One of the hardest parts of good science fiction or fantasy is world building. In Foundry Side, Robert Jackson Bennett has built one of the most original worlds I have read about in years. This story centers around a thief named Sancia. She lives in a city-state that runs on industrialized magic. Spells in this […]
Mark Dawson’s newest book is about an assassin in training Isabella Rose. This story takes place in the world of his John Milton series but is no a Milton book. Isabella and her trainer Maia are on the run. Various government groups and a private military contractor are looking for them. So they are hiding […]
Author Paul Levine is back with a new legal thriller in Bum Deal. This novel continues the Attorney Jake Lassiter series of novels. In this story, Jake is asked to become a special prosecutor in a case. Typically a defense attorney Jake takes the assignment with apprehension. A rich doctor is accused of killing his […]
Sometimes you can judge a book by the cover. As a fire/arson investigator anytime I see a book with flames as cover art I make sure to take a second look. Fire on the Fens by Joy Ellis is about a community being hit by a serial arsonist. At first, it is only property being […]
Annette Dashofy is back with another Zoe Chambers cozy mystery, Uneasy Prey. I was first drawn to this series due to the main character being involved in rural EMS. While I never took the EMT test I have spent some time helping folks working in EMS. So it is always fun to read a story […]
Sometimes a book is scary even if it is not a horror book. All Systems Down it a thriller with a plot that gave me the chills.