Blame the Dead by Ed Ruggero

Summer, 1943. A mobile field hospital just outside Palermo, Sicily. A doctor is shot in the head as he runs for cover. Military policeman Eddie Harkins is coming off a long shit of breaking up drunken brawls when he is waved over to the scene. He was only a beat cop back in Philly, but... Continue Reading →

Firewatching by Russ Thomas

This novel got me thinking a lot about what makes a good thriller. In my head I broke it down into three categories: Characters, Plot/Premise, Setting. It takes a good detective to carry a thriller series. Usually they're broken in some way and use their detective skills as a means for redemption (I know, totally... Continue Reading →

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

Everything I look for in a great Western... and populated by queer women trying to live their lives the way they desire. Esther's forbidden love is hanged and instead of staying to participate in a marriage arranged by her father, she runs. She hides under the blankets in Librarians' wagon only to be discovered down... Continue Reading →

Prosper’s Demon by K.J. Parker

An unnamed narrator has a special gift. The ability to extract demons from people, to violently pull the being out of the host... There are only certain number (72,936) of demons in the entire world and they are immortal. And it is in the odds that our main character will run into a couple of... Continue Reading →

Breakers by Doug Johnstone

First off, that to Dave at espresso coco for recommending this stellar book! Secondly, I have a friend who did a teacher exchange in Scotland several years ago. Immediately after finishing this book I sent her an email about it. The very next day she downloaded it and zipped through it in a matter of hours.... Continue Reading →

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