Category: Reviews

  • Eric Beetner: There and Back

    Eric Beetner: There and Back

    The Truth Must Not be Unearthed It’s a team building exercise into the forest for 10 colleagues. Many don’t want to be there, but two promotions are available and they know this is a test. Things go wrong immediately. When crossing over a fast moving river, a rope bridge entangles one of them and it’s Read more

  • Kevin G. Chapman: Dead Winner +Interview

    Kevin G. Chapman: Dead Winner +Interview

    The seemingly oblivious Rory and the femme fatal Monica. Thriller author Kevin G. Chapman is fresh off a five-book story arc in his Mike Stoneman Thriller series. Now, taking a break from that series, he has written a stand-alone novel called Dead Winner. We caught up with Kevin to ask a few questions about the Read more

  • Kimi Cunningham Grant: These Silent Woods

    Kimi Cunningham Grant: These Silent Woods

    Cooper & Finch, inseparable father and daughter. Their home, their friend Jake’s cabin in the Appalachians. Their lives, sheltered, quiet, hidden. Cooper is a wanted man. He forcibly removed the infant Finch from her grandparents who sought sole custody of her when their daughter, Finch’s mother, was killed in a car crash. Together they’ve lived Read more

  • Debbi Mack: Fatal Connections

    Debbi Mack: Fatal Connections

    When does a Marine run from a fight? When she’s on probation and in anger management therapy. Called out in the middle of the night to meet with her social media influencer clients the Harcourts, Erica Jensen finds a death scene at their home. Detectives Meredith Sully and Thomas Gordan are suspicious but have no Read more

  • Mary Keliikoa: Hidden Pieces

    Mary Keliikoa: Hidden Pieces

    Misty Pines Mystery Series Sheriff Jax Turner is a heartbroken man. Having lost his daughter to cancer, and his wife to the inevitable fall-out of his consuming grief, he’s ready to exit the world. A radio call about Allison, who’s been missing for hours, forces him to a noxious reality. Brought back from the brink of Read more

  • Iskanchi Books: Believers and Hustlers, and Truth is a Flightless Bird

    Iskanchi Books: Believers and Hustlers, and Truth is a Flightless Bird

    In the Land of Promise From Africa comes two enjoyable books. Each with something to teach about culture and of course, these are stories about crime and corruption. Believers and Hustlers by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo Heaven’s Gate Cathedral, is the new global headquarters of Rivers of Joy Church in Lagos, Nigeria. It is run by Read more

  • David Putnam: A Fearsome Moonlight Black

    David Putnam: A Fearsome Moonlight Black

    Hesitant, unsure, purposeful, and determined, Dave Beckett has all the hallmarks of a rookie cop in 1979. His initial days on the job are marred by a difficult call, a suicide. It’s not the only disturbing call of that nature that he responds to in those early years. Forward eight years, Beckett is now a Read more

  • Kelly J. Ford: Real Bad Things

    Kelly J. Ford: Real Bad Things

    They’d all sworn – Jane, Georgia Lee, Jason, Angie – to never tell… Jane Moody confessed to the murder of her step-father Warren Ingram. His body was never found and the police dismissed her confession. She was just a teenaged girl after all, how could she have killed someone? Now more than 20-years later, Warren’s Read more

  • A.J. Devlin: Five Moves of Doom

    A.J. Devlin: Five Moves of Doom

    Back with you at last and an entertaining book to get us going. Elijah Lennox displays his diamond studded UFC Championship belt in his gym. He uses it as an incentive for the young men he trains. One day it’s missing. Lennox turns to “Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead, a retired pro wrestler turned PI who’s known Read more

  • Summer Hiatus & Rebuild

    Murder in Common is under construction. The Traveler theme I loved is no longer supported and I have to switch to a new theme – Chaos! This is a good time then to take a break while my website is being rebuilt. Enjoy your summer: walk your neighbourhood, swim the waters, and dine with family Read more

  • Steve Goble: City Problems

    Steve Goble: City Problems

    “I was supposed to be ready for anything.“ Detective Ed Runyon escaped from New York to rural Ohio years ago. He left behind the city and the memory of a dead girl nailed to a wall. It was a case that almost broke him. Runyon did everything possible to forget, therapy, medication, booze, and he Read more

  • Trace Conger: Catch and Release

    Trace Conger: Catch and Release

    When it comes to danger there are: No Promises Vacationing on a family isle in Meddebemps, Maine, Connor Harding watches as a man named Boone cautiously paddles a canoe to his dock. The box he’s carrying contains postcards that are sent to his gangster boss Little Freddie. They are mailed from different cities, on the Read more

  • Pete Mesling: The Portable Nine

    Pete Mesling: The Portable Nine

    Nine villians…no wait, nine assassins, because not all assassins are villians… Welcome to the world of The Portable Nine. They dispersed years ago to their own decay and devices. Now Davenport, the Mad Man of Malta, is bringing them all together again in a venture to make them rich, and have a bit of revenge Read more

  • Lisa Nikolidakis: No One Crosses the Wolf

    Lisa Nikolidakis: No One Crosses the Wolf

    Available September 1, 2022 It was in 2003 that Lisa Nikolidakis‘ brother Mike called to tell her that her father was dead. And more than that, he had shot and killed two other people before turning the gun on himself. As they try to process his actions, only Lisa has a better idea of what Read more

  • Margot Kinberg: A Matter of Motive

    Margot Kinberg: A Matter of Motive

    A Patricia Stanley Investigation Ron Clemons, CEO of Mid-Atlantic Publicity Services, is on his way to a client meeting when he feels ill. As his situation worsens he manages to pull his car to the side of the road. His body is found in the drivers seat shortly thereafter. The medical examiner finds high levels Read more