifth Jay Porter installment doesn’t portray a fairy tale happily-ever-after ending. The author strives to depict through his characters the dangers of drug addiction. In that, he succeeds. Brilliantly!
PositiveBookreporterWhat starts as a metaphoric soothing tea served in exquisite porcelain ends with the kick of a brandy-laced double espresso ... a complex tapestry of suspense and intrigue ... Andrea Carter has constructed the Inishowen Mystery series on an equally sound substructure. Like her character’s namesake, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carter constructs an intense and complex painting of an Irish maritime village.
RaveBookreporter.comThe Anniversary Man is the second and affirms Ellory’s title as monarch of psychological crime thrillers ... In this bleak examination of murder and hope, Ellory’s herrings are as red and sticky as caramelized apples, and there are more dead-ends than Manhattan riverside real estate ... Written as though by a native New Yorker, it needs to be read twice –– once for vice-grip-like details, and again for nectar from the consummate wordsmith. So real is Ellory’s writing that lines between journalism and crime fiction blur ...Detective Irving has the makings of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch on steroids, sure to be a repeat character –– and made with cinematic success into a blockbuster movie.