Book Review of The Terror

The Terror by Dan Simmons – This is my first read of aDan Simmons work.  And at first I was skeptical.  In the beginning The Terror seemed ponderous—potentially another too-detailed account of historical tragedy.  Even the prose seemed cumbersome.  Oh, how wrong could I be?! Enraptured by The Terror This is a truly masterful work—one […]

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Book Review of Blood Passage

Mystery of a Past Life –   McCann tells us “There are more than 2,500 documented cases of young children who have reported memories of a previous life.”  Imagine how many go undocumented. Enter  the homicide detective team of Donaghue and Stainer.  The pair are pulled into a four year old Chinatown murder by odd […]

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Finding Smiles

Moods of a Mystery Writer – There’s probably more than a couple misconceptions surrounding the life and work of a mystery writer.  Let me assure you, we are NOT all Edgar Allan Poe.  Thank god not many are as miserable as was my dear Poe.  Self-inflicted torture is not my preferred life-style choice.  Like most […]

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