BOOK REVIEW OF SMITH BY TIMOTHY J. LOCKHART FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart

“Blackmailed into working for a secret government organisation, a hard-bitten former servicewoman overcomes a perilous training programme to become a highly skilled and extremely resourceful assassin in a taut, action-packed thriller.”

My review of Smith by Timothy J. Lockhart is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

BOOK REVIEW OF STRANDED BY MATTHEW P. MAYO FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Stranded by Matthew P. Mayo

“Best known as an author of popular western novels, Matthew P. Mayo produces his finest work of fiction to date with this compelling, heartbreaking account of Janette Riker’s harrowing experiences while stranded for months on end in the Rockies, battling blizzards, frostbite and floods, and a vast array of ravenous, menacing creatures.”

My review of Stranded by Matthew P. Mayo is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

BOOK REVIEW OF MRS. JEFFRIES RIGHTS A WRONG BY EMILY BRIGHTWELL FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong by Emily Brightwell

“In her newest novel, Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong, which marks the 35th entry in the series, Brightwell delivers another entertaining and intricately plotted murder mystery set around a bustling London hotel and focused as much on uncovering the truth about the ‘slick as a slippery eel’ victim as on discovering the identity of the killer.”

My review of Mrs. Jeffries Rights A Wrong by Emily Brightwell (aka Cheryl Arguile) is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

BOOK REVIEW OF THE DELIGHT OF BEING ORDINARY BY ROLAND MERULLO FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo

“Missing and believed kidnapped by the Mafia, two of the world’s most recognisable holy men embark on a secret, impromptu road trip across the appealing Italian countryside in a delightfully whimsical novel from acclaimed American author Roland Merullo.”

My review of The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

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BOOK REVIEW OF THE PHANTOM OF THOMAS HARDY BY FLOYD SKLOOT FOR THE COLORADO REVIEW

Colorado Review - The Phantom of Thomas Hardy by Floyd Skloot

“American memoirist, novelist, and poet Floyd Skloot nimbly crosses the gorge between fact and fiction in his uniquely inventive The Phantom of Thomas Hardy. Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, this semi-autobiographical and semi-biographical endeavor is multifaceted and blends the various categories so thoroughly that the result is comparable to a rich, smooth-textured cocktail with a faintly peculiar flavor.”

Published today in the Colorado Review is my review of the latest novel by American memoirist, novelist, and poet Floyd Skloot.

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BOOK REVIEW OF SARATOGA PAYBACK BY STEPHEN DOBYNS FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns

“After an absence of almost 20 years, Stephen Dobyns’ popular laconic hero, former police sergeant turned private eye Charlie Bradshaw, makes a welcome return to the sleuthing world in a lively tale of multiple murder, mutilation and horse-napping.”

My review of Saratoga Payback byStephen Dobyns is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

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BOOK REVIEW OF PETER HELLER’S CELINE FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Celine by Peter Heller

“In the suspenseful new detective novel Celine, bestselling American author Peter Heller creates a most unexpected heroine. Celine Watkins, a sweet, frail, asthmatic private eye in her late sixties who specialises in finding missing persons and reuniting families, is totally unafraid of taking on biker gangs and US Navy SEAL snipers. …Quick on the draw, cool under pressure, and a crack shot with a handgun or high-powered rifle, this silver-haired senior citizen is as lethal as the Glock she carries in her shoulder rig.”

My review of Celine by Peter Heller is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

BOOK REVIEW OF DATE WITH THE EXECUTIONER BY EDWARD MARSTON FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Date with the Executioner by Edward Marston

“In the latest novel in the highly addictive Bow Street Rivals series, identical-twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen are embroiled in a dangerous case of treachery, fraud and murder involving two ill-matched duellists sparring over a beautiful woman. Set in London during the Regency period, Date with the Executioner marks the exciting third instalment in the newest historical crime series from prolific author Edward Marston (aka Keith Miles), who has been writing popular British historical fiction and mystery novels for more than thirty years.”

My review of Date with the Executioner is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

BOOK REVIEW OF BIG LONESOME BY JOSEPH SCAPELLATO FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Big Lonesome by Joseph Scapellato

“In his bold debut story collection, Joseph Scapellato takes aim at the American frontier’s familiar gun-toting, galloping figures and proceeds to blast 25 blistering holes clean through them. Often amusing, thoughtful and poetic, Big Lonesome is a weird and wildly inventive collection of 25 uniquely imagined short stories focused on the mythologies of the American West and the archetypal nomadic characters who roam the vast, pockmarked, barren landscape.”

My review of Big Lonesome by Joseph Scapellato is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.