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 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.

BOOK REVIEW OF ANGEL’S FLIGHT BY LOU CAMERON FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - Angel's Flight by Lou Cameron

“Reprinted for the first time in 57 years comes a hard-hitting crime noir tour de force charting a gutsy musician’s bruising journey through the cut-throat American music business during the Dirty Thirties to the Fabulous Fifties. Angel’s Flight, first published in 1960, is the long-forgotten debut by prolific American author Lou Cameron who died in 2010 having written more than 300 novels.”

My review of the Stark House Press reprint of Angel’s Flight by Lou Cameron is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

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

LEP.CO.UK - North of Forsaken by Matthew P. Mayo

“Old family wounds are reopened during a treacherous, blood-splattered journey through Wyoming to track down a valuable deeded property in a gritty Western from Spur Award-winning author Matthew P. Mayo.

North of Forsaken is the second book in Mayo’s all-action Roamer Western series featuring the exceedingly ugly, antisocial hero Scorfano, nicknamed Roamer by his long-time buddy Maple Jack because of his nomadic lifestyle.”

Matthew P. Mayo, a past Lowestoft Chronicle contributor, has finally provided a follow-up to the excellent Wrong Town, published by Robert Hale in 2008. The new Roamer adventure, this time published by Five Star, is well worth the wait. You can read my review of North of Forsaken in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

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BOOK REVIEW OF THE BERTIE PROJECT BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH FOR THE LANCASHIRE POST

LEP.CO.UK - The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith

“Love and marriage, freedom and loneliness, and risk and misadventure are some of the themes in the latest instalment of prolific, bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith’s delightfully witty 44 Scotland Street series. The Bertie Project, the eleventh novel in the immensely popular series focused on the lives of a small community of people inhabiting a somewhat Bohemian corner of Edinburgh’s New Town, finds many of the streets best-loved residents buffeted by the winds of change.”

The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith is published by Anchor Books this week. You can read my review of the book in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

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Book Review of ‘World, Chase Me Down’ by Andrew Hilleman for the Lancashire Post

LEP.CO.UK - World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman

“Colourful, real-life American outlaw Pat Crowe, the most wanted man in America at the turn of the century, is masterfully resurrected in the epic, action-packed Western novel World, Chase Me Down.

Andrew Hilleman’s riveting debut chronicles the incredible exploits of a hardened criminal who gained notoriety in 1900 for kidnapping and holding to ransom the teenage son of a meatpacking tycoon in Omaha and got away with $25,000 in gold.”

My review of World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman is published today in the Lancashire Evening Post, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK.

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